The Invasion: the Outbreak of World War II

On 1 September 1939, Hitler started the most fatal war in world history. The German-Polish two-part series “World War II” reconstructs how the Führer triggered a chain of events sparking a global conflagration. Hitler’s Poland Campaign unleashed a “Blitzkrieg” lasting six weeks only. However, it was a war of unprecedented brutality resulting in a tremendous suffering of the Polish people in the long run. In part 2, “World War II” sheds light on some of their lives telling almost forgotten stories. It also includes selected interviews with Roman Polanski and Andrzej Wajda who witnessed the attack, when they were children.