Synopsis Susanne Wallner returns to the ruins of Berlin from a Concentration Camp after WW2 to discover that someone else lives in her apartment: Dr. Hans Mertens. Susanne asks him to go but he doesn't want to, so they share Susanne's apartment and even discover their sympathy and then their love for each other. That encourages him a little, of course. But then he hears that Ferdinand Bruckner is still alive and also lives in Berlin. Bruckner, Hans' captain during WW2, gave the order to kill more than 100 innocent people on Christmas 1942 in Poland.