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Paternity suit; genetic testing

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2001.359.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3283 | Film ID: 2502B

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    Paternity suit; genetic testing

    Overview

    Description
    Dramatized propaganda film with actors explaining a paternity suit and genetic testing.
    Reel 1: Titles, credits. Nurse with baby in nursery, various scenes. Toilet training. In doctor's office. Doctor reading papers, calls nurse. Concerning Frau Weber, four years ago she thought her baby was switched with another. Now I've heard from her lawyer. Nurse: "that's crazy!" "Crazy or not..." Court case in Munich: Weber vs. Brugger. 01:09:37 Family enters room, with little boy. Blood test, from mother's ear, boy's ear, father's ear. Measuring mother's head, boy's, father's. Doctor calls out results to nurse, who is writing at desk. Photos of ears, camera in office. (Good shots.) Hands inked. "Schau, Mutti": hand prints. 01:12:40 Eye colors measured with color chart. Hair swatches. Analysis is done at "Erbbiologisches Institut" [Genetic biology institute], twice mentioned in conversations between parents. Doctor meets with parents to explain. "Eine Abstammung" 'not just to determine Aryan ancestors, but much more subtle things.'
    Duration
    00:09:30
    Date
    Production:  1944
    Locale
    Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung
    Contributor
    Director: Anton Kutter
    Producer: Bavaria FilmKunst
    Camera Operator: Gustav Weiss

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Genre/Form
    Propaganda.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    01:06:38:00 to 01:16:08:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2502 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2502 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2502 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
      Master 2502 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - large
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2502B Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2502B Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2502B Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 2502B Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung
    Conditions on Use
    Contact Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung at footage@murnau-stiftung.de for permission to reproduce and use this film.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, Germany in January 2001 for possible use in the Museum's special exhibition "Deadly Medicine.".
    Note
    Other credits: Music: Hans Diernhammer; Technical consultation: Dr. Heinz Graupner; Actors: Anni Markart, Fritz Reiff, Walter Holten, Karl Schaidler.

    See Story 3284, Film ID 2502B for Reel 2 of "Wer gehoert zu Wem?" Shorter excerpt from this film is on Film ID 200, Story 215.
    Copied From
    35mm; b/w
    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 3227
    Source Archive Number: 1547 R1
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:56:43
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