Film Archive

[Universitätskirche in Leipzig, Sprengung 1968]

Documentary Film
GDR
1968
2 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Manfred Köhler, Rudolf Etzold
Footage that was officially not supposed to exist. A find from the Saxon State Archive.

Ralph Eue

Das Mahnmal

Documentary Film
GDR
1949
10 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Max Jaap
Erich Nitzschmann
Ella Ensink
A documentary solemnity on the occasion of the erection of the Soviet Memorial in Treptow Park.

Olaf Möller
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 Mann an der Rampe Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann

Heynowski and Scheumann buy a complete Waffen-SS uniform (including an Auschwitz badge) from West German militaria dealers.

Der Mann an der Rampe

Documentary Film
GDR
1988
13 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann
Georg Katzer
Horst Donth, Winfried Goldner
Traute Wischnewski
Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann
Eberhard Schwarz
Gerhard Scheumann, Walter Niklaus
Heynowski and Scheumann buy a complete Waffen-SS uniform (including an Auschwitz badge) from West German militaria dealers.

Olaf Möller
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
Retrospective
Der Weg nach oben Andrew Thorndike, Karl Gass

A filmic act of state on the first anniversary of the GDR. Peaceful reconstruction on this side, preparations for a new war on the other.

Der Weg nach oben

Documentary Film
GDR
1950
84 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Wochenschau und Dokumentarfilme
Andrew Thorndike, Karl Gass
Kurt Stanke, Werner Bergmann, Walter Fehdmer
Bruno Kleberg
Andrew Thorndike
Heinz Reusch
Harry Hindemith
A filmic act of state on the first anniversary of the GDR. Peaceful reconstruction on this side, preparations for a new war on the other.

Olaf Möller