Tu apprendras l’allemand ma fille…. Nie wieder Krieg !
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Following the Second World War, two fathers, one German and one French, meet for the first time in a long time. In the presence of their children, they discuss their dreams of creating a lasting friendship between peoples, and the importance of language learning to foster exchanges.
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Our father wants his children to learn German! He wants his children to become friends with Germans! My mother doesn’t really want that, she knew Paris under the occupation…

I am European, as our fathers wanted, to preserve peace between peoples and when the bombs fall in the East, my heart trembles. Will the promise that Europe made to our fathers hold?

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