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UNIQUE COLLECTION HUNDREDS OF 1933-1944 ‘REICHSFILMKAMMER’ DOCUMENTS

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Offered for sale is a 3 inches thick binder

WITH ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THE

NAZI REICHSFILMKAMMER

HUNDREDS OF DOCUMENTS, A ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTION

Offered for sale is 3 inches thick 11 x 12-1/2 inch binder that is filled with hundreds of documents of Dr. Joseph Goebbels’ Reichsfilmkammer and their affiliates in the German occupied territories France, Holland, Poland (Generalgouvernement), Protectorate Bohemia & Moravia as well as in allied countries, such as Italy and Japan. The collection also includes correspondence from Germany’s movie makers, such as UfA, Tobis, dealing about the distribution of approved movies to the occupied countries as well as friendly foreign countries, including the German community in Shanghai! There are many different official stationaries from all over Europe in this collection. Other documents deal about the seizing of Jewish capital. The documents range from 1933 to 1944. This is a one-of-a-kind find for anyone interested in the making and distribution of movies in Nazi Germany and abroad, after they got the approval from Goebbels’ office.

The Reichsfilmkammer (RFK; English: Reich Chamber of Film) was a statutory corporation controlled by the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda that regulated the film industry in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945. Membership in the association was obligatory for everyone in the German Reich who wanted to work on films in any capacity; lack of membership meant in effect a ban on employment. Based in Berlin, the establishment of the RFK was an important element of the Gleichschaltung process and Nazi film policy.

The Reichsfilmkammer was established on the basis of the Gesetz über die Errichtung einer vorläufigen Filmkammer (“Law for the Establishment of a Temporary Film Chamber”) of 14 July 1933. Under the Reichskulturkammergesetz (“Law of the Reich Culture Chamber”) of 22 September 1933 the Film Chamber was integrated as a subdivision of the newly founded Reich Chamber of Culture (Reichskulturkammer) corporation. The establishment of the RFK was preceded by an ordinance of the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, which prohibited Jews and foreigners from any participation in the German film industry.

The RFK edited the journal Film-Kurier, a leading film magazine founded in 1919 and “aryanized” in 1933. In addition, the most popular Illustrierter Film-Kurier programmes were sold in the German cinemas million fold.

The Reichsfilmkammer was officially dissolved by Law no. 2 passed by the Allied Control Council on 10 October 1945; the “Law for the Establishment of a Temporary Film Chamber” was repealed by Allied Control Council Law no. 60 on 19 December 1947. [source: Wikipedia]

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