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Unnütze Esser - Lüneburg 45

Useless Eaters - Lüneburg 45

May 1945: World War II is over. Yet even months later, children are dying at the Special Children’s Ward Lüneburg. The liberators know nothing about the fate of these victims of the Nazi regime. Today, Ilse Sievers keeps the memory of Heinrich Herold alive. For her late husband, what happened to his best friend has always been a mystery. Friedrich Buhlrich’s siblings Hans, Erika and Margret all die in Special Chrildren’s Wards. Hans-Peter Meier spends his childhood on hospital grounds, where his grandfather works as a nurse. Historian Dr. Carola Rudnick is searching for answers about the victims. In the documentary Useless Eaters, contemporary witnesses and descendants talk about the losses haunting them to this day.

Basic information

Genre: Dokumentarfilm

Production year: 2015
Running Time: 32:30 min.

Original language: Deutsch


Script: Florian Wentsch, Moritz Jakobi
Director: Moritz Jakobi
Cinematography: Matthias Maciej Rolbiecki
Film Music: Petteri Sainio, Patrick Puszko
Sound: Dominik Kostolnik, Tobias Adam
Editing: Raquel Caro Nuñez
Executive Producer: Marisa Meier
Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Narrator/Voice Actor: Philipp Moog


Theo Schubert, Carola Rudnick, Ilse Sievers, Friedrich Buhlrich, Hans-Peter Meier


Olomouc International Festival of Science Documentary Films AFO 2016
New Dehli International Film Festival of New Dehli 2015
Orlando, Fl Global Peace Film Festival Orlando 2015

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien