While researching a film about Nazi propaganda Karen met with famous and unknown figures from German wartime cinema. These never-before published interviews with those at the heart of Goebbels’ propaganda machine include the Nazi ‘Marilyn Monroe’, the composer of Lilli Marlene, Leni Riefenstahl’s cameraman, Goebbels’ secretary Brunhilde Pomsel and many more.


London Review of Books, 9 February 2017

The Guardian, 3 April 2017

A very useful primary source, which casts much-needed light on the production process in Nazi cinema and the ways in which Goebbels managed it. I only wish this book had been available when I was researching and teaching in this field.

Prof R. Taylor author of Film Propaganda: Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany

A last chance to hear from key figures from the Nazi film industry:

  • Wilfred von Oven: Press Officer to Joseph Goebbels
  • Marianne Hoppe: Actress
  • Gerhard Huttula: Cameraman, special effects
  • Rudolf Klicks: Child actor, film editor
  • Erich Kästner: Camera inventor
  • Brigitte Mira: Actress / Margot Hielscher: Actress, singer
  • Theodor Nischwitz: Special Effects Cinematographer
  • Fritz Hippler: Director, Head of Reich’s Film Department
  • Brunhilde Pomsel: Secretary to Joseph Goebbels
  • Hans-Otto Meissner: Diplomat
  • Hans Feld: Film critic / Leni Riefenstahl: Actress, director
  • Walter Frentz: Cameraman
  • Arthur Maria Rabenalt: Director
  • Norbert Schultze: Composer
  • Kristina Söderbaum: Actress

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