Theresienstadt. Ein Dokumentarfilm aus dem jüdischen Siedlungsgebiet

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Theresienstadt. Ein Dokumentarfilm aus dem jüdischen Siedlungsgebiet

Theresienstadt. Ein Dokumentarfilm aus dem jüdischen Siedlungsgebiet
Kurt Gerron, Karel Pečený
Retrospective 2021
Documentary Film
Germany
1944
17 minutes
German
subtitles: 
None

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Kurt Gerron
Karel Pečený
Karel Pečený
Kurt Gerron
Ivan Fric
Čeněk Zahradníček
Josef Cepelak
Karel Pečený
Ivan Fric
Jaroslav Sechura
Josef Francek

A Nazi propaganda film that survived only in fragments and never got to “test” its effect. It took intensive research to identify the scattered remains, correct the title in circulation, “Der Führer schenkt den Juden eine Stadt” (The Führer Gives a City to the Jews), and clarify who was able to see the roughly 90-minute attempted defraud at all before it disappeared. The intended international audience was no longer within reach in 1944/1945. But would they have been convinced by the retirement home for “resettled” Jews staged here? Kurt Gerron, film and theatre celebrity, interned in the Ghetto and conscripted as co-director, was deported to Auschwitz and gassed as late as 1944.

Sylvia Görke