Dr. Theodor Bergmann, a 97 year old "critical Communist", tells students about his long life. He want's to explain, how the Nazis in Germany could come to power and keep it for 12 years. He talks about economic and political problems in Germany between 1914 and 1933, about the dull mistakes of the workers' parties.
He explains, what a Kibbuz is (resp. was), what kind of experiences he made while working in one in the 30s.
He wants to teach young people, what they can learn from that part of history in order to get a better future in their own lives - and he tells them the secret of getting as old as him:
Besides, he answers to several questions about Antisemitism today, his personal impressions of the pre-Nazi struggles in Germany, the problems and (individual) chances of emigration and why he as a "critical communist" (who was officially considered as "jew" by the Nazis) came back to the western part of Germany in 1946 and didn't choose the later GDR. And he tells us, why he was not happy about German "Wiedervereinigung", although he considered the GDR- politicians as "stupid".