ARTS in EXILE
Kunst im Exil

ARTS in EXILE - Kunst im Exil
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Arnold Zweig
Arnold Zweig' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan Dudow; actor Martin Brandt; authors Erich…
Erich Fried: The Whole World Should Endure - Die ganze Welt soll bleiben – Erich Fried. Ein Porträt
'Erich Fried: The Whole World Should Endure' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan Dudow;…
Even Today He'd Speak His Mind - Er Könnte Ja Heute Nicht Schweigen
'Even Today He'd Speak His Mind' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan Dudow; actor…
Leo Haas: Artist and Witness of His Times - Zeichner – Zeuge – Zeitgenosse
'Leo Haas: Artist and Witness of His Times' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan…
Malik
'Malik' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan Dudow; actor Martin Brandt; authors Erich Fried,…
Do You Know Where Herr Kisch Is? - Wissen Sie Nicht, Wo Herr Kisch Ist?
'Do You Know Where Herr Kisch Is?' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan Dudow;…
Traces - Spuren
Martin Brandt (1903-1989), an unforgettable film (Judgement of Nuremberg, The Odessa File) and theater actor and founding member of the Jewish Kulturbund's Theater in Berlin, tells his story. He recites…
Slatan Dudow: A Film Essay about a Marxist Artist - Slatan Dudow – Ein Filmessay über Einen Marxistischen Künstler
'Slatan Dudow: A Film Essay about a Marxist Artist' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director…
Walter Ballhause: One Among Millions - Walter Ballhause – Einer Von Millionen
'Walter Ballhause: One Among Millions' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan Dudow; actor Martin…

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Fritz Cremer: The Buchenwald Memorial - An East German Sculptor and Graphic Artist
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