Schlager Music from the Great German Films
A Unique Collection of Hits and Melodies
from the Great German Film Era.
When sound came to German films in 1929, popular songs - Schlager - came too. Previously Schlager had most often emerged from operettas and other live shows, but in the 30s and early 40s they were usually composed for movies and their stars. From 1933 to 1945 the Nazi government tightly regulated films and music and shut Jews out of both businesses, but nevertheless many still-popular Schlager were created.