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Kaufbeuren Institution

Film | Accession Number: 2003.479.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3935 | Film ID: 2696
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"Agfa 1941" appears on the film leader. Young patients in a room who manifest signs of being severely mentally disturbed and/or disabled. Close up of a girl rocking back and forth and a boy repeatedly sticking out his tongue. Older patients are also present. Nurses attend to a crying female patient. A shot of an older man in what might be a different room. Patients in beds; the camera pans down to show the malformed and very thin legs of one of the patients. More than one of the patients is in a straightjacket. Some of the patients are shown eating. A couple of the patients talk animatedly; one hugs a doll. The surroundings are bleak and the patients seem very ill. Medical personnel very rarely appear. The scene switches abruptly to male patients in the outdoors. One old man scratches his head and performs other movements repeatedly. A man in a white coat walks through the frame, observing the old man (this is evident from his body posture - his face is not visible). Some of the same children from the interior scenes are now shown in the yard outside. It appears to be late fall or winter.

Genre
Documentary
Duration
00:16:28
Event Date
1941
Locale
Kaufbeuren, Germany
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Documentary.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Kaufbeuren Bezirkskrankenhaus
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:29:28
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