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Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933)
"Hitlerjunge Quex: Ein Film vom Opfergeist der deutschen Jugend" (original title)

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A Nazi propaganda film based upon the life and death of Hitler Youth Heini Volker, killed while distributing flyers in a Communist neighborhood.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Ohlsen ...
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Vater Völker
Berta Drews ...
Mutter Völker
Claus Clausen ...
Bannführer Kaß (Brigade Leader Kass)
Rotraut Richter ...
Gerda
Hermann Speelmans ...
Stoppel
Hans Richter ...
Franz
Ernst Behmer ...
Kowalski
Hansjoachim Büttner ...
Arzt (doctor)
Franziska Kinz ...
Krankenschwester (nurse)
Rudolf Platte ...
Moritatensänger (carnival singer)
Reinhold Bernt ...
Ausrufer (barker)
Hans Deppe ...
Althändler (furniture dealer)
Anna Müller-Lincke ...
Eine Nachbarin Völkers (Völkers' neighbour)
Karl Meixner ...
Wilde
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A Nazi propaganda film based upon the life and death of Hitler Youth Heini Volker, killed while distributing flyers in a Communist neighborhood. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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19 September 1933 (Germany)  »

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Hitler Youth Quex  »

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Trivia

A German Navy school ship called the "Herbert Norkus" was named in his honour but the outbreak of the second world war made this impossible to finish. There, too, have been schools, streets, and squares were also named after him during the Nazi period. See more »

Quotes

Stoppel: What's your name then?
Heini Völker: Heini.
Stoppel: Are you a member?
Heini Völker: What's a member?
Stoppel: So you're not a member, then, correct?
Heini Völker: No, I'm not a member.
Stoppel: Well its high time you become a member then. We have a Communist Youth Internationale. You're not a Nazi, are you?
Vater Völker: What are you talking about, Stoeppel? The boy doesn't know a thing about that stuff. My boy a Nazi, now that is totally ridiculous. I'd kill my boy if I ever thought he was a Nazi... Whatever.
Stoppel: It was nice talking to you, Heini.
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Connections

Referenced in Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen
(uncredited)
Written by Werner R. Heymann & Robert Gilbert
sang on the camping trip of the communists and later in the movie by a Hitlerjunge
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Story about courage and self-sacrifice
26 June 2008 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie. Although its propagandistic intentions are obvious, it can be enjoyed. After all, its not about the NSDAP ideology, it's mostly about bravery and self-sacrifice. Replace Hitlerjugend with American Boy Scouts and most people would agree, what a good and moral film it is.

Rob from England pointed out, that from today's point of view, the Communists in the film with their "beer, food and sex" would seem far more better deal today. Probably so. But that only shows, how the world has declined since the cultural revolution of the late 60-s. Values like moral purity, patriotism and courage must be held high by all. They are the essence of survival for any nation, whatever ideology they may have.

I also think German government should have considerably more trust in their citizens and should lift the ban off of films like this, so they could become available on DVD, and not only in P2P networks, as it is today.


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