Bruno Groening – an extraordinary person
In 1949 the name Bruno Groening became a household word in Germany overnight. Reports about him appeared in the press, in newsreels and on the radio. Events surrounding the "Miracle Doctor" as he soon came to be called, kept the whole country in suspense. A film was made about him, scientific investigation committees were set up and government authorities at the highest level gave the case of Bruno Groening their attention. The Minister for Social Affairs in North-Rhine-Westphalia had him prosecuted for violating the law for non-medical practitioners, while the Minister President of Bavaria declared that one could not let such an "exceptional occurrence" as Groening founder because of a few paragraphs on paper. The Bavarian Ministry of the Interior labelled his work "a labour of love, free of charge".
The case was violently and controversially debated by everyone at all levels of society. Emotions ran high. Clergymen, physicians, journalists, politicians and psychologists: everyone spoke about Groening. Some considered his miraculous healings a gift of grace from a Higher Power, others, charlatanism. But the reality of the healings was confirmed by medical examinations. …
Original music by Jiri Sedlacek