"Ober Ost" - The Forgotten Colony in the Heart of Europe

While the First World War and its battles on the Western Front are still very much anchored in our memory of history, the simultaneous battle in the East appears now to have been largely forgotten. During the course of this military action, a peculiar, state-like entity was created, a German colony in Eastern Europe, a military utopia: the Land of Ober Ost. The occupied region was to become a productive state, completely under military command; a state that was to serve not least as a deployment zone for the impending war.

The documentary presents the Land of Ober Ost, using fascinating resources dug out of the archives alongside newly filmed material.