Das Beil von Wandsbek

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  • The main character is a butcher who serves as an executioner for the Nazis and also turns in four antifascists. After these atrocities become known, customers start to boycott his store, his wife takes her life and he shoots himself.


  • Based on the novel by Arnold Zweig.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
  • DVD.
  • In German with English subtitles.
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