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

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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.)




Compare our Czechoslovak poster for the film, printed in Prague in 1938, with the German design. –– the exact same graphic art and ink! Here is the German poster (not in our Collection). Our Czech poster is at the bottom of this web-page.




Below is the German poster alongside the other two graphic designs that were available in 1938 to German cinema owners (scanned from the film's Werberatschlag in our Collection):







The 1986  book by Cooper C. Graham Leni Riefenstahl & Olympia states on page 197:

It is significant that Olympia was not released in Czechoslovakia in 1938. As far as this writer knows, it was the only country in Europe that did not receive the film. German films were still received regularly in Prague, and it is not known whether the Germans withheld the film, or whether the Czechs did not allow the film to run.

Thus, our two Czech language film posters for Olympia, printed in Prague by Tobis Filmkunst using the original German film studio graphic designs were never used. They are exceedingly rare and Leni Riefenstahl’s husband Horst Kettner offered to buy them from us in 2008 because they did not exist in her own private Olympia archive.


During the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the Ufa movie theaters were running new feature films such as Louis Trenker's Der Kaiser von Kalifornien and Leni Riefenstahl's feature–length documentary film, Triumph des Willens.