The Nazi Lover Plot Isn’t Real
In the movie The Sound of Music, Liesl, the oldest von Trapp daughter, falls in love with a Nazi soldier who tries to rat out her family. This subplot was created for the film for dramatic effect. Liesl never fell in love with a Nazi in real life. In fact, the eldest von Trapp child wasn’t a girl at all.
The real eldest von Trapp child was a boy named Rupert. When the movie first hit theatres, Rupert was already a 54-year-old physician living in Vermont.