Sunday, May 13, 2018

Martin Kosleck: hitting back at the Nazis

If you are familiar with movies of the World War II period, then the face of Martin Kosleck is a familiar one to you. He spoke out against Hitler and the Nazis, and decided to leave Germany in 1931. He was subsequently placed on the Gestapo list of "undesirables."

Kosleck appeared in a number of films during that period, frequently portraying Nazis in a particularly uncomplimentary way. Many Germans resented being asked to play Nazis, but Kosleck viewed it as a chance to strike back against them in a small way. He played Joseph Goebbels five times.

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