Just before eleven o'clock, during the daylight bombardment that preceded the final armoured assault of the 346th Infantry Regiment on 3 April 1945, the city's art museum received a direct hit from a phosphorous shell and caught fire.
April 1945: a small German town is about to be overrun by the Allied Third Army. The vaults of the town’s museum become a stage for an intense psychological drama of secret histories and shared terror, as four people prepare themselves for their fate.
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In April 1945, as a shell from the advancing American army tears through the roof of the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, acting museum director Heinrich Hoffer and three of his colleagues seek refuge from the bombardment in the museum's vaults.