A short trailer for a video documentary on the story behind 'Darkness over Germany' by Amy Buller and its resonances in current times

Published Date: 
Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Here is a short trailer for a longer video documentary we have commissioned from the Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent, on the story behind Amy Buller's groundbreaking 1943 book, Darkness over Germany, and its resonances in current times. It has been produced as part of our 70th anniversary celebrations in 2017.

The trailer features excerpts from interviews with:

  • Professor Kurt Barling - Professor of Journalism at Middlesex University London and author of the foreword to the 2017 edition, Darkness over Germany: A Warning from History
  • Jane Furniss - Trustee of Cumberland Lodge, Deputy Chair of the highly-regarded homelessness charity Crisis, a non-executive Director on the Board of the National Crime Agency, and Senior Independent Director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Katherine O'Lone - Amy Buller PhD Scholar at Cumberland Lodge, and PhD student at Royal Holloway London.

It was the original editon of Darkness over Germany that attracted the attention of Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) and led to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth granting us the use of Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, for a new kind of educational foundation that would help to ensure that what happened in Germany in the 1930s was never repeated.

The full-length video will be released in June 2017. 

Darkness over Germany: A Warning from History trailer