Wilhelm's death sentence has been mitigated to a transfer into a punitive battalion. The Wehrmacht now needs every man. In Russia, Charlotte and Wilhelm meet again - a disturbing encounter for both. Especially Charlotte is overwhelmed by her feelings, since she thought Wilhelm dead. But the war tears them asunder once more. The Red Army is now advancing on all fronts. While Friedhelm's new unit in Poland is still cracking down brutally on the partisan group Viktor is a member of, Charlotte's field hopital is overrun by the Russians. Charlotte is captured by the Russians. Greta is visited in prison by her former lover and protector Dorn. Like so many others, he sees the end of the NS-regime approaching and tries to save his own neck. He wants Greta to testify that he had helped her boyfriend Viktor to escape from Germany: Her life in exchange for her signature. Wilhelm uses the chaos of retreat and defects from his punitive battalion. He makes his difficult and dangerous way back to ... Written by
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While escaping from the partisans in a VW Kübelwagen, the Kübelwagen has a hubcap on its spare-wheel that was only produced after 1949 (round hubcap with small VW-Logo). See more
Why did you help me?
Because otherwise it would go on forever.
Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter
Written by Fabian Römer
Performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Colosseum Records See more