The Nazis hired distinguished German director Kurt Gerron who was interned at Theresienstadt concentration camp with his family. We do not know what they promised him, however, we know for certain that the reward for his excellent propaganda work was a death trip to Auschwitz. Germany was practically losing at all frontlines at that time and the film was never shown. What has remained is a model example of how reality can be treated, manipulated and misused for a political assignment in the hands of real filmmakers.
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