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Podcast Red Orchestra

More than 150 opponents of Hitler belonged to the resistance-network Red Orchestra. Their backgrounds and world views were highly diverse. In its center were the couples Libertas and Harro Schulze-Boysen and Mildred and Arvid Harnack. Together they discussed political and artistic issues, they helped persecuted people and documented violent Nazi crimes. In their leaflets they called the population to resist. They were in contact with other resistance groups, with forced laborers and with representatives of the American and Soviet embassies in Berlin.

The Podcast tells their story. It is composed of testimonies by resistance fighters that are read by their descendants. The Spanish Musician Felix v. Harnack and the German actor Kolja Unger, descendants of the fourth generation, take the users on this tour. They lead them through the Tiergarten park (Garden of Beasts) where resistance fighters frequently met, then through Wilhelmstraße, the former center of Nazi power and stop in front of the former torture-basements at Topography of Terror.

A project by Stefan Roloff, produced by the German Resistance Memorial Foundation, Berlin and When 6 is 9 Productions GmbH.

Available in German, English and Spanish.

Length: 34 minutes

You'll find the link for free download here: Podcast Red Orchestra