Part 5 takes place at the time of the Great War. In 1917, the United States entered the war, and a hard time for German Americans began. Chiara’s husband John also went overseas with the troops.
Horrified, Lorenz Bergmann’s granddaughter Chiara looked at the Liberty Bonds she was about to buy. It showed a creature with a Pickelhaube, thus obviously a German.
Chiara was German-American. After the failed revolution of 1848/49, her grandfather Lorenz Bergmann had fled from Germany to the USA Now her country was at war with her beloved grandfather’s homeland.