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Das Beil von Wandsbek


In this tragic true story based on the novel by Arnold Zweig, a butcher was called upon to execute four Communists with a meat axe in 1938 because the normal executioner was ill. When author Zweig read about the execution, and then later read about the suicide of a butcher later in the same year, he came to the realization that both butchers were the same person, and he wrote this story. In the film [[Performer~P219697~Erwin Geschonneck~erwingeschonneck]] plays the butcher who suffers miserably from his...more