Ernst Thälmann – Leader of the Working Class

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Ernst Thälmann – Leader of the Working Class

german democratic republic socialism communist biography working class communism thälmann proletarian anti-fascism proletariat

Ernst Thälmann – Leader of the Working Class

Release Date: October 06, 1955

Year    :   1955
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Genres    :   History, Drama
Production Companies    :   DEFA
Director    :   Kurt Maetzig
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Kurt Maetzig, Michael Tschesno-Hell, Willi Bredel
RunTime    :   140 mins.

This film is the second of a two-part historical and biographical portrait of the communist politician and anti-fascist Ernst Thälmann. Autumn, 1918: Somewhere on Germany’s western front, Ernst Thälmann, age twenty-four, is calling on his fellow soldiers to put down their guns and join him in the communist struggle at home. When Hamburg’s Police Commissioner blocks a much-needed food shipment to the workers of Petrograd, Ernst battles to see it allowed through. Until his murder on August 18, 1944, Ernst remained true to his political convictions in the face of many setbacks.

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