The Goebbels Children Sing to Hitler is a scene in Downfall that is often used in parodies.
Continuing off from the previous scene, the children are singing "Kein schöner Land in dieser Zeit" in Hitler's lounge room with their father, Joseph Goebbels, directing them with their mother, Magda Goebbels, standing next to him. Hitler is seen holding Helga on his lap, as Gerda Christian, Traudl Junge, Otto Günsche and Eva Braun look on enjoying the performance. After the children finish singing, everyone claps.
In the Parodies
This scene is sometimes used in parodies where they depict the children singing about different topics, ranging from popular culture to even singing a different song altogether.
- This is the first scene featuring Hitler since he declared the war lost in the Original Bunker Scene (in the non-extended version of the film).
- By this time in the film, Hermann Fegelein has already deserted the bunker.
- The Goebbels kids won't sing again until Haase, Flegel and Schenck meet Hitler where they are being directed by Magda as Joseph stands next to her.
- This is the first scene to feature Hitler, Eva, Traudl, Gerda, Joseph, Magda, and Günsche. They won't be featured again until Hitler's farewell. Although the Goebbels children are featured in that scene, that part is with Traudl only and not with the other characters and that portion is not often used in parodies.
Magda Goebbels and the Goebbels children arrival
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Schenck and Haase operating