The Gleiwitz Case

Original title: (Der Fall Gleiwitz)
GDR, 1961, 70 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles

The Gleiwitz Case reconstructs in detail the 1939 surprise attack by a Nazi unit on the radio station in Gleiwitz, a German town on the Polish border. This attack was blamed on Polish forces, thus served as Hitler's justification for marching into Poland and starting WWII. It shows how facts and opinions can be manipulated and how people are made to accept lies, murder and war.

Special features:
  • Turn Subtitles On/Off
  • Biographies & Filmographies
  • DVD-Trailer
  • Critical Essay: "The Case of the Gleiwitz Case"
  • Picture Gallery
  • Conversation with Film Editor Evelyn Carow (from the Film Professions series)

The Gleiwitz Case

Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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