Berlin 1945: Diary of a Metropolis (2020): S01E01 – New Years Eve 1945


Life in Berlin in 1945 before, during and after the battle of Berlin seen through the eyes of those who were there at the time from common Berliners to Allied troops.

Also known as Berlin 1945 : Le Journal D’Une Captale (French) and Berlin 1945: Tagebuch einer Großstadt (German).


At the beginning of 1945, Berlin remains under the spell of the Nazi promise of salvation, an illusion at odds with the city’s daily reality. Every day there are bombing attacks, fires to be extinguished and corpses to be buried. Life goes on as the front lines of the war close in each day. Death comes for men, women, the old, the young, the National Socialists and the forced labourers. In April, the Red Army stands ready outside the city. In a time of uncertainty on the front lines, nobody has a clear view of what will happen. Civilians hiding, SS soldiers shooting deserters, and Red Army soldiers hoping to survive the final days of the war. As the war comes closer and closer to the metropolis, it returns everything to its roots, showing no mercy.

Berlin 1945: Diary of a Metropolis Series

You can find a full index and overview of Berlin 1945: Diary of a Metropolis here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 09 November 2020 (UK).
  • Running Time: 3 x 52 minutes (UK).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: Germany.
  • Language: English.

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