World War II is also the story of our grandfathers and grandmothers. In this graphic novel, some of the last german contemporary witnesses still alive get their chance to speak. Honestly and courageously they recount their experiences – from the outbreak of war in Poland to the battles of Stalingrad and D-Day up to bomb warfare and the last struggles in Berlin. Historically documented facts meet the personal memories of a shattered generation. Without sugarcoating – but also without a wagging finger.
The graphic novel Großväterland, through its authentic narration with scientifically compiled supporting material and many photographs, adds an extraordinary – and previously neglected – aspect to our image of WWII.