Charlotte (1980)

A Film from the Artur Brauner Collection at Our Library

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The biopic about the artist Charlotte Salomon begins in January 1939 with her flight from Berlin to the south of France. It is here that painting becomes a means for the 21-year-old Charlotte to face her despair over her mother’s suicide and her grandmother's suicidal thoughts. Over a period of 18 months, she creates the series Life? Or Theatre? depicting her love for her singing teacher Alfred Wolfsohn among other subjects.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Library

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Charlotte Salomon was born in 1917 into a middle-class Jewish family and studied at the Art Academy in Berlin until 1937. She married the Austrian emigré Alexander Nagler in 1943. In the same year, the couple was handed over to the German occupying forces, deported via Drancy to Auschwitz, and murdered. In the more than 1,300 gouaches that she created in exile, Charlotte Salomon tells of her live in Berlin in a style with comedic and filmic elements. The series of paintings has been shown in numerous exhibitions (including one at the Jewish Museum Berlin in 2007) and has inspired a number of films and operas.

Starring Birgit Doll, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Derek Jacobi. Directed by Frans Weisz.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Library

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

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Artur Brauner Collection

The media library of our Library presents selected work by one of the most successful film producers in German post-war history.

Hanussen (1988)

Starring Klaus Maria Brandauer. Directed by István Szabó.

The Rose Garden (1989)

Starring Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann. Directed by Fons Rademakers.

Morituri (1948)

Starring Walter Richter, Lotte Koch, and Klaus Kinski. Directed by Eugen York.

Europa Europa (1990)

Starring Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, and Hanns Zischler. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955)

Starring Wolfgang Preiss, Annemarie Düringer, and Robert Freitag. Directed by Falk Harnack.

Exiled/Izgoy (1991)

Starring Jossi Pollak. Directed by Vladimir Saveljev.

Sweetheart of the Gods (1960)

Starring Ruth Leuwerik, Peter van Eyck, and Harry Meyen. Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt.

Warsaw: Year 5703 (1992)

Starring Hanna Schygulla, Lambert Wilson and Julie Delpy. Directed by Janusz Kijowski.

Murder by Signature (1961)

Written and directed by Erwin Leiser

From Hell to Hell (1997)

Starring Anja Kling. Directed by Dmitri Astrachan.

Man and Beast (1963)

A film from the Artur Brauner Collection at our library

Babiy Yar: The Forgotten Crime (2003)

Starring Michael Degen, Katrin Saß, and Axel Milberg. Directed by Jeff Kanew

Witness out of Hell (1967)

Starring Irene Papas, Heinz Drache, and Daniel Gélin. Directed by Živorad Mitrović

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

Starring Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda and Helmut Berger. Directed by Vittorio De Sica

You Are Free, Dr. Korczak (1974)

Starring Leo Genn. Directed by Aleksander Ford.

Charlotte (1980)

Starring Birgit Doll, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Derek Jacobi. Directed by Frans Weisz.

The White Rose (1982)

Starring Lena Stolze, Ulrich Tukur, and Martin Benrath. Directed by Michael Verhoeven.

The Passerby (1982)

With Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli, and Helmut Griem. Directed by Jacques Rouffio.

A Love in Germany (1983)

Starring Hanna Schygulla, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Otto Sander. Directed by Andrzej Wajda.

Ruth (1984)

With Sharon Brauner, Günter Lamprecht, and Mathieu Carrière. Directed by Jerzy Hoffman.

Angry Harvest (1985)

Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl and Elisabeth Trissenaar. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

Charlotte Salomon (Artist)

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