The Blum Affair

Original title: (Affaire Blum)
Germany, 1948, 105 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles

Dr. Blum, a Jewish manufacturer, is falsely accused of a murder. Even when the real killer’s identity becomes evident, the state prosecutor refuses to accept Blum’s innocence. 


The Blum Affair retells the story of a 1926 court case in Magdeburg in order to portray the intertwined anti-Semitism and conservative nationalism that existed in certain circles in Germany prior to Hitler’s rule. As one of few German movies to deal with the anti-Semitic roots of Nazism, the film remains an important historical document.

The Blum Affair

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