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Birthrate enouraged, children & mothers, twins, triplets

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2004.740.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4050 | Film ID: 2708

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    Birthrate enouraged, children & mothers, twins, triplets

    Overview

    Description
    Film encourages German women to have children. Film opens on an hourglass in the Glockenturm in Berlin. The narrator notes that in the five minutes that it takes the hourglass to empty, approximately fifteen children are born in Germany. However, "this is still not enough, if Germany wants to maintain its place in the world." Graphics illustrate the birth rate in Germany in the years since 1871, with a low point of 15 births per 1,000 citizens in the year 1933 and rising dramatically after the Nazis took power. Similar presentation of the marriage rates in Germany. Shots of flowering tress, a woman holding an infant, and a close-up of a smiling baby. The narrator announces that we are now in the world of our youngest. Shots of babies; interior with many babies in cribs; a woman feeds a smiling baby from a bottle. Women (nurses? nannies?) ina garden-like setting feed infants. Shots of naked infants and toddlers watering a small tree, on a swing in a playground. Children in baby carriages on "their first big trip out" to the park. Wide shot of a path and a meadow in the park with many women and children, and a few men: families with many children, as the narrator notes approvingly. More scenes of happy children frolicking in the park. Children who are just learning to walk; a group of young girls pushing baby carriages. Girls tend to their dolls. Over one shot of two dolls tucked into a baby carriage the narrator says, "twins are especially beloved." Real twin babies are shown in a carriage, and the narrator notes that in 1936 there were more than 16,000 born. More twins, including two older twin girls sitting on a bench doing schoolwork. The camera focuses on what they are supposedly reading, which is something to do with being future mothers (cannot read the writing). Shot of a graphic of a cross with a Swastika in the middle. Triplet boys and girls; there were 176 triplet births two years previously, according to the narrator. Occasionally quadruplets are also born. Quadruplets shown on the screen, as well as a couple of shots of balloons which have cartoons of black children imprinted on them.
    Duration
    00:11:16
    Date
    Event:  1939
    Locale
    Berlin, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv
    Contributor
    Producer: MR Kulturfilm

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Genre/Form
    Propaganda.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    10:00:00:00 to 10:11:16:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2708 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Master 2708 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Master 2708 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
      Master 2708 Video: Betacam SP - PAL - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2708 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2708 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2708 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2708 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small

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    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, Germany in 2004.
    Note
    Other credits: Siegel Monopolfilm distributors; "Bild und Wort:" Mai = Rodegg; Music: Paul Martens; Sound: William Schmeisser, Klangfilm, Afifa.
    Copied From
    35mm
    Film Source
    Bundesarchiv (Germany). Filmarchiv
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4247
    Source Archive Number: 1557 (K.44816)
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:48:12
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