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Horst Wessel (1907–1930)

Horst Wessel was born on September 9, 1907 in Bielefeld, Germany. He died on February 23, 1930 in Berlin, Germany. See full bio »


(age 22) in Berlin, Germany

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 2008 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (writer: "Horst Wessel Lied")
 2008 Foyle's War (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Broken Souls (2008) ... (lyrics: "Horst Wessel Song" - uncredited)
 2003 Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics: "Horst Wessel Song")
 2001 Return to Castle Wolfenstein (Video Game) (lyrics: "Die Fahne Hoch")
 1992 Wolfenstein 3D (Video Game) (writer: "Horst-Wessel-Lied")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (lyrics: "Horst Wessel Lied" - uncredited)
 1980 The Big Red One (writer: "Horst Wessel Song" - uncredited)
 1976 Voyage of the Damned (writer: "Horst Wessel Song" - uncredited)
 1975 Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (writer: "Die Fahne hoch" - uncredited)
 1968 2 - I, a Woman, Part II (writer: "Die Fahne hoch" (uncredited), "Die Fahne hoch")
 1958 The Young Lions (lyrics: "Horst Wessel Lied" - uncredited)
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas (writer: "Das Horst Wessel-Lied" - uncredited)
 1942 The Big Blockade (lyrics: "Horst Wessel Song" - uncredited)
 1935 Triumph of the Will (Documentary) ("Die Fanhe Hoch (Raise High the Flag)")
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 1991 How the Nazis Came to Power (Short documentary) (composer: song "Die Fahne hoch")
 1977 Hitler, a Career (Documentary) (composer: song "Die Fahne hoch")
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 1933 Blutendes Deutschland (Documentary short)
Himself (Nazi martyr, funeral)

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While the lyrics to "Die Fanhe Hoch!" were written by Wessel in 1927, the melody is taken from the song "Der Abenteurer" from the opera "Josef von Ägypten", written in 1807 by Etienne Mehul. See more »

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