History Series / UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter

14th Feb '17 4:34:31 AM LondonKdS
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* DeathFakedForYou: When the Polish resistance group decide they want to kill Viktor for being German and/or Jewish, the leader, who doesn't agree, takes Victor off into the forest, [[SoundOnlyDeath fires a shot into the ground]], and tells him to get lost.
6th Jan '17 10:04:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Tragically, Mr. Goldstein, a veteran of WorldWarI who is a proud German and determined to remain loyal to his country even as the persecution of Jews intensifies.

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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Tragically, Mr. Goldstein, a veteran of WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI who is a proud German and determined to remain loyal to his country even as the persecution of Jews intensifies.
10th Nov '16 11:53:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* ParentalFavoritism: Both Winter parents indulge in this. Wilhelm is clearly his stern father's favorite, while younger Friedhelm is [[DotingParent doted upon]] by his mother, who makes Wilhelm swear to bring his little brother back safely. When Frieldhelm returns for sick leave after a battle in which Wilhelm is believed to have died, their father barely conceals his wish [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead that Friedhelm had died instead]].

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* ParentalFavoritism: Both Winter parents indulge in this. Wilhelm is clearly his stern father's favorite, while younger Friedhelm is [[DotingParent doted upon]] by his mother, who makes Wilhelm swear to bring his little brother back safely. When Frieldhelm Friedhelm returns for sick leave after a battle in which Wilhelm is believed to have died, their father barely conceals his wish [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead that Friedhelm had died instead]].
23rd Sep '16 4:00:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* DadTheVeteran: Viktor's father fought in WorldWarI [[spoiler: but this won't save him from being deported as a Jew.]]

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* DadTheVeteran: Viktor's father fought in WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI [[spoiler: but this won't save him from being deported as a Jew.]]
23rd Jun '16 7:43:14 PM Resolution
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* ActionGirl: Alina [[DoNotGoGentle out of a train bound for a concentration camp]] with just a knife and sheer grit. With a bit of help.

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* ActionGirl: Alina [[DoNotGoGentle breaks out of a train bound for a concentration camp]] with just a knife and sheer grit. With a bit of help.



** When [[BearerOfBadNews Friedhelm]] tells Charlotte that [[spoiler: Wilhelm]] died, she goes and has an affair with [[spoiler: [[MayflyDecemberRomance the old doctor]]]].

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** When [[BearerOfBadNews Friedhelm]] tells Charlotte that [[spoiler: Wilhelm]] died, is dead, she goes and has starts an affair with [[spoiler: [[MayflyDecemberRomance the old doctor]]]].doctor]]]] in her grief.
23rd Jun '16 7:40:08 PM Resolution
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"''Our Mothers, Our Fathers''" (aka [[AdaptationNameChange ''Generation War'']] in the US and the UK). Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.

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"''Our Mothers, Our Fathers''" (aka [[AdaptationNameChange ''Generation War'']] War'' in the US and the UK). Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.
23rd Jun '16 7:39:14 PM Resolution
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"''Our Mothers, Our Fathers''" (aka ''Generation War'' in the US and the UK). Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.

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"''Our Mothers, Our Fathers''" (aka [[AdaptationNameChange ''Generation War'' War'']] in the US and the UK). Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.
23rd Jun '16 6:05:17 PM Resolution
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* Irony: Wilhelm, a respected lieutenant, becomes so disillusioned with the war and the suffering it brings that he deserts. Friedhelm, a draftee who has known this all along, keeps serving the army until the very end.

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Wilhelm, a respected lieutenant, becomes so disillusioned with the war and the suffering it brings that he deserts. Friedhelm, a draftee who has known this all along, keeps serving the army until the very end.
23rd Jun '16 5:59:01 PM Resolution
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* ActionGirl: Alina [[DoNotGoGentle out of a train bound for a concentration camp]] with just a knife and sheer grit. With a bit of help.



* AllGermansAreNazis: Averted, none of the five main characters are Nazis and are depicted as normal people living in Nazi Germany.
* AloofBigBrother: Wilhelm, who has previous experience from the invasions of Poland and France, and who has attained the rank of Lieutenant, considers his bookish brother, a new recruit, to be too soft for the work of a soldier, and confesses to feeling ashamed of him on occasion. On the other hand, he also admires Friedhelm's wit and intelligence.

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* AllGermansAreNazis: Averted, none Averted. None of the five main characters are Nazis and are depicted as normal people living in Nazi Germany.
* AloofBigBrother: Wilhelm, who has previous experience from the invasions of Poland and France, and who has attained the rank of Lieutenant, considers his bookish brother, a new recruit, to be too soft for the work of a soldier, and confesses to feeling ashamed of him on occasion. On the other hand, he also admires Friedhelm's [[TheSmartGuy wit and intelligence.intelligence]].
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Charlotte to Wilhelm, after she discovers he's alive.



* Irony: Wilhelm, a respected lieutenant, becomes so disillusioned with the war and the suffering it brings that he deserts. Friedhelm, a draftee who has known this all along, keeps serving the army until the very end.



%%* MoralityKitchenSink

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%%* MoralityKitchenSinkMoralityKitchenSink: It's wartime. No one is completely morally good or evil, not even the protagonists.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Wilhelm tells a superior officer that partisan activity has increased, and the officer drily replies "Thanks to our far-sighted policy of treating these people as inferiors."

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Wilhelm tells a superior officer that partisan activity has increased, and the officer drily [[DeadpanSnarker drily]] replies "Thanks to our far-sighted policy of treating these people as inferiors."



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Seeing as this is fascist Nazi Germany, it's not surprising.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Seeing as this is set in fascist Nazi Germany, it's not surprising.


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** Averted when Wilhelm refuses to torch a peasant couple's home. Orders come by telegraph just in time decreeing that no more houses may be burned, since it reveals the Germans are retreating.


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* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Charlotte attempts to locate her friend Sonja before the hospital evacuation, but they both get stranded as the Russians descend on them. They shoot Sonja anyway for collaborating with the Germans as a nurse.]]
** [[spoiler: Greta breaks up with Viktor and sleeps with Dorn in order to get him passage to America. The Gestapo arrest him before he can leave the country, rendering Greta's efforts useless.]]
23rd Jun '16 4:25:41 PM Resolution
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* BreakTheHaughty: Greta had always been impetuous, but even her status as a GlamourousWartimeSinger doesn't save her from [[spoiler: imprisonment and death for treason]]. Not to mention how [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop the things she's done for the sake of her ambition]] take a toll on her.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Greta had always been impetuous, but even her status as a GlamourousWartimeSinger GlamorousWartimeSinger doesn't save her from [[spoiler: imprisonment and death for treason]]. Not to mention how [[SleepingTheirWayToTheTop the things she's done for the sake of her ambition]] take a toll on her.


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* SoundtrackDissonance: [[GlamorousWartimeSinger Greta's]] song Mein Kleines Herz [[note]]My Little Heart[[/note]] is a tender, blithe love song, but [[BittersweetEnding the]] [[CrapsackWorld context]] gives it this. The effect is further demonstrated by showing how miserable her friends are in that moment: Wilhelm and Friedhelm are out in the winter cold, Charlotte is drinking away her guilt, and Viktor is detained in a cell.
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