Joachim Kaiser discusses critiquing German music and how the music scene in Germany has changed. Studs Terkel in Germany.
Connie Kolb and Ursula Bender discuss life in Germany, specifically Berlin. Connie Kolb discusses her life struggles, lack of confidence, and her work in journalism.
Studs interview with German writer and freelance journalist, Dieter Lattman, who shares his military family background and the influence that WW II had on his desire to involve himself in politics. They discuss other German authors and the German family and culture. Studs quotes German journalist and political critic, Joachim Kaiser, who called the young people of Germany a "fatherless generation." Studs interviews Lattman in Germany.
Interviewing Dieter Lattman : Studs Terkel in Germany.
Eric Lüth discusses his experiences, observations, and accounts of life in Hamburg, Germany during the rise and fall of Hitler. He recounts how as a member of Parliament he brought in Hitler's, "Mein Kampf" and read portions aloud and was laughed at by his colleagues. He states they were blind to what Hitler declared in his book he would do and some are still blind by wanting to rub out their past, their history.
Studs continues his interview with Eric Luth in Hamburg, Germany. The audio breaks at 25:23 and continues on a Sat at 25:28 till its conclusion at 35:43. Eric Luth conveys stories of humanity by both German prisoners towards Russian prisoners whose treatment was dictated by the Nazi party to not offer any winter clothing or shoes to provide comfort. The German laborers provided a human solidarity that brought them food, clothes and soap.
Eric Lüth's discussion with Studs Terkel is similar to part 3 but Luth offers a more in depth conversation on the role of teachers in schools and how the time of Hitler is taught. There were those teachers that joined the party to continue their love of teaching and those teachers that were brought into the Nazi Party to follow their convictions. This lack of courage to resist influences pupils today because teachers are not saying they were cowards. The relationship is altered out of shame, and embarrassment.