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.

"If we have our own why in life, we shall get along with almost any how."         –  Friedrich Nietzsche



over 500 German film

original posters betweenpngtree-15-years-anniversary-logo-with-ribbon-png-image_5280377-1812814530.jpg

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.)


Hände Hoch! Haende Hoch!


This fill-in-the-blank Gaufilmstelle poster was to be used in rural, regional Germany in Summer 1942 to announce the HJ film, Hands Up! with the screening date, time, and location in a small town or village.  The Gaufilstelle had 1,500 mobile projection vans which criss-crossed Greater Germany and brought both the weekly newsreels and feature films to millions of Germans who lived outside the major metropolitan areas. 

In a Film-Kurier Tageszeitung article in May 1941 reporting on the tenth anniversary of the RPL (Reichspropagandaleitung), which oversaw the network of Tonfilmwagen which brought movies to rural areas and villages, the article stated that audience numbers reached in that 10 years was 50 million people; using one thousand mobile film trucks such as the one shown below. 




We have a few other Gaufilmstelle posters in our collection, such as for the comdey Du und Ich, for the Friederich the Great film, Der große König, and for the documentary film Sieg im Westen. (See our Poster Gallery.)