VON BRANDT FAMILY
GRETEL VON BRANDT
“I think a lot of art is trying to make someone love you.”
Vincent's mother. Highly creative, she's a skilled visual and performance artist. Tends to suffer from chronic mild depression, which puts a damper on her creativity. She's also deeply spiritual, and has problems with how Nazi Germany treats the marginalized.
ALEXANDER VON BRANDT
"Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur."
Vinzenz's twin brother. He's younger than Vinz by 5 minutes.
FRIEDA VON BRANDT
"I want to meet myself from someone else's point of view."
Vinzenz's deceased wife. She had Multiple Personality Disorder, and was also a double agent for the Abwehr.
ERICH VON BRANDT
"Weiter, weiter ins VERDERBEN!
Wir müssen leben bis wir STERBEN!!
DER MENSCH GEHÖRT NICHT IN DIE LUFT!!!"
Vinzenz's father. Decorated WWI veteran, and an Oberstleutnant of the Luftwaffe during WWII. Is prejudiced towards Jews and Bolsheviks, and blames them for his troubles. Has PTSD issues. Also became a POW when the Red Army captured his downed plane.
HELENE VON BRANDT
"When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you're telling a story."
The youngest child and only daughter of the von Brandt family. Unfortunately died while escaping atrocities during WWII.
IRENE VON BRANDT
"I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?"
Vinzenz's sister-in-law. Wife of his brother, Alexander von Brandt. Is an actress and an aspiring dramatist.