As Hitler starts the war, the Berlin Winter family and their friends are confident it will soon be won. Popular Wilhelm, a rising army lieutenant, promises their father to look after 'rebel' kid brother Friedhelm, a broody intellectual, whose doubts about the propaganda's triumphant picture soon start proving more then justified, as the Russian winter proves as cruel to them as the SS-enforced treatment of Slavic and Jewish 'subhuman' locals. Their friend Viktor, son and heir of naively loyal tailor Goldstein, must flee, which is only possible if his girlfriend seduces an SS officer, who also helps launch her singing career.
Did You Know?
The burnt Russian tank seen in Martyukhova is a T-34-85 which was not deployed until 1943-1945 while the scene takes place in 1941 so it should have been a T-34-76. This is probably due to them being less produced. See more
War brings out the worst from us.
Mein kleines Herz
Written by Ferdinand von Seebach
Performed by Katharina Schüttler
Courtesy of Colosseum Records See more