* [[CreatorsPet Authors Pet]]: Victor is right about every single step of WorldWarII. It is somewhat offset by his appalling homelife.
* HamAndCheese[=/=]{{Narm}}: Steven Berkoff's portrayal of Hitler in the ''War and Remembrance'' TV series. In his VillainousBreakdown in the last episode, he [[{{Wangst}} appears to be throwing a tantrum]].
* TearJerker: The end of the final chapter of ''[[FictionalDocument A Jew's Journey]]'', as well as Aaron's actual death. More generally, all of the Holocaust scenes.
--> "These scattered notes, much more than anything else I have written, must serve as the mark over the emptiness that will be my grave."
** [[spoiler:Warren's]] death.
* WhatAnIdiot: Aaron and Natalie continually refuse to leave Europe, even after Byron manages to track them down in the middle of the war. To be fair to Natalie, Byron's plan to get out was dangerous, she was advised against it by someone who had helped her so far, and she was not just risking herself but her son.
* WTHCastingAgency: It's downright bizarre seeing Ali [=MacGraw=] being treated like she's some exotic temptress, who one person even says might be mistaken for an Arab.