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Heimkehr (1941)

This Nazi propaganda film attempts to justify the invasion of Poland--and thus the start of World War II--by "showing" how the ethnic Germans in Poland were were discriminated against and ... See full summary »

Director:

Gustav Ucicky

Writers:

Gerhard Menzel, Karl Hans Strobl (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Wessely ... Maria Thomas
Peter Petersen Peter Petersen ... Dr. Thomas
Attila Hörbiger ... Ludwig Launhardt
Ruth Hellberg ... Martha Launhardt
Carl Raddatz ... Dr. Fritz Mutius
Otto Wernicke ... Old Manz
Elsa Wagner Elsa Wagner ... Frau Schmid
Eduard Köck Eduard Köck ... Herr Schmid
Franz Pfaudler Franz Pfaudler ... Balthasar Manz
Gerhild Weber ... Josepha Manz
Werner Fuetterer ... Oskar Friml
Hermann Erhardt Hermann Erhardt ... Karl Michalek
Berta Drews Berta Drews ... Elfriede
Eugen Preiß Eugen Preiß ... Salomonson
Boguslaw Samborski ... Bürgermeister
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This Nazi propaganda film attempts to justify the invasion of Poland--and thus the start of World War II--by "showing" how the ethnic Germans in Poland were were discriminated against and oppressed by the Poles, and how they were rescued from extinction only by the intervention of the German army. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 August 1941 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ösi rög See more »

Filming Locations:

Chorzele, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Wien-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Edited into Deutschland, erwache! (1968) See more »

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Propaganda
20 June 2007 | by VanDaalenSee all my reviews

This is a must-see film if you are a student of Nazi propaganda. Otherwise, this film is to be avoided. In this movie, the Polish people are portrayed as brutal and murderous, always ready to torture the ethnic Germans living on Polish soil. Those ethnic Germans, on the other hand, are shown as the innocent victims of Polish brutalities. Victims indeed that were to be saved by 'Führer' Adolf Hitler. For instance: the film contains a scene in which a young woman, with a swastika chain dangling around her neck, is grabbed by an older, mean Polish man. It is obvious that he wants to rape her. One should not forget that this movie was made after the German invasion of Poland to justify that very same war. That's what the title of this movie means: 'Heimkehr' or 'Homecoming' hints at the 'coming home' of the ethnic Germans in the 'Greater German Reich', after the annexation of Poland. This films was produced in close collaboration with Joseph Goebbels's ministry of propaganda.


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