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I accuse (1941)
"Ich klage an" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  29 August 1941 (Germany)
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In this morbid Nazi sanctioned pro-euthanasia melodrama, a successful doctor is forced to make a heart wrenching decision after his beautiful young wife is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heidemarie Hatheyer ...
Hanna Heyt
Paul Hartmann ...
Professor Thomas Heyt
Mathias Wieman ...
Dr. Bernhard Lang
Margarete Haagen ...
Berta
Charlotte Thiele ...
Dr. Barbara Burckhardt
Christian Kayßler ...
Landgerichtsdirektor Kriebelmeyer (as Christian Kayssler)
Harald Paulsen ...
Eduard Stretter
Albert Florath ...
Professor Schlüter
Ilse Fürstenberg
Karin Evans ...
Erna Balg
Hans Nielsen ...
Dr. Höfer
Franz Schafheitlin ...
Rechtsanwalt Straten
Erich Ponto ...
Professor Werther
Otto Graf ...
Staatsanwalt Engel
Werner Pledath ...
Pastor Gömer
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In this morbid Nazi sanctioned pro-euthanasia melodrama, a successful doctor is forced to make a heart wrenching decision after his beautiful young wife is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Some of the cast and crew of this film would later face accusations of Crimes Against Humanity at Nuremberg Trials for contributing to the Nazi Action T-4 euthanasia program. See more »

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Hanna Heyt: [after willingly drinking an overdose of sleeping pills offered by her husband] Is this death?
Professor Thomas Heyt: This is death, Hanna.
Hanna Heyt: I love you, Thomas...
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A mother falls ill, and demands death for the good of everyone
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Banned? How about studied to understand how it was effective, so we can protect ourselves from having our buttons pushed in the future? The actress was beautiful, and of an opinion very different from the handicapped activists in groups like 'Not Dead Yet'. We are being pushed and pulled by media and society every day. Let's wake up by studying and learning from the tricks of the past. Banning it will only leave us blind to newer tricks. Insight and awareness are the cure for propaganda in any age. In our age we see the same arguments raised, that some life is not worth living. Sometimes the life in question can argue in its own defense, sometimes not.


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