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over 500 German film

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1927–1954  from

Germany and from

many Axis and Neutral countries

across Europe!  


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Jud Süß. (Jud Suess)



This poster is surely one of the very rarest ones in our entire poster collection. The anti–Jewish film  Jud Süß  was released in Greater Germany on  24 September 1940. It was released in Hungary four months later, on 23 January 1941. 


The Urania cinema in Budapest where the premiere of the film took place:



Here, a second photo from the Berlin Film-Kurier Tageszeitung, issue from 16 July 1941, showing the long line of customers waiting to gain enry to the film. The film ran for six weeks at the Urania at that time, in fully sold-out screenings.


The Ufa film studio ad heralding the film screenings at the Urania as "tremendously successful! Thunderous applause for the opening scene!"





No first–release Hungarian poster has surfaced. This poster is certainly a re–release poster, as the first word in the poster -- Közkivánatra -- is Hungarian for  "By popular demand." In other words, the film is being brought back to cinemas.


Note the Terra Filmkunst and Ufa film studio logos at the bottom left. In countries outside of the German Reich which distributed German motion pictures, it was common to have Ufa join forces with other German film studios and share their channels of distribution. This was in France and Spain, for example, accomplished by the ACE, or L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE). We reproduce here a brochure published by ACE in Franco Spain announcing both Ufa and Terra Filmkunst studio productions for 1940/41. Note the two film studio logos, exactly like those on our Hungarian poster.


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Here is the page promoting the film in Hungary, from the very rare 1940/1941 Ufa film studio publication found in our Collection. The Ufa 1940/1941 publication was bound into thick cardboard  front and back covers which almost are meant to appear as thin pieces of wood.




 As you can appreciate, the graphic art shown in the 1940/41 catalogue above is entirely consistent with the JUD SÜß graphics on the 1940/1941 posters for the film in Germany, in France, in Belgium, in Böhmen & Mähren, and in Fascist Italy.  Our poster below does not share the face of Süß Oppenheimer on it, but rather the Jewish Yellow Star.  Yellowbadge_logo.svg.png   The Yellow Star was not introduced into Hungary until March 1944.  In his book Jews, Nazis, and the Cinema of Hungary: The Tragedy of Success, 1929-44; author Dr. David Frey states on page 392 that the film was forced into re–release by the occupying German authorities in 1944.  Our best interpretation of all these facts leads us to believe that this rare poster in from 1944, and not earlier.

P.S. May 2022 - More evidence that this poster is the 1944 re-release poster is to be found in the new Bill Niven book,  Jud Süß – das lange Leben eines Propagandafilms, Halle (Saal), Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2022, on page 49, and footnote 129.