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 German army invades Russia in 1941 and some of the the actors carry a MG42 machine gun. But this machine gun entered service in 1942 and replaced the MG34. It was only a year later, in 1943-44 that it became the most common squad support weapon.
Many variants of this machine gun were produced and are still produced and in service all around the world. See more
Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter
Written by Fabian Römer
Performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Colosseum Records See more