Karl Ritter (Director, Producer)

Karl Ritter (1888-1977) was one of the Third Reich' s most important filmmakers. As a WWI veteran, aviation pioneer, very early NSDAP member (1925), graphic artist, and skilled filmmaker, he was uniquely positioned to make films championing the New Germany and then its fight against enemies on all fronts. The Soviet Union demanded in 1945 that he be tried for war crimes because of his propaganda and militarist pictures. His films provide a unique, contemporary insight into the years from 1917 to 1943, and more of his films are still banned today in Germany, Austria and France than those of any of his then colleagues.
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