Producer
Director
Manfred Oldenburg
Editor
Genre
Dynasties
Broadcaster
WDR
Length
1 x 45'
Format
Digital Betacam
Year
2007
Dynasties in NRW
The Oetkers

They are one of the best-known and richest German families. For decades, the Oetkers have shied away from publicity. For the first time, they break their silence and give a detailed account of the eventful and tragic years of the company and the family.

"Oetker? Well, sure. Pudding and baking powder!" It comes like a shot from a pistol. 98 percent of Germans know something about the name. Despite the incredible popularity of the Oetkers and their legendary success: hardly anyone knows the history of the family. Rosely Schweizer (née Oetker), August Oetker as well as Richard Oetker open up for the first time and do not conceal the dark sides of their history: Hardly any other industrialist family has had to endure so many heavy blows of fate as the Oetkers.

First broadcast: Mon., 15 November 2010, 21:00, ARD.

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