Day One Hundred and Nineteen: Bitterfeld
With a cameraman on the back of his bike, and the camera hidden in a shoulder bag, they successfully filmed the Stinketour. Hans was never seen or heard on the finished film.
I ask him what his penalty would have been had he been found out.
'Fifteen years,' translates Margit, 'and not in one of the comfortable jails.'
The footage was shown in a ten-minute clip on a popular political programme.
Margot reaches for a cigarette.
'Two days later a bus from Berlin came, from the big shots. They cleaned the whole factory, and they brought loads of sand and soil and filled in the dirt lakes we showed.'
'Yes, the policy was at that time to cover everything and to change nothing.'
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- Series: New Europe
- Chapter: Day One Hundred and Nineteen: Bitterfeld
- Country/sea: Germany
- Place: Bitterfeld
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