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2t030 DAS GEWEHR UBER die-cut German herald 1939 German farmers in WWII Australia, forbidden!

Date Sold 1/7/2020
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An Original Vintage Theatrical German Movie Herald (measures 4" x 7 1/2" [10 x 19 cm]; 4 pages) (Learn More)

Das Gewehr uber (literally translates to "Shoulder Arms"), the 1939 Jurgen von Alten German World War II (WWII) military Nazi propaganda melodrama (about German farmers in Australia who return to Germany to join the Army; the movie was made just as Germany invaded Poland) starring Rudi Godden, Rolf Moebius, Carsta Lock, Hilde Schneider, and Charlott Daudert. Note that this is a "forbidden" movie. This refers to around 60 movies that were made in Germany between 1933 and 1945, during the time the Nazis were in power in Germany. These movies are considered to be propaganda movies, which glorify the Nazi regime and their ideals. Immediately after World War II, a list of over 100 movies that were made between 1933 and 1945 was created, and those movies were not allowed to be shown at any time in Germany or Austria. Over the next decade, around 60 of those movies (including this one) were taken off the list so that they are allowed to be shown (but rarely are), and those movies are known as "forbidden movies", because even though they can now be shown, they could not be shown at all in the years right after World War II. The remaining 40 or so movies are known as "conditional" movies, because they are still not allowed to be shown in Germany or Austria, even in the present day, with the sole exception being when they are shown in an educational context, like at a university, and a speaker talks before and after the movie. All of the "forbidden" movies and "conditional" movies glorify Nazism in some respect, or they were created by directors or featured actors who were prominently associated with the Nazi party. It appears this movie was never released in the U.S. If anyone knows more about this movie, please e-mail us and we will post it here.
Important Added Info: Note that this is an incredibly rare German herald from World War II or earlier. Virtually none of these heralds survive from any movie, surely because of Germany's massive paper shortages during World War II! Also note that this is a "country of origin" item for this German movie! Also note that this German herald measures 4" x 7 1/2" [10 x 19 cm].

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