Generation War (2013)
"Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter" (original title)

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Series cast summary:
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 Wilhelm Winter (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Friedhelm Winter (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Greta (3 episodes, 2013)
Miriam Stein ...
 Charlotte (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Viktor Goldstein (3 episodes, 2013)
Mark Waschke ...
 Dorn (3 episodes, 2013)
Henriette Richter-Röhl ...
 Hildegard (3 episodes, 2013)
Götz Schubert ...
 Dr. Jahn (3 episodes, 2013)
Hildegard Schroedter ...
 Oberschwester (3 episodes, 2013)
Christiane Paul ...
 Lilja (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Hiemer (2 episodes, 2013)
Alina Levshin ...
 Alina (2 episodes, 2013)
Lucas Gregorowicz ...
 Jerzy (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Hauptmann Feigl (2 episodes, 2013)
Adam Markiewicz ...
 Stanislawski (2 episodes, 2013)
Johanna Gastdorf ...
 Friedhelms Mutter (2 episodes, 2013)
Peter Kremer ...
 Vater Winter (2 episodes, 2013)
Trystan Pütter ...
 Bertok (2 episodes, 2013)
David Zimmerschied ...
 Schneider (2 episodes, 2013)
Joel Basman ...
 Bartel (2 episodes, 2013)
Anne Diemer ...
 Dorns Frau (2 episodes, 2013)
Karina Plachetka ...
 Erika (2 episodes, 2013)
Judith Engel ...
 Frau Schulze (2 episodes, 2013)
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Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well. Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm is off to the eastern front with his younger brother Friedhelm, a sensitive dreamer more interested in literature than warfare. Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte, a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Wehrmacht, also on the eastern front. While Greta is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, her Jewish boyfriend Viktor still cannot convince his parents to leave Germany... Valor and courage come to the fore, but also betrayal - of values, beliefs, humanity. Friedhelm turns into a soulless killing machine... Wilhelm deserts his troops and is court-martialed... Charlotte's Nazi ideology crumbles when she betrays a Jewish nurse helping the German army... Greta obtains papers for Viktor's escape by selling herself to an SS colonel. They and millions of ... Written by Anonymous

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1 March 2013 (Germany)  »

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Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter  »

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,486 (USA) (31 January 2014)

Gross:

$87,116 (USA) (21 March 2014)
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Producer of "Generation War" Apologizes to the Polish People
3 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For all those who were unaware of the anti-Polish, and highly controversial elements of this production, the film's German producer, Nico Hofmann, has apologised as follows:

Nico Hofmann said: "It was a mistake not to consult with Polish historians… this is a lesson for me. I am sorry we offended the Polish people."

Internet Reference: http://www.krakowpost.com/article/7632

I trust that you will allow Nico Hofmann's apology to be repeated here, as it clearly shows that the film does depict the Poles in incorrect and unjustified ways. Please paste that internet link into a web browser, and read the whole article to get more comprehensive information.

And while there will be some sympathy for any people caught up in a war, it wasn't the Poles who elected the Nazi's to power. And pretty much everyone will have been aware that 3 Million Polish Jews died in these atrocities, but much less well known is that an additional 3 Million non-Jewish Poles also died at the hands of the German Nazis, aided by the Soviet Russians.


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