Charite at War (2019): S02E04 – Verschuttet (Buried)


Charité at War is a six-part 2019 German-language TV series starring Sarah Bauerett, Susanne Böwe and Mala Emde.

The series describes the accomplishments of several famous German physicians and scientists at the prestigious Charité hospital in Berlin during its history.

It is a sequel of Charité (see below).


Karin can return home in January 1944 after her recovery. Käthe, a children’s nurse, suspects the true reasons for her hospitalisation, but Artur and Anni assert that she fell from her changing table. Artur tells Anni that he got new test subjects, but avoids her when she wants to know more about his experiments. De Crinis keeps trying to prove that von Dohnanyi is not really sick, but Sauerbruch urges him to still wait with creating a profile to which de Crinis grudgingly agrees. Both Dr. Jung and Margot Sauerbruch fear that Fritz Kolbe, the lover of Sauerbruch’s secretary Maria Fritsch, is a Wehrmacht spy who gives clinic intel to his superiors. When they catch him taking photographs of documents, he admits that he is actually a member of the resistance and provides the Allies with information. Dr. Jung and Margot offer their support. Margot takes the information and accompanies her husband to Switzerland where he wants to give a lecture and gives the information to a contact person. De Crinis exploits Sauerbruch’s absence to declare von Dohanyi a malingerer and gets him arrested again. A woman who had been buried under debris gets admitted. She becomes apathetic when she learns that her missing son probably died. De Crinis say that she suffers from hysteria and orders Otto to prepare her for a euthanasia programme. Otto tells Anni about this, but she does not seem to care and says that euthanasia programmes were just made up by the Allies. A short time later she realizes that an admitted orphan is the woman’s son and reunites them.

Karin’s brain pressure increases again and she has to be hospitalized. Käthe tells Professor Bessau about her case who wants to put Karin in a Kinderfachabteilung (which means specialty children’s department, but is actually a euphemism for a Child Euthanasia programme). Anni and Artur can narrowly prevent this when they tell Bessau they will try one final therapy, to which he agrees.

Charité at War Series

You can find a full index and overview of Charité at War here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 05 March 2019.
  • Running Time: 45 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: Germany.
  • Language: German.

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