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Title: Ohm Kruger's Travels: A Case Study in the Export of Third-Reich Film Propaganda
Authors: Vande Winkel, Roel # ×
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: History Dept., University of Waterloo
Series Title: Historical Reflections / Reflexions Historiques vol:35 issue:2 pages:108-124
Abstract: The Nazi propaganda film Ohm Kruger (Uncle Kruger, 1941) utilized former South African statesman Paul Kruger and his role in the Boer War to promote a virulently anti-British message. By analyzing the international career of Ohm Kruger, this article reassesses the propaganda value traditionally ascribed to the film in an attempt to encourage further research on the exportation of Third-Reich cinema. The parallels between the British invasion and occupation of Boer land, as represented in the film, and the Nazis' invasion and occupation of European countries were so striking that Ohm Kruger was exported almost exclusively to nations allied with Germany while being withheld from occupied territories. The one notable exception was France, which had a long tradition of anti-British sentiment.
ISSN: 0315-7997
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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