Reitz’s Heimat and World War II

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A 5 page essay that summarizes and analyzes director Edgar Reitz’s epic 1984 fifteen-hour, TV series, Heimat: Eine Deutsche Chronik (Homeland: A Chronicle of Germany), offers a vision of German history that dramatizes the perspective of the ordinary rural German citizen, while simultaneously relating the texture of historical events in the twentieth century to the cultural ethos that served to define the ways in which the German people perceived themselves and their nation. The first paper on this series (khheimat.rtf) discusses episodes 1 and 2. This paper focuses on episodes 3-7, which cover World War II. Bibliography lists 2 sources.