This youthful Wehrmacht soldier married in 1944. The marriage took place in a small toiwn not affected by the Allied bombing. One wonders what must have been on the minds of these young people. We suspect that like many Germany they were not aware of what was about to occur.
During the final months of World War II, a small group of people--including teenager Anna Emmerich, daughter of Prussian aristocrats; Callum Finnela, a twenty-year-old POW; and a young Wehrmacht corporal hiding his true Jewish identity--make their way westward across a ravaged Europe in a desperate attempt to reach British and American lines.
The German mini-series Generation War: Five young people traumatized by World War II - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/the-german-mini-series-generation-war-five-young-people-traumatized-by-world-war-ii.html
In the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine to reach the British and American lines. Among the group is eighteen-year-old Anna & Callum, a twenty-year-old Scottish prisoner of war. & a young Wehrmacht corporal, - in reality a Jew from Germany who managed to escape a train bound for Auschwitz. As trek west, they encounter a countryside ravaged by war…
Members of the Hitler Youth in the Luftwaffe auxiliary service during training. Germany, February 1943
Army Reserve Captain Helmuth Ott speaks with young soldier in the trenches near Yass, Romania. Ott wears the Knight's Cross. He was killed in action on April 24, 1945, six days before Hitler committed suicide. Note the Mg42 machine gun in the foreground.