Fritz Kirchhoff

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Fritz Kirchhoff
Born 10 December 1901
Hannover, German Empire
Died 25 June 1953
Hamburg, West Germany
Occupation Film producer
Film director
Years active 1937-1950 (director)

Fritz Kirchhoff (1901–1953) was a German screenwriter, film producer and director. He was a noted director during the Nazi era, directing film such as the anti-British propaganda thriller Attack on Baku (1942). His 1942 film 5 June, showing the German defeat of France in 1940, was banned by Joseph Goebbels for unclear reasons, although it has been speculated it was to avoid offending the Vichy government.[1] After the Second World War Kirchoff set up his own production company in Hamburg.

Selected filmography[edit]




  1. ^ Eltin p.177


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Eltin, Richard A. Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa story: a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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