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Death Is My Trade (1977)
"Aus einem deutschen Leben" (original title)

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The disturbing biography of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss.

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Götz George ...
Franz Lang and (uncredited) voice of Franz Lang als Junge (voice)
Elisabeth Schwarz ...
Else Lang
Kurt Hübner ...
Oberst von Jeseritz
Hans Korte ...
Matthias Fuchs ...
Sturmbannführer Kellner
Kai Taschner ...
Franz Lang als Junge
Siegurd Fitzek ...
Hauptmann Guenther
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Schrader
Wilfried Elste ...
Siebert
Walter Czaschke ...
Obersturmbannführer Eichmann
Claus-Dieter Reents ...
Setzler - Ordonnanz
Anke Tegtmeyer ...
Oberschwester
Hermann Günther ...
Soldat Schmitz
Peter Petran ...
Karl
Werner Eichhorn ...
Erich
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The disturbing biography of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss.

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A Film that should be shown in History class at school!
23 February 2001 | by (Munich, germany) – See all my reviews

I saw it when I went to school and was impressed. Germans should go and see it since it is a (dark) part of their History that may not be forgotten. They should show it in History class at junior school


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