Zakopane, Eng Geschicht aus dem Krich , or Zakopane, A History of War is a Luxembourg novel by Guy Koenig published in 2020.
The story takes place in Zakopane, Poland, between 1939 and 1941. Two destinies meet. On the one hand, Alois, a frustrated character from a bourgeois family who finds in Nazi ideology a justification to give free rein to his hatred of the Jews. On the other, Ackermann, an elderly gendarme, investigating a murder. He gets closer and closer to the murderer, until the latter disappears just before the German invasion in 1940.
Ackermann then faces the Nazification of the police. Alois was involved in murders in the East. In 1941, Ackermann’s conscience forced him to leave the service. However, he continued to search for Alois, and his leads led him to Poland.
Through the journey of four student filmmakers and their professor who follow in the footsteps of their forefathers in the Land of Memory.I discover