The Nazi Nurseries 52' by Romain Icard


During the Second World War, the Nazis invented and implemented a secret Aryan breeding program called Lebensborn. Born in special nurseries, the children were meant to renew the ranks of the SS in order to ensure the continuation of the Master Race. All records of their genetic parents were erased. Their fate lay directly in the hands of the Nazis. The parents who agreed to abandon these children did so willingly, some through conviction. The fathers of these children were all SS officers, a prerequisite for a woman to give birth to a Lebensborn child. More than 20,000 babies were born under the program starting in Germany in 1936, and then spreading to Norway, Belgium, Poland and finally France. 70 years later, most of these children are still alive, and have tried to rebuild their lives without knowing the truth or hiding it. They are rare and exceptional witnesses and some of the last descendants of the National Socialist regime. Illustrated with the testimonies of the victims, this documentary reveals the insane projects of Adolf Hitler and his ilk.


Direction: Romain Icard

Production: Nilaya

Genre: History

Available versions: French, English

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