Film Archive

Retrospective
Der Augenzeuge 1960 / A 75

The funeral of Wilhelm Pieck, who was president of the GDR from 1949 to 1960. Episode of the weekly GDR news programme.

Der Augenzeuge 1960 / A 75

Documentary Film
GDR
1960
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Wochenschau und Dokumentarfilme
The funeral of Wilhelm Pieck (1876–1960), who was president of the GDR from 1949 to 1960. Episode of the weekly GDR news programme "Der Augenzeuge" ("The Eyewitness"). Helene Weigel talks. Official guests pay their respects. For a moment, work comes to a standstill in the whole country.

Ralph Eue
Retrospective
Der Sekretär Jürgen Böttcher

Party secretary Grimmer is part occupational therapist, part employee representative, yet he remains the party secretary.

Der Sekretär

Documentary Film
GDR
1967
29 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Jürgen Böttcher
Gerhard Rosenfeld
Wolfgang Randel
Ilse Radtke
Jürgen Böttcher
Hans-Jürgen Mittag, Otto Koch
Rolf Römer
Many women work at the Buna chemicals factory. Party secretary Grimmer is part occupational therapist, part employee representative, yet he remains the party secretary.

Ralph Eue

Lied der Sieger

Documentary Film
GDR
1968
12 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Nina Hartung
Rolf Schnabel
Wolfgang Heinz
A propagandistic documentary about the German communist politician Walter Ulbricht (1893–1973) that explores the irresolvable conflict between the great "cause" and a person's private life.

Ralph Eue

Rosa Luxemburg

Documentary Film
GDR
1970
21 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Renate Drescher
Ruth Zechlin
Jürgen Bahr, Bernd Merten
Evelyn Eweleit
Renate Drescher, Günter Radczun
Manfred Wagner, Irma Münch
Erika Wiens
A narrative documentary which uses rare archive footage to shed light on the life of Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919) which ended abruptly with her murder. According to the film, her theory lives on and prospers in the GDR.

Ralph Eue

Von Eurem Geist

Documentary Film
GDR
1971
19 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Wolfgang Bartsch
Reiner Bredemeyer
Georg Kilian
Wolfgang Bartsch, Fritz Gebhard
A short documentary biopic about the German socialist leader Karl Liebknecht (1871–1919) and his unstoppable willpower and fearless struggle against imperialist warmongering.

Ralph Eue