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He remembers how he began to lose faith in the war's aims, after witnessing the brutal crushing of the Slovak National Uprising and having a sexual encounter with an SS officer's wife, which left him disgusted. After that, he realized that his father's claims about millions of people being murdered in the concentration camps were true. As the Soviets attack, Wolzow orders his ill-equipped soldiers to hold to the last man.
Holt flees, only to hear that his friend was himself accused of treason by an SS blocking detachment. He arrives in time to see Wolzow hanged. Enraged, Holt grabs a machine-gun and mows down the executioners. He then deserts. The film sold more than three million tickets in East Germany alone,  and was well received in the Soviet Union.
In addition, It was granted an honorary medal in the Carthage Film Festival.
On 6 February , the National Zeitung columnist Hartmut Albrect wrote that the picture contained "extraordinary, well-made scenes that convey deeper messages than those immediately noticed. Sabine Hake cited The Adventures of Werner Holt as one of the most notable films that, using a modernist style, challenged the traditional East German anti-Fascist narrative by introducing a more personal perspective to the theme. In , The Adventures of Werner Holt was selected by a commission of historians and critics as one of the hundred most important German films ever made.
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Page Der Panzer rollte direkt auf uns zu Archived at the Wayback Machine. Superillu , 30 August Soviet Film, Moscow Film and memory in East Germany. This dissertation will describe the films, and the context in which the films were made. Thisamends the list of genres suggested by Elsaesser and Wedel, allowing the dissertation to examine the films in their own terms as anti-fascist films, where Wolf himself said: The film tells the story of Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, both born in , who become friends at Gymnasium.
Holt is studious and easily led while Wolzow is the son of a General and fascinated by war. In the process of this they findtheir Commanding Officer, who is about to abandon his post and leave Wolzow and Holt to fight on their own. Wolzow arrests the officer and relieves him of his command,initially they are going to hang the officer but resolve to make him drunk and prevent him from running away.
He recalls the Gymnasium where he met Wolzow and became friends. He recalls excitement at being called up and serving first, as a Flakhelfer, and his slow disillusionment as he experiences the war at closer and closer hand.
Intertwined with these memories are the women he has met and who have signposted the bankruptcy of the regime he fights for.
His memories become ever more regretful as he recalls the senseless deaths and desertion of friends. The horror of the last 3 years experience culminates in this last stand in this unnamed village. Surprisingly the first attack of the Red Army is repulsed, however Holt sees his hero, Wolzow, shot a 16 year old as the boy runs from the advancing Soviets in terror. He deserts, threatening to shot his best friend in the process.
As he runs he is called back as Wolzow has been taken by the SS who are about to lynch him. Holt returns to see his friend hanged.
In a final act of anger and disillusionment he takes up a machine gun and shots the lynch party dead. He runs from the scene, finally having realised the moral failure of all that he has believed and escapes in to the future. The protagonist, Gregor Hecker, is a 19 Year old Communist German serving with the Soviet forces and is returning to his homeland.
He last saw Germany, when he left as an 8 year old and emigrating to Moscow with his Communist parents. He serves in a propaganda company with his friend Sasha and Chingis the driver. Hisweapon is a loudspeaker truck. Together they try to persuade, with little success, Wehrmacht soldiers to surrender. He is at home amongst the Soviets, however during the film he meets his fellow countrymen and tries to understand how the Germans could have allowed the National Socialist regime to exist.
Instead of a single type of German he finds that Germany is made up of those that supported National Socialism, those that suffered under National Socialism, those that have suffered from the war, Socialist resistance fighters, ordinary soldiers who did as they were told and fanatical Nazis that want to fight to the last bullet. Here Gregor is forced to defend the farm from the fleeing SS who open fire on him, killing Sasha.
Gregor fights side by side with a Wehrmacht soldier to defend the farm house. Gregor swears to hunt down the SS and promises to build a new Germany where the SS will have no home. To add intellectual weight to the cultural discussions about the causes of the war and the experience of the ordinary soldier, the SED had commissioned its own historical study of the causes of the National Socialist dictatorship and the catastrophe of the war.
Herlinghaus ,, It might be imagined that the building of the Berlin Wall in would restrict the artistic opportunities for film makers, however initially this was not the case. Allan states:. This freedom and opportunity to explore new subjects was not, however, to last. Some artists and writers seem to believe that the process of a socialist education can only be successful if it represents all these deficiencies and shortcomings in their entirety.
They fail to realise that the effect of these works of art is to retard that process and to hinder the development of a socialist consciousness on the part of the working classes […] The matter is quite straightforward […] we cannot afford to propagate nihilistic, defeatist and immoral philosophies in literature, film, drama and television.
This assault on the creative industry created a sense of crisis Allan, and as a result a number of films made in and were simply shelved.
The speech would continue to poison the creative atmosphere in DEFA for the future.
It is interesting to note thatany film, no matter how praised at the time could fall foul of the state. This insecurity was, further, compounded by the neighbouring Federal Republic claiming it was the legitimate inheritor state for the whole of Germany Fulbrook, , This weight of German military might weighed heavily on the minds of the SED leadership.
Conscription in the GDR could not be introduced until the Wall had been built and the leadership was at pains to legitimise the fact that in any potential conflict Germans would actually be taking part in a form of civil war in the midst of wider international conflagration.
This background, while not subject of the films, will leak in to the body of the films and some of this background will be exposed by an examination of the films through the lens of genre. The films will now be examined through the means of the following genres; anti-fascist film, anti- war film, biographical film, road movies and western. They still stand as examples that explain what the genre stands for and which messages this genre transmits about the national foundation of the GDR.
While the genre is didactic the films within this genre are designed as a product for a mass audience and which would engender a mass appeal. In fascism was described as being a logical and the most virulent form of capitalism at the 7th Congress of Comintern.
The Germans who returned from Moscow and emerged from hiding or the camps following the defeat of National Socialism were determined that they were going to take control of Germany to ensure that fascism would be defeated and its roots in capitalism be removed. The East German leaders claimed that their state had defeated fascism and those GDR citizens that had taken part in the war had recognised their mistakes and redeemed themselves by struggling to build a socialist Germany.
The GDR was, of course, not the only state on German soil following the end of the war.
Following the exploration a conclusion is that justice must been seen to be done, with the guilty brought to justice, and that only a socialist future will prevent the catastrophes of the past being repeated.
As genre developed we see a Bildungs process take place where the protagonists on the screen learn about their mistakes, recognise them and then are reborn as socialists. A further subtext to the genre is the role of grief and the expression of grief for the losses occasioned by war, which had no other outlet. This develops space to mourn where the state has assumed all elements of victimhood to itself and there is no public sphere in which personal loss or victimhood can be expressed.
As with any genre, this one has a number of elements, of which any film will contain some or all. In this case the elements also give clues as to how the makers want the foundations of their state to be understood.
The first element of the genre is that the action is centred around the National Socialist experience and the fight against fascism. Those such as Wolf had this battle at the centre of their youth and the as the core element that had forged their characters. They had kept their souls clean fighting the Nazis in the KPD, fascists in Spain, at home underground, in the Concentration Camps and in exile.
This sacrifice was not going to be forgotten. This sacrifice also led to the second element of the anti- fascist film, that of a hierarchy of victims Kannapin, , 31 with socialist victims at the forefront of victimhood and all other victims, such as the Jews, standing in the shadows or invisible.