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(TV Mini-Series)

(1978)

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  • In 1935 Berlin, the Weisses celebrate son Karl's marriage to Inga Helms. When Erik Dorf is unable to find work as a lawyer, wife Marta urges him to apply for a Nazi government job. Erik Dorf warns Dr. Weiss he should leave Germany. Karl is arrested and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, and Dr. Weiss is deported to Poland. Erik Dorf continues to advance in the Nazi hierarchy.

    - Written by mama.sylvia
  • In 1935, the Weiss family celebrate the marriage of their eldest son Karl to Inga Helms. Family patriarch Dr. Josef Weiss is well respected in the community though not everyone at Karl and Inga's wedding are comfortable with Inga marrying a Jew. Over the next several years, the conditions for Jews in Germany deteriorate considerably. Jews lose their rights gradually over these years to the point where those rights simply do not exist. Karl Weiss finds himself in Buchenwald concentration camp having committed no crime. Dr, Weiss finds that is forbidden to treat non-Jewish patients and is eventually deported to his native Poland, despite having lived in Germany his entire adult life. Meanwhile, Erik Dorf is a bright young law school graduate who cannot find a job. He eventually applies for a government position and while he is no Nazi, he is prepared to adopt their philosophy. He soon finds himself as a junior SS officer working ding directly for Heydrich, the head of the secret police.

    - Written by garykmcd

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