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On 31, Mar 2007 | In | By Jan Tenhaven

TRACING THE ANCESTORS

Original Title: DIE SPUR DER AHNEN – JEDE FAMILIE HAT EIN GEHEIMNIS

Epdisode 1: The Secret of the Christmas Cake
Das Geheimnis des Christstollens

30 min | MDR | 2007

Can it be that the “Dresdner Stollen” (the famous christmas cake from Dresden) has not been invented in Dresden? And is a pensioner from Swabia the descendant of the true Stollen inventor? The search leads all the way into the 15th century.

Episode 2: My Ancestors the Hangmen
Meine Vorfahren, die Scharfrichter

30 min | MDR | 2007

A retired electrician from Chemnitz wants to find out about his ancestors. Is it true that he is related to one of the most infamous hangman of Saxony? His family search reveals an astonishing past…

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