75 years of Germany – The great test

with Mirko Drotschmann

What were the largest mail-order companies in West Germany called? What is meant by the “Peaceful Revolution” in Germany? What is the proportion of people with a history of immigration in Germany? On the anniversary of the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR, Mirko Drotschmann takes us through the highlights of German history over the last 75 years: a history of division and unity, freedom and dictatorship, economic miracles and world champions. He meets contemporary witnesses and experts who take us on a journey into German history and asks people on the street questions about important events and developments since 1949. A poll by the Wahlen research group shows how well Germans know their way around. What do we still remember? What has been forgotten? What makes Germany what it is?

WRITER & DIRECTOR: Sabine Bier, Roland May  CAMERA: Jörg Adams, Leo Adass, Bastian Bahrenbrock, Moritz Bauer     EDITOR: Volker Gehrke     SOUND: Moritz Minhöfer    MUSIC: Ritchie Staringer   COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Annette von der Heyde (ZDF), Stefan Brauburger (ZDF)