In Gordian Maugg's historic crime story ZEPPELIN! the airship casts its long shadow over three generations of a southern German family: Why did Robert Silcher, crew member of the LZ 129 ... See full summary »

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Alexander May ...
Karl 2005
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Robert 1929-1937
Agnieszka Piwowarska ...
Thea 1929-1937
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Konrad 1929
Hendrik Massute ...
Karl 1929
Herbert Schäfer ...
Christa Dubbert ...
Thea 1973
Louis El-Ghussein ...
Robert 1909
Peter Wolf ...
Jakob 1973
Semjon Wilhelm ...
Jakob 1937
Sebastian Krauth ...
Jakob 1933
Bruno Schubert ...
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Stefan Fühl
Christoph Hufenbecher
Christof Liers
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In Gordian Maugg's historic crime story ZEPPELIN! the airship casts its long shadow over three generations of a southern German family: Why did Robert Silcher, crew member of the LZ 129 Hindenburg, die in the flames at Lakehurst on 7 May 1937? Unsuccessfully his son Jakob spent his life trying to shed light on the mysterious circumstances of the accident. His grandson Matthias remembers his father's deep sadness and a trip to Lake Constance in 1973. Matthias' investigation leads him to the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen to one of Robert's former colleagues, Karl Semmle. But the old man rejects Matthias and first wants to know why he is so curious before he breaks his silence. The bizarre circumstances of Robert's death and the lives of his surviving family members thereafter does not come to light until 2004 with the help of Karl Semmle, the only witness of the time who really knows what happened and what drove Robert to sacrifice his own life to save the airship industry - a ... Written by Anonymous

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