An entire classroom of twelfth graders in the Communist-controlled German Democratic Republic is traumatized when they discover what is really happening during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. This forbidden information brings them into conflict with the school and government authorities, and only by sticking together can they save one or all members of the class from persecution. Family ties are also called into question.
Charles Paxton Martin
Did You Know?
Original literary source : "Das schweigende Klassenzimmer. Eine wahre Geschichte über Mut, Zusammenhalt und den Kalten Krieg", book by Dietrich Garstka
, Ullstein Verlag, Berlin, 30-11-2016, 224 p., ISBN: 9786550078927. See more
Features Liane, Jungle Goddess
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs op. 20
Composed by Béla Bartók
(1920) See more