logos.jpg“History is not about the facts. It is about the context and who is telling the story.” —Prof. Milton Fine. 

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."   –– George Orwell in his novel "1984." 

"Whoever doubts the exclusive guilt of Germany for the Second World War destroys the foundation of post–war politics." ––  Prof. Theodor Eschenberg, Rector, the University of Tübingen.



over 500 German film

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1927–1954  from

Germany and from

many Axis and Neutral countries

across Europe!  


Note!  Posters in the Poster Gallery are PERMANENT

acquisitions which are NOT FOR SALE!!   ONLY the

posters listed in our POSTER STORE are for sale. 

(They have a price and order button to use.)



Google Analytics 2022


Unfortunately, Google Analytics changed its analysis software over at the beginning of October 2022 and  consequently the January 1 – September 30 visitation data for this website was not integrated into an annual 2022 report. What we can show you here is the data for the last quarter of the year only.


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We had all of 15 visits come via all "Social Media" combined, which was 0.013% of the 1,104 visitors in that 90 day period. Ego, our refusal to re-vamp our website structure to accommodate people who use Social Media platforms.  Developers, take note. and stop writing us.

Of the 1,104 visitors in these three months, a healthy 108 (almost 10%) were Returning Visitors. So about 900 brand new Visitors. They came overwhelmingly from these seven countries (by rank) :


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For whatever reason, China has really climbed  up the rankings.


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The "Landing page" is what it suggests, the page on our website upon which a Visitor "landed" -- the first page they saw. The " 1 " below is our Home Page where most people started.  You can see that the films Hitlerjunge Quex, the anti-Soviet spy film Die goldene Spinne, the propaganda cartoon Die Störenfried, and  Karl Ritter's banned Luftwaffe film Besatzung Dora, were the most popular films chosen.

Of the 1,104 visitors, 660 of them viewed an average of between 3 and 4 pages during their visit.

We believe that this analysis for the last 90 days of 2022 is generally reflective of the preceding nine months as well.

Because of the incomplete Google Analytics stats for the full 2022 year, we are keeping our 2021 report on this web page as well, to provide a full 12 month period.


Google Analytics 2021

Note: Statistics are rounded to the nearest full percentage.

In the year 2021, this website had unique 5,255 visitors viewing 14,514

pages in 6,707 sessions. That is, 11.2% of visitors were repeat visitors.

Visitors came from over 110 countries. 

The top ten countries represented by those visitors are shown open this chart:


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The USA, Canada, the UK, and the EU countries of Germany, France,

Spain, and Italy between them represented about 54% of those persons.


The most–visited 25 topics in 2021 are shown in the chart below.


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Please note that 1. /  on the list above represents our HOME PAGE, which

was the starting–point of the vast majority of visits to the site.


FACEBOOK represented 35 sessions (0.0052%) – sorry  Mr. Suckerberg!  TWITTER a grand total of one (1) !  Social media and website developers take note! We are NOT interested in accommodating social media. 


Although most Visitors had a relatively brief visit to the website, Google

Analytics reported in 2021 that

 236 Visitors  stayed on the website  for 10 – 30 minutes;  and

that 53  other Visitors remained on the website over 30+ minutes. 

This reflects, in our opinion, not only the innate interest but also the

value of the contents and the educational impact of this unique website on

people interested in German Film prior to 1945. Our Index of the

publication Der Deutsche Film  continues to

provide scholars and students support in their research. Some

visitors interested in this publication's Index have downloaded it from

this website.

The website has also brought us a number of side–benefits, such as offers to sell us rare posters or film stills or to ask permission to use some images in academic journals, books, or seminars -- the list can be found here.  We have also sold off duplicate posters and film ephemera, as well as copies of some of our  Karl Ritter books through our Poster Store.  Individuals with important information on certain topics listed on the website made contact with us through the Contact template, such as new information and photographs pertaining to our "ZFO"  webpages, for which we are most grateful. 



2022 update

In January 2022 we configured our website to be in a major search engine which represents many other search engines under one umbrella, and this led to a major boost in traffic to this site. We had over 1200 visitors in one week, and 71 of them remained on the website for at least 3 minutes and up to over 30 minutes.  In 1,817 individual page views, the top ten topics they explored were:


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 Onwards and upwards!