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Joachim Fest (1926–2006)

Joachim Fest was born on December 8, 1926 in Berlin, Germany as Joachim Clemens Fest. He was a writer and director, known for Downfall (2004), Der Architekt (1969) and Hitler, a Career (1977). He was married to Ingrid Ascher. He died on September 11, 2006 in Kronberg im Taunus, Hesse, Germany. See full bio »

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 2004 Downfall (book "Der Untergang: Hitler und das Ende des Dritten Reiches")
 1977 Hitler, a Career (Documentary) (as Joachim C. Fest)
 1969 Der Architekt (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 Hallo Nachbarn! (TV Series) (writer)
 1962 Anfrage (TV Movie) (teleplay)
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Biography: "Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich". New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004. ISBN 0965813177 See more »

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Joachim C. Fest

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Born to a father opposing the Nazi regime, he is best known for his biography of Adolf Hitler, published in 1973. See more »

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