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Geschonneck, Erwin 1906-2008

Works: 213 works in 515 publications in 5 languages and 2,846 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Political films  Trials, litigation, etc  Motion pictures  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Creator, Contributor, Honoree, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Erwin Geschonneck
Jakob the Liar by Robin Williams( Visual )

46 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped in a Polish ghetto with thousands of other Jews facing starvation or deportation to the death camps, Jacob is detained one evening at the local Gestapo headquarters. Eavesdropping, he overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. At first he is silent, but circumstances compel him to pass on the good news of hope. In order to be believed, he feigns access to a hidden, strictly forbidden radio. Quickly he becomes a one-man bulwark against despair, a reluctant hero, but a tragic figure still-- a man ultimately powerless to see or change the fate of his people
Nackt unter Wölfen = Naked among wolves by Frank Beyer( Visual )

35 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first German film devoted to life and death in a concentration camp tells the story of organized resistance by political prisoners in the Buchenwald concentration camp. When one of the prisoners smuggles a child into a camp, the men are faced with the question of how many lives may be endangered in order to save the life of the child. Based on a true story"--Cover text
Carbide & sorrel = (Karbid und Sauerampfer) by Frank Beyer( Visual )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misadventures of a cigarette factory worker named Kalle as he tries to get barrels of carbide hundreds of miles back to his factory
The axe of wandsbek = (Das Beil von Wandsbek)( Visual )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamburg, Germany 1934: An executioner is needed. Teetjen (Erwin Geschonneck) makes the biggest mistake of his life. Because his butcher shop is facing bankruptcy, he agrees to execute a group of political prisoners for the Nazis. Once this becomes known, Teetjen's life falls apart. The Axe of Wandsbek was the only DEFA film made by Falk Harnack, a former anti-Nazi resistance fighter who was interested in exploring the involvement of the middle class in Nazi crimes. Despite positive reviews, the film was withdrawn shortly after its premiere; it became the first East German film ever to be banned. The film is adapted from one of the most important works by German-Jewish author Arnold Zweig; basing the story on real events, Zweig wrote the novel in exile in Palestine in 1943
Sun seekers = Sonnensucher by Konrad Wolf( Visual )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picked up in a bar-room brawl two young people are sent to forced labor at the uranium mine in Wismut
Fünf Patronenhülsen( Visual )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in German and Multiple languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Five soldiers during the Spanish Civil War hide their dying commander's last message in five empty bullet shells. Together these five go through hell and back to keep the message from falling into the enemy's hands. One gives up, but the other four manage to reach their destination with the message still intact."--Container
Pony Pedro by Erwin Strittmatter( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pony Pedro ist ein Bündel Energie - und sein Kauf für den Schriftsteller die Erfüllung eines Traums. Doch nun müssen Mensch und Tier zusammenfinden: Wie das eigensinnige Pony und der Schriftsteller Freunde werden, Pedro mit einem Kürbis Fußball spielt und sich in eine Lokomotive verliebt, erzählt Erwin Strittmatter mit viel Humor und Liebe zur Natur. Der poetische Klassiker, augenzwinkernd gelesen von Erwin Geschonneck!
Naakt onder wolven : roman by Bruno Apitz( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in German and Multiple languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenige Wochen vor der Befreiung kommt der Pole Jankowski mit einem Transport ins KZ Buchenwald. Er trägt einen Koffer bei sich, den er nicht aus der Hand geben will. Die in der Effektenkammer arbeitenden Häftlinge Pippig und Höfel erschrecken zutiefst, als sie ein Kind in dem Koffer entdecken. Das Kind im Lager zu verbergen, ist nicht nur äußerst schwierig, es gefährdet auch die Arbeit der illegalen Widerstandsgruppe. Nachdem das Kind mehrere Tage in der Effektenkammer versteckt wurde, entscheidet der Leiter der illegalen KP-Organisation schweren Herzens, den Polen und das Kind mit dem nächsten Transport ins Vernichtungslager zu schicken. Der Lagerälteste, Walter Krämer, läßt es jedoch nicht zu, und er findet viele Helfer, die mit Mut und Einfallsreichtum der SS die Stirn bieten und der Menschlichkeit zu einem Sieg verhelfen. Es gelingt ihnen, das Kind zu retten
Anton der Zauberer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anton Grubske, a car mechanic, cunningly avoids being captured and taken to a POW camp in 1945. He marries Liesel, the daughter of a former apprenticeship master, and takes over the workshop. He rips off the big-time farmers and deposits his loot with Sabine, a cheerful widow, for safekeeping. She runs off to Switzerland, Anton lands in jail--."--Container
Meine unruhigen Jahre by Erwin Geschonneck( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levins Mühle nach dem gleichnamigen Roman von Johannes Bobrowski( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the 1870s in a West Prussian village, this is the story of a Jewish mill owner whose calls for justice go unanswered after a local German competitor sabotages his mill. A portrayal of life in a socially diverse region of Eastern Europe, this tale of nineteenth-century anti-Semitism ends on a redemptive note when villagers drive out the saboteur
Essential Nazi films : Four classics about Nazi Germany( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murderers are among us: A man and a woman return to war-torn Berlin to face the harsh realities of post-war Germany
Nackt unter Wölfen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Während der letzten Monate vor dem Einmarsch der Amerikaner verstecken polnische KZ-Häftlinge ein Kind vor dem Zugriff der Nazis. Trotz einiger Unwahrscheinlichkeiten im Detail der Beschreibung ein (auf authentischen Ereignissen beruhender) in seiner humanen Qualität bemerkenswerter DEFA-Film. [Lexikon des internationalen Films]
Feigenblatt für Kuhle Wampe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This docudrama is a detailed reconstruction of the censorship case againt the landmark Weimer-era film, Kuhle Wampe, or Who owns the world? (1932) The subject of vehement disputes, the case was argued over the course of three sessions. The film was banned twice for revolutionary and communist tendencies, and was perceived to threaten the state."--Container
Schlösser und Katen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lifelong hard work on the count's made the servant Anton to a cripple. Everybody calls him Crooked Anton. When after the end of the war the land of the count gets divided under the farmers, also Anton with its family receives a piece and hopes now to be able to work finally freely and for its own good fortune. But an iou out of old time and one badly intrigue don't let Anton and his family finding peace. When the farmers of the village find more and more its own self-confidence and power and Annegret, Anton's daughter, leaves the village it seems that an actual new beginning also for Anton will become possible. The film paints an impressive panorama of the development of a minor village in Mecklenburg from the end of the war to the 17 June 1953"--Http://
Fünf Patronenhülsen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar by Bertolt Brecht( Recording )

9 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das kalte Herz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Munk, a poor charcoal burner, after loosing his wealth, abandons his bride and summons an evil spirit. Peter is promised all the riches on earth if he is willing to exchange his heart for a cold stone. The young charcoal burner consents and from that moment on, he becomes richer and richer, but also brutal and ruthless, even beating his own wife to death. Only then does he come to his senses, but he can only be redeemed if he retrieves his true heart from the evil spirit. He manages to outwit the evil spirit with the help of the good spirit of the forest, who brings his wife back to life
Meine unruhigen Jahre : Lebenserinnerungen by Erwin Geschonneck( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Nazi classics. four films about Nazi Germany( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aventures of Werner Holt: Two Seventeen year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are taken out of school and conscripted into Hitler's war. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier while Werner eventually realizes the effort is fruitless and deserts. Ironically, Gilbert who remains loyal is hung by the SS who mistake him for a deserter, and Holt exacts revenge by gunning down the SS unit from a basement window
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Meine unruhigen Jahre : Lebenserinnerungen
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Erwin Geschonneck acteur allemand

Erwin Geschonneck actor

Erwin Geschonneck deutscher Schauspieler

Erwin Geschonneck Duits acteur (1906-2008)

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Erwin Geschonneck tysk skodespelar

Erwin Geschonneck tysk skuespiller

Geschonnek, Erwin 1906-2008

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