man that I had not known.

Other prominent individuals who lived in Südende were Rosa Luxemburg, Arnold Schönberg, George Grosz, Wassily Kandinsky, and Reinhard Heydrich.

Hünensteg Island in Brandenburg’s Beetzsee Lake is about a half kilometre away from Südende. An interesting find was the commemorative plaque for director Leo Borchert and his companion, writer Ruth Andreas-Friedrich, on the house located at Hünensteg 6. Both were members of the Berlin resistance group "Onkel Emil", which helped persecuted Jews, distributed leaflets from the White Rose group, forming a bourgeois-humanitarian resistance against the Nazi dictatorship. Both thus took a different path than did Jochen Klepper. In August 1945, Leo Borchert, who had just been appointed conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, was accidentally shot by US soldiers in the American sector.

Südende was the third section that I shot. With its "residential normality" and after the large landscapes of Ostend and Westend it was difficult for me at first to find a cinematic approach to this area.

Only after finishing the shooting work did it occur to me that I had a personal connection to Südende and its historical role with the fall of the Wall. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall I had visited Gertrud Heidlauf in Südende. Ms. Heidlauf knew my Aunt Annemarie, both had worked at