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Kurt Gerron (Kurt Gerson)

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Biography

Berlin, Germany
Gerron fled to France (because he was jewish), then settled in Amsterdam in 1933. He was arrested by the SS in 1943 and was sent to Theresienstadt in 1944 to direct a staged documentary intended to persuade world public opinion that Jews were well treated in concentration camps. He made a film called "The Fuhrer Donates a City to the Jews" or in German "Der Fuhrer schenkt den Juden eine Stadt". After he completed the film he was sent to Auschwitz where he was murdered. Read more...

Actor

Character: Zauberkünstler Kiepert / The Magician

Der blaue Engel 1930

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Character: Rechtsanwalt Dr. Kalmus

Die Drei von der Tankstelle 1930

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Character: Kasinodirektor / Casino Manager

Bomben auf Monte Carlo 1931

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Character: Grimby

Salto Mortale 1931

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Character: Himself

Prisoner of Paradise 2002

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