Status and Terrain
Zustand und Gelände
Images of streets, houses, castles and fortresses in Saxony contrast with bureaucratic correspondence, diary entries, literary fragments, all narrated in voice-over. Initially, they date from 1933, and the main topic is the search for, and later the organisation of, ‘protective custody’ and concentration camps, the suppression and resistance of political opposition, and traumatic experiences. Gradually, new layers of time are added—1945, 1977, 1990, 2011.