German Films Poster Collection
About the Posters
The William Gillespie Collection
Veit Harlan's Jud Süß and Hippler's Der Ewige Jude
Recent loans from the collection
Potsdam poster exhibition 12 April–25 August 2019
Our most expensive & inexpensive finds!
Our first–ever acquisition!
Original Film Pressbooks & Scripts
Film Premiere Programmes
"Der Deutsche Film" Zeitschrift
Der Deutsche Film INDEX/REGISTER
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Jahrgang 1 - page 2
Jahrgang 2 - page 1
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Jahrgang 3 - page 1
Jahrgang 3 - page 2
Jahrgang 4 - page 1
Jahrgang 4 - page 2
Jahrgang 5 - page 1
Jahrgang 5 - page 2
Jahrgang 5 - page 3
Jahrgang 5 - page 4
Der Deutsche Film subscription letter
1935 Film Congress
Poster Exhibition in Berlin, March 1939
Riefenstahl's "Olympia" Film (1938)
"Ohm Krüger" (1941)
Karl Ritter Book
INDEX -"Karl Ritter" book, 2nd edition
"Blutendes Deutschland" (1933)
Blutendes Deutschland Copy
Hannes Stelzer ( † 1944)
Klaus Detlef Sierck ( † 1944)
Film censorship cards
Ostland Film G-m-b-H
The D F G production company
D I F U
"Alcazar" (1940, Genina)
"Der 5. Juni" (1943, banned)
Harlan "Jud Süß" trial 1949
"Hitlerjunge Quex" (1933)
"In der roten Hölle" (Edgar Neville)
Frente de Madrid / Carmen fra i Rossi / In der roten Hölle / In der roten Hoelle Copy
In the Red Hell. essay
The Spanish Civil War in Film
Uƒa Kulturfilm – Informationen
Ufa 25th Anniversary
Werner Krauss & JUD SÜß
Occupied Paris 1942
Wilhelm Althaus Estate
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"Besatzung Dora" ( † 1943)
"The Making of The Crew of the Dora"
Excerpt from our "Dora" book
Karl Ritter after 1945
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In der Roten Hölle essay
Karl Ritter's Legion Condor (1939, unfinished)
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poster shown at the bottom of this page is the far lesser known graphic as compared to the famous one by the outstanding poster graphic artist Josef Fenneker showing a solitary Sturmabteilung Man on duty with a flag behind him. This WESTMAR second poster is without doubt one of the very rarest ones in the Collection. It was printed as a lithograph in 1933 and never folded over the decades. It is in fine condition and is of great historic value. We have been advised that it is the only copy of the poster extant.
Above is a teaser
the film issued for publicity purposes. The film was based on the novel
by Hanns Heinz Ewers. Of Ewers, Wikipedia states:
one of the first critics to recognize cinema as a legitimate art form, and wrote the scripts for numerous early examples of the medium, most notably
The Student of Prague
(1913), a reworking of the Faust legend which also included the first portrayal of a double role by an actor on the screen.
Nazi martyr Horst Wessel, then a member of the same corps (student fraternity) of which Ewers had been a member, acts as an extra in a 1926 version of the movie, also written by Ewers. Ewers was later commissioned by Adolf Hitler to write a biography of Wessel (Einer von
), which also was made into a movie. " –
Dr. Joseph Goebbels was unenthusiastic about this second film, entitled
, and he demanded changes to the film script, which had to be re–shot, and also another title for it (which became Hans Westmar) to distance the film from the celebrated and venerated Nazi martyr he had helped create.
A newspaper image of the front of the "Arena" cinema in the formerly Communist district of Berlin, Moabit, promoting the film. The irony of the cinema's promoting this film in 1933, just months after Hitler took power, in a former fiercely Red working class neighbourhood of Berlin, would not have been lost on passers–by. The film told of Communist Party members becoming Nazi Party members; with their clenched fists changing into 'Sieg Heil!' outstretched hand salutes to Adolf Hitler.
The iconic film still of actor Emil Lohkamp from the film, in a lobby card in our Collection:
The turbulent funeral scene where the Nazi procession with Westmar's coffin is attacked by Communists and then set on by police on horseback, from a rare film stilll lobby card also from our Collection:
We acquired in March 2019 three extremely rare Italian loby cards for the film, which show different scenes than the German lobby cards we have. Here are the three Italian film stills:
for the film shown near the top of this page (at the right ) is
to be found in our Collection. Only two known copies of this program exist....as the film title was changed from "Horst Wessel" to "Hans Westmar" by order of Dr. Goebbels, and all printed copies of this original program were destroyed. This image was kindly provided to us by Christian Unucka, who has the Franke & Co.
Illustrierte Film– Kurier
archives. We do own the censored, replacement
which has the title changed to "Hans Westmar."
The Ewers book, copyright 1932 – the film
was made the following year – is shown here, along with a typical children's book perpetuating the Wessel legend:
In August 2016, we acquired the extremely rare "Programm von Heute" film programm artist card for this film, shown below. We do not have the "Programm von Heute" booklet itself...and to be honest, we have never see one ever.
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