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  • ICH WAR 19 Alternative
  • I WAS NINETEEN Alternative


Story of Gregor Hecker, the son of a German anti-fascist, who emigrated and became an officer in the Red Army. In 1945 he and his unit reach Germany. He is put in charge of the town of Bernau and meets a refugee girl. He and his unit also liberate the concentration camp of Sachsenhausen, celebrating May Day with German anti-fascists who have just been liberated. There is sadness too, however, when a close friend, Lieutenant Zyganiuk is killed in the final month of the war by some fanatical SS men making a final stand.

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