Person - Gerron, Kurt (1897-1944)

Gerron, Kurt (1897-1944)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Gerron, Kurt (1897-1944)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Berlín (Alemania)  1897-05-11 - 1944-10-28

History:

German actor, scriptwriter, and film director of Jewish origin. He began his career as a theater actor in 1920, making the leap to the big screen in 1926. In 1930 he had his first big success as an actor in the movie "The Blue Angel". After Nazism came to power in Germany, Gerron and his family emigrated to Paris and later to Amsterdam, where he continued his career as an actor. When the Wehrmacht occupied the Netherlands, he was sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, where he was forced to direct and perform at the cabaret "Karussell" along with other prisoners. In 1944 he was coerced into directing the Nazi propaganda film "Der Fuehrer schenkt den Juden eine Stadt", after which he was deported and later executed in Auschwitz.

Occupations

Profession (carried on by):

Actors

Profession (carried on by):

Screenwriters

Profession (carried on by):

Film directors

Places

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Berlín (Alemania) in 1897-05-11

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Polonia in 1944-10-28

Subjects

Gender:

Varón

External Links

Recurso web:

IMDb

Catálogo de Autoridades:

VIAF

Catálogo de Autoridades:

VIAF

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a

Documents

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