Der Zöger von Altena

In 1720 a severe case of industrial espionage shook the domestic economy:
To gather information about producing wire or “wire drawing” similar to those from the County of Mark in the Electoral Cologne Menden, Bernard von Dücker from abducted the foreman Bomnüter from their enemy town of Altena and brought him to Menden. Tragically, as fate would have it, Bomnüter had to later pay for his betrayal to Altena with his life, while Bernard von Dücker without any problems turned towards a new industrial enterprise.

Using this true story Ernst Bittlinger from the “Burgfestspielverein Altena, wrote a play in 1924 called “ Der Zöger von Altena “.
Thus the idea of making a short film of act 3 of this play all about the Gut Rödinghausen in Lendringsen, that used to belong to the von Dücker family and would soon be a museum of Industry, was born.
Some citizens, mayors and former mayors from Menden, proved to be gifted actors.

Information all about “Gut Rödinghausen” and the short film can be found under the following link: