In 1935 Berlin, the Weisses celebrate son Karl's marriage to Inga Helms. When Erik Dorf is unable to find work as a lawyer, wife Marta urges him to apply for a Nazi government job. Erik Dorf warns Dr. Weiss he should leave Germany. Karl is arrested and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, and Dr. Weiss is deported to Poland. Erik Dorf continues to advance in the Nazi hierarchy.
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The manner in which Erik Dorf joins the SS, as well as the uniforms he wears throughout the series, are a combination of different SS branches and offices. When Dorf first applies to join the SS n 1935 he appears in a black General-SS (Allgemeine-SS) uniform apparently as a member of the SD. He also begins with the rank of SS-Lieutenant, seemingly never having served in the enlisted ranks. He next appears in 1938 as a member of the Security Police (Sipo) which was a plain clothes police agency not technically part of the SS, although many members of the Sipo were also part of the SS. In the later part of the mini-series, Dorf wears a gray wartime SS tunic, seemingly with the police insignia of an SS major, yet wears the SS runes collar insignia which were normally only displayed by members of the Waffen-SS. See more
The armbands on certain inmates at Belsen read "Capo". In reality, they should read "Kapo", The leading Kapo in any German concentration camp is the Oberkapo. See more
Daddy, why does everybody hate the Jews?
Caus' they killed Christ. Didn't you learn that in Sunday school?