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Das Beil von Wandsbek

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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 Erwin Geschonneck plays the butcher...more

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