This excellent 11-part mini-series, filmed for German television in 1984, relates the stories of people living in a small village in the Hunsrück Rhineland-Palatinate region of  Germany through the years 1919-1982.

The series follows the citizens of the fictional village Schabbach through the crises of the Weimar Republic, the rise and fall of Nazism, WWII and the rebuilding of Germany after the war.

The word Heimat describes a German concept with no real English equivalent: People are bound to their Heimat by their birth, childhood, language, earliest experiences or acquired affinity. 

Heimat is available on Netflix (I’m watching it for the 3rd time).