Gerhard Menzel

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Gerhard Menzel
Born (1894-09-29)29 September 1894
Waldenburg, Germany (now Walbrzych, Poland)
Died 4 May 1966(1966-05-04) (aged 71)
Comano, Ticino, Switzerland
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1933-1965

Gerhard Menzel (29 September 1894 – 4 May 1966) was a German screenwriter. He wrote for 38 films between 1933 and 1965. He was supported of Nazism and worked for Nazi propaganda.[1][2] He was responsible for writing the script of Heimkehr, one of the most infamous pieces of Nazi cinema, which featured racism and hateful images of Poles.[3]

He was born in Waldenburg, Lower Silesia, Germany (now Walbrzych, Poland) and died in Comano, Ticino, Switzerland.

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  1. ^ No Place Like Home: Locations Of Heimat In German Cinema - Page 56 Johannes Von Moltke - 2005 In the words of the scriptwriter, Gerhard Menzel (a Nazi loyalist and renowned playwright who had collaborated with Ucicky on Fluchtchtlinge in 1933),
  2. ^ The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife By Eric Rentschler page 131 Menzel was a well known party loyalist, and his fervent nationalism was no secret. He provided the scenarios for some of Nazi cinema's most strident productions
  3. ^ The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife By Eric Rentschler page 132

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