Friedrich was born in 1884 to an upper class family living in Munich. His family had a holiday chalet in Austria, which they would visit each year. This is where he meet Helene.
Friedrich is the father of the two girls. He is high up in police administration and has a reputation as a ruthless interrogator. He is proud of his daughter following in his footsteps.
But his personality was not always this way. He became involved with the Nazi party, because he believed they would represent the working class people. The people that he had served with in the trenches. He also believed that the family values that the Nazi’s emphasized would be good for his beloved childhood sweetheart, Helene and his girls.
Friedrich is still technically married to Helene and lives for his work and eldest daughter. Although he would prefer her to get married, he is also reassured by the fact that she is still by his side.
He saw Helene’s flight, as a mark of someone that was unaware and looked at her as someone who needed saving from herself. He knew better, he had been with the party from near the beginning, and is so indoctrinated, that he does not see any other way as being right.
Although invited to prominent parties and regularly meeting Hitler, he is not in the top circle. But he does not mind this, he just wants to do his job.
Friedrich is an intelligent man, but easily led if he believes it is for the right reasons.