Most people are familiar with the name Anne Frank. Her contemporary Ernst Lossa, however, usually does not ring a bell although he, too, is testimony to the violence inflicted upon young people in National Socialism. Labeled "ineducable", Ernst Lossa was put into children's homes by the Nazis as a child and later transferred to the nursing home Kaufbeuren without any medical indication. There, he became witness to the mass murder of patients, euphemistically called "euthanasia". Eventually, he fell victim to the killings himself. In 2008, journalist Robert Domes published a well-researched novel that gives testimony to the life of the teenager. "Nebel im August" ("Fog in August") is now also the name of a new movie based on the fate of Ernst Lossa. Kai Wessel's film that won this year's Bavarian Film Award for best director hauntingly depicts the perfidious procedures behind the walls of the nursery home. The images get under our skin, also because the film follows the boy's perspective closely. Lossa is portrayed by newcomer Ivo Pietzcker, who after starring in "Jack" again excels in an intensive and challenging role.