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Geschonneck, Erwin 1906-2008

Overview
Works: 178 works in 397 publications in 5 languages and 2,081 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Film adaptations  War films  Motion pictures  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Performer, Author, Actor, Other, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Erwin Geschonneck
 
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Most widely held works by Erwin Geschonneck
Jakob der Lügner Jacob the liar ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in German and held by 404 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 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in German and held by 206 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
Karbid und Sauerampfer by Frank Beyer( Visual )
18 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in German and English and held by 159 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
Das Beil von Wandsbek The axe of Wandsbek ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Germany, 1934: the Nazi authorities in a small town need an executioner to put a group of political prisoners to death, otherwise Hitler won't visit their town. Teetjen, the town butcher, facing bankruptcy, agrees to do the dirty deed ... [T]his important classic was directed by a former anti-Nazi resistance fighter, Falk Harnack. Ironically, the film, which starred concentration camp survivor Erwin Geschonneck in the lead role, was withdrawn after its release because its nuanced portrait of a Nazi perpetrator was considered too sympathetic."--Container
Sonnensucher by Konrad Wolf( Visual )
9 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the fall of 1950, Lutz and Emmi are arrested after the police raid a bar-room brawl. They are not sentenced to prison but instead they are forced to work in an uranium mine in Wismut. Their new home is full of characters with unusual destinies: old anarchists working next to former SS members and Russian officers. Emotions collide, as well as fists
Jacob the liar ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in German and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trapped in a Polish ghetto with thousands of other Jews, Jacob is detained one evening at Gestapo headquarters and overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. Circumstances compel him to pass on the good news of hope and in order to be believed, he feigns access to a hidden, strictly forbidden radio
Fünf Patronenhülsen ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in German and held by 84 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
Nackt unter Wölfen by Frank Beyer( Visual )
21 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in German and held by 64 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]
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 : mit einem kompletten Rollenverzeichnis von 1946 - 1982 by Erwin Geschonneck( Book )
25 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jakob der Lügner eine Lüge aus Liebe zum Leben ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ein osteuropäisches jüdisches Ghetto im Jahre 1944. Wegen angeblicher Überschreitung der Ausgangssperre findet sich Jakob Heym auf einem Gestapo-Revier wieder. Dort hört er zufällig eine Radiomeldung über den Vormarsch der Roten Armee. Jakob will die hoffnungsvolle Nachricht an seine Leidensgefährten weitergeben. Aus Angst, dass man ihn wegen seiner "Verbindung" zur Gestapo für einen Spitzel halten könnte, greift er zu einer Notlüge
Naked among wolves ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jankowski, a Polish prisoner from Auschwitz, arrives at the Buchenwald concentration camp carrying a suitcase. Inside the suitcase is a small Jewish boy he has kept from harm. Once at Buchenwald, prisoners working in the property storage room discover the child. Although the sight of the innocent child moves many, his presence in the camp endangers the work of the camp's communist underground, who have organized a resistance group. With a heavy heart, some men decide to arrange for the child and Jankowski to be transported to another death camp. As liberation of the camp approaches, the prisoners must come together to keep the young boy safe from their Nazi captors
Sonnensucher Sun seekers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in German and English and held by 43 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
Jakob der Lügner by Jurek Becker( Visual )
17 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 38 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
Schlösser und Katen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in German and held by 34 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://defafilmlibrary.com
Feigenblatt für Kuhle Wampe ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 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
Levins Mühle nach dem gleichnamigen Roman von Johannes Bobrowski ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 30 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 29 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
Carbide and Sorrel ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the end of World War II, workers in Dresden decide to build a cigarette factory. They send their colleague Kalle hundreds of kilometers to pick up carbide for welding. He picks up seven barrels, which he must move across the Soviet occupation zone without a car. Throughout this odyssey he runs into forests full of landmines, man-crazy women, Russian guards and other life-threatening dangers
Das kalte Herz by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )
8 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
 
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