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After season 1, the family's surname was changed from "Rafael" to "Gabriel". RTL changed the surname to avoid any relations to real existing personalities. See more
The events of cutting off electricity or desperately trying to get money for food and a place to live, which increase the tragedy, would actually not be possible in Germany. The social welfare, which everyone who has a German citizenship can obtain, covers all the basic needs, even including such things as a TV and Internet access. Also, after losing his job, Paul Gabriel would actually receive an unemployment fare for at least one year, covering up to 80% of his former salary, which would obviously be still enough to keep a decent life style. See more