StoryCorps "Germans in the Woods" (2008)

86-year-old World War II veteran Joseph Robertson fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Over 60 years later, he still can't forget one soldier he killed there.


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The Road Home

After 40 years struggling with alcoholism, Eddie Lanier resolved to get sober.

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Eyes on the Stars

Before becoming an astronaut, Ron McNair was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, SC.

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Marking the Distance

After losing her short-term memory, Gweneviere Mann was forced to navigate life in a new way.

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The Last Viewing

A Vietnam vet whose son died in combat in Iraq, finds comfort in a chance encounter.

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"Germans in the Woods" on DVD

Plus the first-ever StoryCorps special, and 14 more shorts!

This DVD collects the first-ever StoryCorps special, Listening Is an Act of Love, and "Germans in the Woods" along with 14 additional shorts. In these cartoons, everyday people from little towns and big cities across America share extraordinary stories of love, loss, and daily life.

Bonus interview with The Rauch Brothers.


Tools We Used


Directed by

The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction

The Rauch Brothers


Mike Rauch


Tim Rauch

Background Painting

Iandry Randriamandroso
Tim Rauch

Effects Animation

Tom Witte

Audio Produced by

Michael Garofalo

Music by Fredrik

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published by House of Hassle

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