To commemorate the end of WWII on the 8th of May, ZDF is featuring a new 10-part documentary series entitled ‘War and Holocaust – The German Apocalypse’. An act against forgetting.
Post production company SUBLIME had the honor of creating the visual campaign for it, consisting of a photo series with four motifs. The photo series is based on the questions: Could this historical apocalypse repeat itself? How relevant is the topic today? Andreas Freitag and his Sublime team have built a visual bridge between then and now with their sensational artwork. They place people from the present within the context of the time. The result is an alarmingly modern visual world with an interplay of diverse, dangerously seductive symbols.
The TV documentary itself casts a glance on the time from 1918 to 1948, in which Germany entered the darkest chapter of its history and became responsible for millions of deaths and a further devastating world war. We read on ZDF : “The German Reich in free fall. How could a democracy in crisis lead to an apocalypse with war and genocide? From an international perspective, it tells the story of the rise and fall of National Socialism. The series does not end with the final days of the war in 1945 but tells the story of the human tragedies of refugees and in the liberated concentration camps, of the year following capitulation, of the legal reckoning with National Socialism, and of further processing the experiences into the year 1948.
The series describes the history of National Socialism and the Holocaust in a holistic approach – from a comprehensive international perspective in an act against forgetting. Rare and, in part, rediscovered film and photographic material as well as 40 top experts, including Richard J. Evans, Mary Fulbrook, Peter Longerich, Moshe Zimmermann, Alexandra Richie and Götz Aly, grant deep insight into this period of history between 1918 and 1948.
Based on the latest findings in scientific research, the series focuses not only on the motives of those responsible for committing these crimes but also on the responsibility of a major part of the German population at the time.”
ZDF is the main program of broadcasting company Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen and the second national public TV broadcaster in Germany. ZDF has been on the air since 1963. In the ZDF Mediathek, this essential series can be seen both in German and English – all free of charge. GoSee : zdf.de///krieg-und-holocaust-der-deutsche-abgrund
About – SUBLIME Postproduction combines a keen sense for aesthetics with a passion for all things visual and plenty of attention to detail. Knowledge of the entire breadth and depth of the visual arts enables us to give a technically perfect image what it needs to unleash its full effect. Areas of expertise include: transportation, CGI, motion graphics and beauty & fashion.