How do you end a war? This question is urgent again. The leadership of the “Third Reich” had a particularly fatal answer to them, for whom there were only two options in World War II: victory or defeat. The three-part radio play Die in springwhich is based on Ralf Rothmann’s novel of the same name, which Alexander Schumacher wrote for radio edited and staged begins at a point in time when the option of victory for Germany no longer exists. What remains is the self-destruction into which the regime is mercilessly driving itself and the entire people. In the spring of 1945, the perseverance slogans of the so-called final victory had deadly consequences for many people.