Traudl and Peter walk past the Soviets is a scene in Downfall that is rarely used in parodies.

In Downfall

Traudl Junge tries her luck to walk past the Soviets, in the hope that they would see her as a non-combatant and let her pass.

She walks past the German POWs that are being filed by the Soviets and the Soviet officer giving the orders. Out of nowhere, Peter Kranz emerges from the crowd, running towards Traudl and quickly grabs her hand. Traudl gives him a surprised look and Peter quickly glances back. Together they walk past armed Soviet soldiers, they, on the other hand, shoot glances but are not stopped.

The two encounter Soviet soldiers singing and dancing. Traudl and Peter carefully slip past the crowd but stops right in front of a swaggering drunk soldier who made eye contact. Traudl in terror as they lock eyes. Peter, seeing Traudl's predicament, quickly pulls her sideways and away from the soldier, who proved to pose no harm.

In the Parodies

This scene is rarely used in parodies due to its lack of dialogue and a very specific setting.

mfaizsyahmi's DPMV Baba O'Kranz, using CSI: NY theme song Baba O'Riley by The Who, uses this scene specifically for the following lines: "Sally take my hand ... Put out the fire and don't look past my shoulder".


  • This is the first scene with both Traudl and Peter. From this point on the two find their way out of Berlin together.
  • Since Peter is a fictional character, this scene, and subsequent scene with the two are likely an artistic license on the director's part.
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Traudl and Peter walk past the Soviets
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