The series is set in Frankfurt, in 1963 and tells the story of a young Eva Bruhns, an interpreter of the Polish language, who lives with her parents, who run the 'Deutsches Haus' restaurant. Everyone expects Eva's impending engagement to the wealthy mail-order heir Jurgen Schoormann. Eva is asked to translate at short notice in court, which is the first criminal trial in which former SS officers are charged for their crimes in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Eva, who has never heard of this place, feels an inner obligation and accepts the task against all resistance. It is only during her translation work that Eva understands the full extent of the Nazis' extermination machinery - and thus recognizes the false cosiness that surrounds her: the crimes, suffering and guilt of an entire generation are kept quiet and repressed. Relentlessly and mercilessly, she confronts her own past and the secrets of her own family, which are inextricably linked to the cruel truth.
The German House - Rachel Cohen Synopsis and Schedule