| Biography, Drama, History
The young country doctor Dr. Robert Koch is desperate seeking a cure for a tuberculosis epidemic costing many children in his district life.
Hellmuth Unger, the writer of the book about Robert Koch, which the movie is based on, was a member of the "Race political bureau of the Nazi party", the former "Education bureau for population policy and race care". He wrote many journalistic articles about the race hygiene propaganda and worked on the subject of children euthanasia.
Kaiser Wilhelm I.:
To err is human.
Geheimrat Rudolf Virchow: In my occupation, your majesty, to err, unfortunately, is death.
The movie portrays Robert Koch as a lonely fighter for the progress of medicine. However in real life he had support by the bacteriologist Ferdinand Cohn from the Univeristy Breslau and his student and later pathologist Julius Cohnheim. Ferdinand Cohn gave him possibilities to produce experiments in their laboratories in Breslau in 1876. However Cohn was Jewish which is why he wasn't included as a character in this movie, made in Nazi Germany.