The German biologist and agronomist Professor Dr. Bernhard Husfeld (1900-1970) studied at the Berlin Agricultural College. In 1923 he became assistant to Dr. med. Erwin Baur (1875-1933) at its Institute for Inheritance Research. This transferred in the task to convert the knowledge of heredity into the vine breeding. In 1926 Baur founded the department of vine breeding in Müncheberg (Mark Brandenburg) as a branch office of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Plant Breeding Research (KWI). Baur led the Resistance breeding and entrusted his assistant. Husfeld earned his doctorate in 1932 with a thesis on the cultivation of plasmopararesistenter vines (Falscher mildew ). After the death of Baur Husfeld became in 1933 interim director of the institute and after the appointment of Dr. Ing. Wilhelm Rudorf (1891-1969) in 1936, his deputy. He initiated a comprehensive breeding program with the goal of an "ideal vine".