This storyline unfolds in parallel at several times and covers a century of European history, in which the tragic fate of the Homann clan takes place.
The story begins in Hamburg – in 1967. The lonely old man Gustav Homann is living his last days in an apartment on the outskirts of the city. Sensing the approach of death, he writes a letter to his nephew. In this letter, Gustav asks to find his sister Magda and her children. In the 20s, after the First World War, young Magda fell in love with a captured Ukrainian from the Russian army and became pregnant.
The Homann family could not accept this connection. Such love seemed especially vicious against the background of the death of the eldest son of the family – Frederick, who fell from a bullet of a Russian soldier. When the fate of Magda was decided, her beloved brother Gustav did not defend his sister. By doing this, he condemned the girl to exile and many years of suffering in Soviet Ukraine, where she went with her husband. After reading the letter, Peter Homann decided- to find out the fate of Magda and to find her descendants from now on is a matter of honor. However, he had an insurmountable barrier on the way to his goal – the Berlin Wall. And reunion is the main idea of the film. This story proves that family ties and the memory of generations are ultimately stronger than war and death.