Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Robert Altenburger
Written by Robert Altenburger
A co-production by ORF, BR and Degn-Film in association with BMBWF, funded by Zukunftsfonds and Nationalfonds
Languages: German (ORIGINAL)
Lebensborn - The Forgotten Victims
Lebensborn - Die vergessenen Opfer
The «Aryan children for the Führer» maternity and children's homes, known as Lebensborn, were a long way from the charitable institution they purported to be. They served on the one hand as «clinical, sexual» breeding institutes aimed at creating members of the master race, laboratory Aryans. On the other hand, the Lebensborn institutes founded by Heinrich Himmler were needed as centers for the Germanisation of kidnapped children from Central and Eastern Europe, and as birthing centers for the results of flings on the part of married members of the SS and Nazi officials. In this documentary we hear from former Lebensborn children from Austria, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Norway.