The small village of Eisenbach in northern Luxembourg is crossed by the river Our. It marks the border between the Grand Duchy and Germany and cuts the village in two. With the help of eyewitness accounts, the film recounts the dramatic repercussions of the Second World War on the families living on both sides of the river.
This fascinating documentary on the life of a village whose inhabitants suddenly become enemies by the randomness of war also has great historical value: it is one of the first documentaries to have shed light on the complexity of the situation in which Luxembourgers found themselves during the Second World War, going against the myth of a small minority of collaborators.
Film from the CNA archive.