First hand witness to the infamous World War II fire bombing and destruction of his hometown, Dresden, Germany, 15-year-old Diether Warneck lost his girlfriend and bicycled to the front-lines of the war, enlisting in the German army under Hitler's rule.
This single decision would haunt him for the rest of his life. Recalling the series of events that lead to his survival, Diether shares the extreme guilt he hid for seventy years while experiencing a life filled with love, family, intrigue, art and personal accomplishment.
Documented beautifully and honestly by his 24 year old son, Dorian Warneck, Diether shares his story while traveling from the United States back to Germany to visit his elderly siblings for what they deemed “the last time.”
Though Diether’s pain is incomparable to the atrocities of the Holocaust, it is real, and it is human. This film exposes a rarely acknowledged casualty of World War II.
This project was successfully funded on Kickstarter as of April 25, 2015 and will be entering festivals this summer! For more information and to follow the project's progress, visit Coloroffire.com