Jud Süß

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Jud Süß may refer to:

  • Joseph Süß Oppenheimer (1698–1738), German-Jewish financier whose life and ultimate execution formed the basis for literary, stage, film and television representations

In literature[edit]

  • Jud Süß (Hauff novel), 1827 novella by 22-year-old German poet and writer of historical romances, Wilhelm Hauff, who recounts, in semi-fictional manner, rise and fall of Joseph Süß Oppenheimer
  • Jud Süß (Feuchtwanger novel), 1925 novel by German-Jewish playwright and novelist Lion Feuchtwanger; another partly fictional version, translated into English as Power

In theatre[edit]

In film[edit]

  • Jew Süss (1934 film), British film based on Lion Feuchtwanger's 1925 novel; directed by Lothar Mendes and starring Conrad Veidt as Joseph Süß Oppenheimer and praised by Jewish leaders as a sensitive portrayal of the causes and effects of anti-Semitism. Released in the US under the title Power(also 1934).
  • Jud Süß (1940 film), Hitler-era German film notorious for its anti-Semitic propaganda; directed by Veit Harlan and starring Ferdinand Marian as Joseph Süß Oppenheimer
  • Jew Suss: Rise and Fall, 2010 German film which depicts events behind 1940 production, with actors portraying Harlan, Marian, Goebbels, etc