East German Filmmaker Kurt Maetzig Dead at 101

Kurt Maetzig, pioneering East German filmmaker, dies at 101 Kurt Maetzig, one of East Germany's pioneering filmmakers, died on August 8 at his home in the village of Wildkuhl, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in what used to be East Germany. Maetzig was 101. According to the New York Times obit, at first the half-Jewish Kurt Maetzig (born Jan. 25, 1911, in Berlin) made films that “scrutinized anti-Semitism, corporate […]

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