Made during World War II by the German Ministry of Health in collaboration with UFA, Germany's largest movie studio, this short film combines Nazi propaganda with a discussion of the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of rickets in infants and young children. The film begins with a dark procession of deformed people, suffering from rickets, superimposed on a map of Great Britain. It then switches to more conventional health education. Since Vitamin D and sunlight are important in promoting proper bone growth, it argues, a regimen of healthy eating and exposure to sunlight and air is recommended. Animated diagrams and x-rays are shown, along with a clinic, where doctors and nurses check babies for proper growth. Subtitles added to the digitized film by Leonhard Link, 2015.
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Black and white
Manuskript u. Beratung, Betina Ewerbeck ; Musik, Rudolph Perak ; Kamera, Gerhard Müller ; Regie, Kurt Stefan.