The Gleiwitz Case

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The Gleiwitz Case
Directed by Gerhard Klein
Written by Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Günther Rücker
Starring Hannjo Hasse
Release date
  • 22 April 1961 (1961-04-22)
Running time
70 minutes
Country East Germany
Language German

The Gleiwitz Case (German: Der Fall Gleiwitz) is an East German war film directed by Gerhard Klein. It was released in 1961. The plot was reconstructed exactly according to the statements of SS-Man Alfred Naujocks before British authorities at the Nuremberg trials.[1]


The film themes the SS stage-managed Gleiwitz incident at the evening of 31.8.1939. This served national-socialist propaganda as a pretext to start second World War by raiding Poland the next day.



  1. ^ Der Fall Gleiwitz Landesmediendienste Bayern

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