"Do you suppose you can serve Germany without serving Hitler?"
"I am determined to find a way."
It’s 1938. Tired of a life without adventure, German-American Frederick Smith leaves everything he’s ever known to return to his ancestral homeland. What he finds is a nation that has been overrun by militarism and hatred.
Though he tries to remain uninvolved in the terror that surrounds him, his thirst for adventure and friendship draws him into service in the army of the Third Reich. As a medic, or Sani, he is a non-combatant, but when war breaks out, the actions of his comrades challenge him to question whether he can truly stand on his own beliefs.
Faced with both inner conflict and the loss of one of his closest friends, he surrenders his life to Jesus Christ and is soon called upon to do much more than bandage wounds and try to bring soldiers comfort in their dying moments. Throughout the next five years of war, he sees clearly how “Gott Mit Uns” holds true for those who stand for righteousness amidst great evil.
About the Series:
The words “Gott Mit Uns” (“God With Us”) were used as a slogan of the German military for nearly 100 years. In this fictional family saga, you are invited to follow the Schmidt boys and the women who love them, as they try desperately to hold on to each other, to their faith, and to their love for Germany during the nation’s volatile 20th century.