3 DVD set of the following films about East Prussia, available at a discounted price:
ONCE UPON A TIME IN EAST PRUSSIA
Interviews with former residents of East Prussia are interwoven in this moving account of East Prussia and its inhabitants right before, through and after the end of the Second World War. A very informative film about what life in East Prussia was like in the 30s and 40s. This film is a subtitled replacement for our East Prussia as it Once was. Also included are two newsreels: one about the fall of "Fortress Konigsberg" made by the Soviets; and another from Die Deutsche Wochenschau, made around a month or so earlier. Both also subtitled; neither was included in the former, unsubtitled version of this DVD. (APPROX. 88 MINS. + 16 MINS. OF NEWSREELS. VERY GOOD VHS QUALITY (i.e., some softness, but better than a VHS tape).
EAST PRUSSIA BEFORE THE CATASTROPHE (1930s)
We have sold books aplenty about the lost regions of Germany; especially photobooks, and especially photobooks about the former German East. But wouldn't it be wonderful to see what these regions looked like in film; and especially in films from those periods of time before the areas were placed under the administration of other countries? Well, now we can offer you this wonderful DVD with films showing what the region was like during the interwar period before the bombs fell and the population make-up changed forever. For anyone with relatives from the area; for anyone with an historical interest; for anyone even planning a trip to the region these 70+ years later, these films are a rare treasure, almost never for sale in the U.S. and containing rare glimpses into the Germanic cultures and lifestyles in this part of the world, before the insanity of the Second World War changed it all forever. (VERY GOOD QUALITY. APPROXIMATELY 70 mins).
A JOURNEY THROUGH OLD EAST PRUSSIA
Once part of the greater German Reich, now split between Poland and Russia, East Prussia holds an important place in the history and culture of Germany and the Germans. This video, almost three hours long, shows the viewer what life was like in the region prior to 1945, when it changed forever. As the films for this video come from a number of sources, the quality varies, but it is overall very good. For anyone with an interest in East Prussia, its culture, history and geography, this DVD is certainly for you! (Approx. 178 minutes long)
APPROX. 352 MINS. (ALMOST 6 HOURS!)