3 August 2015

 


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NEWSLETTER

Historical Rarities Collectors of the World – Unite!

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3 Aug 2015

 


 

Our new webstore!

unsere neue webstore!

 

Wir sind stolz darauf, die sofortige Eröffnung unserer zweiten Webstore LOSTHOMELAND.COM bekanntzugeben. In unserer neuen Webstore finden Sie Bücher, Pässe und andere Ausweise, sowohl Zeitungen und andere schwer-zu-finden Sammlerstücke finden, die vorwiegend aus Deutschland und Mittel- und Osteuropa herkommen (aber nicht nur). Alle DVDs und CDs --- auch wenn sie möglicherweise auf die Waren in dem neuen Laden beziehen --- können Sie noch in RAREFILMSANDMORE.COM finden. All andere Produkte, die nicht DVDs oder CDs entsprechen, werden ein neues Zuhause in LOSTHOMELAND.COM finden.

 

Um unsere große Eröffnung zu feiern, bieten wir Ihnen die Möglichkeit, 10% Rabatt auf Ihre Einkäufe in den neuen Speicher zu erwerben. Geben Sie einfach den Code "losthomeland" in der Rabatt-Box auf der Kasse an LOSTHOMELAND.COM. Der Rabatt ist bis 00.01 Uhr am 9. August (unabhängig von Ihrem Standort) gültig. Sie können in die neue Webstore mit Ihrer aktuelle Parole einloggen ... und Sie werden da ebenfalls Bonuspunkte verdienen (und da benutzen?).  Die Produkte im neuen Laden werden ganz unten im Newsletter beschrieben. Wir hoffen, dass Sie etwas von Interesse finden.

 

We are proud to announce the immediate opening of our second store LOSTHOMELAND.COM.  In our new store, you'll find books, passports and other IDs, newspapers and hard-to-find collectibles, mainly from and about Germany and Central and Eastern Europe (but not entirely).  All DVDs and CDs --- even if they might relate to the subject matter in the new store --- will still be located in RAREFILMSANDMORE.COM.  For those of you familiar with our products other than DVDs and CDs, you will now find those items in the new store.

 

To celebrate our grand opening, we offer you the ability to earn a 10% discount on your purchases in the new store.  Simply enter the code "losthomeland" in the discount box upon checkout at LOSTHOMELAND.COM.  The discount is good until 12:01am on 09 August (regardless of your location).  Remember:  you can use your current sign in at LOSTHOMELAND.COM and you'll earn frequent buyer points there, too (and maybe use them there, too?).  Products in the new store are described at the bottom of this newsletter. We hope you find something of interest to you.

 


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DIE PRANKE  (1931)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,49 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.49 until 15 August

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Deutsch-italienischer Kriminalfilm im Rennfahrer-Milieu: Der internationale Verbrecher "Die Pranke", der seine Opfer mit einer Prothese erschlägt, hat wieder zugeschlagen. Ein Ingenieur, der für die italienischen Alberti-Werke einen neuen Rennwagen konstruiert hat, wird erschlagen aufgefunden. Die Konstruktionsunterlagen sind gestohlen. Rappis, der Direktor des Werks, nimmt selbst an dem Rennen teil und kommt gleichzeitig mit dem deutschen Fahrer Peter Krüger ins Ziel. Dann wird auch Rappis erschlagen aufgefunden.

 

German-Italian crime drama with a racing milieu:  The International criminal, "The Paw", who kills his victims with a prosthesis, has struck again!  An engineer, who has designed a new racing car for the Italian firm Alberti has been found beaten to death.  The plans for the car have been stolen.  Rappis, the firm's director, takes part in the race and hits the finish line at the same time as the German racer, Peter Kruger.  Then Rappis is found beaten to death, too.

 

UNCLE MOSES  (1932)  * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

When poverty and persecution compel his former neighbors to abandon their Polish shtetl, "Uncle" Moses, the shtetl's former butcher, welcomes them to the promised land of his Lower East Side clothing factory.  A master in the harsh, new American system with its 14-hour workday, Moses attempts to reconstruct the lost harmony of the shtetl in the paternalistic order of his sweatshop.  He uses his wealth to show off his accomplishments and leaves the daily operation of the factory to his nephew, Sam.  When Masha Melnick pleads with him for her father's job, Moses, who has the hots for the girl, rehires the dad.  But Masha also happens to be the sweetheart of Charlie, a labor activist, who's trying to organize a union in Moses' factory.

 

DREAM OF MY PEOPLE  (1933)  

A must for anyone interested in Palestine before the creation of the Jewish state.  The film is a travelogue through the 1930s British Mandate, focusing on Jews living and working in the Holy Land.  Locations featured include important sites in Jeusalem; the Judean Hills; Mikhve Israel Agricultural School; Rishon le Zion; Rehovot; Nes Ziona; the Jezreel Valley; Tiberias; Lak Kinneret; Tel Aviv; etc.  The remainder of the DVDs consist of newsreels (mainly British Pathe) about Palestine and Israel from 1925 - 1949.

 

Contents:

 

Main Feature:  Dream of My People  (1933)

 

Newsreels:

 

Jerusalem  (1920 - 1939)

First Pictures from Palestine  (1929)

In Palestine Today  (1938)

Australia versus Palestine Football Match  (1939)

In Palestine Today - Tel Aviv  (1939)

Palestine Today - Back to the Land  (1939)

Jordan Valley  (1940 - 1949)

News from Palestine  (1946)

UN Meets on Palestine  (1948)

Britain recognizes Israel  (1949

The Palestine Story

 

DER MUTIGE SEEFAHRER  (1935)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,92 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.92 until 15 August

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Ein verschüchterter, etwas versponnener Kleinstädter wird von den Geschwistern in ihrem Gemischtwarenladen tyrannisiert. Plötzlich ruft ihn der ausgewanderte, reich gewordene Vetter nach Amerika. Nach allerlei Verwicklungen im Hamburger Hafen und anderswo kehrt der bereits Totgeglaubte als selbstbewußter Mann zurück. Volkstümlicher Schwank mit einer Paraderolle für den Komiker Paul Kemp.

 

A timid, small-town man is tyrannized by his sisters in their grocery store.  Suddenly, a rich cousin, who had emigrated abroad, calls on him to come to America.  After a number of confusing events in Hamburg's harbor and in other places, the small-town man returns as a self-assured one after everyone believed he found his death in the interim.  Popular farce with a signature role for the comedian Paul Kemp.

 

CHILDREN MUST LAUGH  (1935)  * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Children Must Laugh is one of the few surviving documentaries about Jewish life in prewar Poland.  It was produced to raise funds for the Vladimir Medem Sanatorium which, noted for its modern and spacious facilities, was the embodiment of health and enlightenment, which contrasted glaringly with the grim images of poverty rampant in urban, Polish-Jewish society.  The sanatorium's theme song --- "Here we Come" --- punctuates the film with a sense of hope and accomplishment.  The Bund's optimistic internationalism, exemplified by the children's performances, permeates the film, creating powerful, yet unintended, ironies for post-Holocaust viewers.

 

THE YIDDISH KING LEAR  (1935)  * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

During Seder, the pious, patriarchal father of three daughters announces, that he's dividing his fortune among them and going to Jerusalem to live out the remaining days of his life.  The father refuses to listen to the warning from his virtuous daughter, who defied his authority by becoming a student in St. Petersburg.  Soon, the scheming of one son-in-law and the self-righteous indolence of another soon results in poverty and disgrace for the father.  There will be lots of pain and agony --- especially for the viewers --- before the moral of the story reveals itself.

 

DER FALL DERUGA  (1938)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,49 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.49 until 15 August

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Der Arzt Dr. Deruga wird verdächtigt, seine geschiedene Frau aus Habgier vergiftet zu haben. Sie starb, nachdem sie Deruga – er ist arm und verschuldet – in ihrem Testament als Alleinerben eingesetzt hatte. Viele Zeugen sagen vor Gericht gegen ihn aus, auch Marta, die beste Freundin der Toten. Nur seine Nichte Mingo hält ihn für unschuldig und recherchiert auf eigene Faust.

 

The physician Dr. Deruga is suspected of having poisoned his wife out of greed.  She died after naming Deruga, poor and in debt,  the sole heir in her will.  There are a lot of people willing to testify against him in court, including Marta, the dead woman's best friend.  Only his niece Mingo believes him to be innocent and goes out on her own to prove it.

 

DER EWIGE QUELL  (1939)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,49 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.49 until 15 August

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Seit Jahrhunderten kennt man auf dem Lohhof, dem größten in der ganzen Umgebung, dessen Bauern immer das meiste Ansehen unter ihresgleichen genossen, keinen Wassermangel. Wenn in Zeiten großer Dürre überall das Wasser versiegt, dann plätschert der Quell auf dem Lohhof immer noch frisch. Heuer aber, in dem heißen, trockenen Sommer, tritt zum ersten Mal auch Wassermangel auf dem Lohhof ein. Der Quell versiegt. Der Lohhofbauer lässt den alten Lusinger, einen Wünschelrutengänger, kommen, daß er dem Hof eine neue Quelle suche. Der alte Lusinger geht mit seiner Wünschelrute durch die Gegend. Die Rute schlägt so stark aus, daß sie fast seinen Händen entglitten wäre. An dem Platz, meint er, muss Wasser sein. Alle verfügbaren Arbeitskräfte auf dem Lohhof graben nun eifrig nach dem kostbaren Gut. Sie graben lange, sie graben vergeblich. Wasser wird nicht gefunden, nur ein seltsamer Sand, gelblich. golden glänzend, flimmert.

 

The farmers on the Lohhof, the largest farm in the area, are well known all around and have the highest prestige amongst their peers, not the least, because they never suffer any shortage of water.  When in times of drought the water everywhere else has dried into nothingness, the water on the Lohhof is abundant and fresh.  But one very dry summer, the drought comes to the Lohhof, too, and this time, the source of the water has dried up.  And so, with diving rod in hand, one of the farm's old peasants goes on his merry little way to find a new source of water.  At one point, the diving rod bends so strongly, that it almost slips out of the old man's hands.  Convinced that there must be a huge source of water nearby, all the farmers of the Lohhof bend their backs to find the new well.  They dig long, but they dig in vain:  no water is found, only a strange sand, which is yellowish, shiny and flickers golden in the sun.

 

DIE FREMDE FRAU  (1939)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,49 bis 15 August

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Der finnische Reeder Hanno Kolehmainen verliebt sich in seine neue Sekretärin Anne Matthies, die wesentlich jünger ist als er. Kurz vor der Hochzeit merkt Anne, dass sie Hanno nicht liebt und flieht auf einem seiner Schiffe, der "Viipuri", ins Eismeer. Hanno folgt ihr mit seiner Yacht, doch bald stecken beide Schiffe im Eis fest. Auf der "Viipuri" verliebt sich Anne in den Steuermann Nils Lithberg, der versucht, Hanno davon zu überzeugen, dass der Kapitän Rauschgift schmuggelt.

 

The Finnish shipowner Hanno Kolehmainen falls in love with his new secretary, Anne Matthies, who is quite a bit younger than he.  Shortly before the wedding, Anna comes to the very inconvenient realization that she doesn't love Hanno and flees to one of his ships, the "Viipuri", which takes her off to the Arctic Ocean.  Hanno, who won't take "no" for an answer, stubbornly follows her in his yacht; but soon, both ships get stuck in the ice.  Meanwhile, fickle Anne has fallen in love with the Viipuri's pilot, Nils Lithberg, who tries to convince Hanno that the ship's captain is smuggling drugs.

 

DER DUNKLE PUNKT  (1940)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,49 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.49 until 15 August

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Eduard Winkelmann, der Eigentümer eines Münchner Wohnhauses, macht seinen Mietern ständig das Leben schwer. Da steht eines Tages eine junge Frau vor seiner Tür: Erika, seine uneheliche Tochter aus einer lange zurückliegenden Liebschaft. Da seine Frau Selma nichts davon wissen darf, verschafft Winkelmann Erika ein möbliertes Zimmer in der Wohnung des Malers Willi Hegers, wo Winkelmann sich heimlich mit seiner Tochter trifft. Da er dabei von zwei Mietern beobachtet wird, gibt es bald wilde Gerüchte über seine wahre Beziehung zu der jungen Frau.

 

Eduard Winkelmann, the owner of an apartment building in Munich, never tires of making life difficult for his renters.  One day, a young woman, Erika, shows up at his door.  She is the illegitimate daughter of a long-past love affair.  Since his wife Selma doesn't have a clue about her existence, Winkelmann puts Erika up in a furnished room in the apartment of the painter Willi Heger, where Winkelmann secretly meets up with his daughter.  And since this has been observed by two nosy neighbors without a life to keep them busy, rumors soon start flying about the alleged true relationship of his to the young girl.    Selma demands a divorce.

 

DAS HERZ MUSS SCHWEIGEN  (1944)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,49  bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.49 until 15 August

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In der Silvesternacht des Jahres 1900 eröffnet Paul Holzgruber eine neue Praxis als Röntgenarzt. Die junge Maximiliane Frey wird seine Assistentin, und jahrelang arbeiten sie Seite an Seite, um den Menschen zu helfen. Holzgruber weist Maximiliane immer wieder auf die Gefahren des Röntgens hin, verschweigt ihr aber, dass er selbst bereits Geschwüre an der Hand und starke Schmerzen hat. Maximiliane lernt den Witwer Axel von Bonin kennen und verliebt sich in ihn. Aber dann wird unheilbarer Krebs bei ihr festgestellt. Um Axel den Kummer über ihren Tod zu ersparen, verlässt sie ihn und widmet ihr Leben wieder ganz der Medizin.

 

On New Year's Eve 1900, Paul Holzgruber started a new praxis as a radiologist.  The young Maximiliane Frey is his assistant and they have worked side by side for years helping people.  Holzgruber repeatedly points out the dangers of radiation to Maximiliane, but is silent about the ulcers on his hand and the severe pain they have caused.  Maximiliane has gotten to know the widower Axel von Bonin and has fallen in love with him.  But then she is diagnosed with incurable cancer.  To spare Axel the inevitable grief over her impending death, she leaves him and dedicates what is left her life to medicine.

 

DER MAJORATSHERR  (1944)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,49 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.49 until 15 August

3096

Wenige Tage vor der geplanten Hochzeit wird Majoratsherr von Halleborg von einem furchtbaren Schicksalsschlag getroffen. Seine geliebte Braut Julia hat einen Reitunfall und erliegt ihren Verletzungen. Von Halleborg ist ein gebrochener Mann, nie wieder will er auch nur einen Gedanken an die Liebe verschwenden, sein Herz gehört Julia – auf ewig. Damit geht von Halleborg sogar das Risiko ein, seinen gesamten Besitz zu verlieren, denn nach den Majoratsbestimmungen geht sein Gut in andere Hände über, sollte er nicht bis zum 45. Lebensjahr geheiratet haben. Von Halleborg hat sich schon mit dieser Tatsache abgefunden, da erfährt er, dass der zukünftige Herr des Gutes, sein Neffe Oskar, ein eigennütziger und rücksichtsloser Kerl ist, dem es nur ums Geld geht.

 

A few days before the planned wedding of the chief inheritor von Halleborg, he experiences a terrible blow:  his beloved bride Julia has a riding accident and dies of her injuries.  Von Halleborg becomes a broken man and chooses not to waste another moment thinking of love -- his heart belongs to Julia ... forever.  In doing so, von Halleborg runs the risk of losing his entire estate, for the conditions of inheritance make all to clear that if he does not marry by his 45th birthday, the estate is to be turned over to someone else.  Von Halleborg had already made peace with this fact until he discovers that the future lord of the manor will be his nephew Oskar, a selfish and ruthless scoundrel, concerned only with money.

 

DER MEISTERDETEKTIV  (1944)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 9,59 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 9.59 until 15 August

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Die edle Zuchtsau "Prinzessin Anastasia" ist die Krönung der züchterischen Bemühungen des Gutsbesitzers Theobald Langendorff. Zu ihrem Schutz engagiert er den Privatdetektiv Bruch, denn er fürchtet die dunklen Machenschaften seines Gutsnachbarn Matthesius, der ebenfalls eine edle Sau besitzt. Theobalds Neffe will die Balletttänzerin Ilse heiraten, aber sein Erbteil steht ihm nur zu, wenn alle Mitglieder der Familie zustimmen. Alle sind einverstanden, nur Theobalds Schwester Julia weigert sich.

 

The purebred breeding pig "Princess Anastasia" is the culmination of the breeding efforts of the estate owner Theobald Langendorff.  For their own protection, Langendorff hires the private detective Bruch, for he fears the dark machinations of his neighbor Matthesius, who likewise owns a purebred pig.  Theobald's nephew wants to marry the ballet dancer Ilse, but he'll only get his share of his inheritance, if all the members of the family give their blessing.  Everyone is fine with the idea except Theobald's sister Julia, who says the marriage will take place when purebred breeding pigs fly ... and there'll be no pork in the treetops for a long time to come.

 

DER DORFADVOKAT  (1944)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,49 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.49 until 15 August

Der schrullige Kanzlist Gamperl ist gar nicht zufrieden mit seinem neuen Chef, Anwalt Dr. Hartwig. Denn während Gamperl am liebsten jedermann dazu bringen würde, wegen jeder Kleinigkeit zu prozessieren, rät Hartwig doch tatsächlich manchen potenziellen Mandanten vom Gerichtsweg ab! So auch dem Oberbaurat Sterneck, der gegen die Sängerin Daniela Dannberg klagen will, weil sie durch ihre Stimmübungen angeblich die Ruhe auf seinem Landsitz in Fried im Winkel stört. Gamperl macht sich deshalb auf eigene Faust auf den Weg nach Fried im Winkel, um belastendes Material gegen die Sängerin zu sammeln – und entfacht bei den Dorfbewohnern ganz nebenbei eine Prozesswut sondergleichen. Als Hartwig von dem Chaos erfährt, das Gamperl in dem Kaff ausgelöst hat, reist er sofort an den Ort des Geschehens. Doch während er dort verzweifelt versucht, für Ordnung zu sorgen, verdächtigt ihn seine Frau, eine Affäre mit Daniela Dannberg zu haben.

 

Quirky clerk Gamperl is not at all happy with his new boss, the lawyer Dr. Hartwig.  For while Gamperl would love nothing more than to sue everyone in sight for every little thing, Hartwig actually advises a number of potential clients to settle their problems outside of court.  This has been the case, too, with chief architect Sterneck, who wants to sue the singer Daniela Dannberg, because her vocal exercises have allegedly been disturbing the peace at his country seat in Fried im Winkel.  Gamperl thus decides to take it into his own hands to head off to Fried im Winkel, so as to gather damaging evidence against the singer --- and, in the process, manages to bring the village residents to a state of litigious hysteria.  When Hartwig learns of the chaos Gamperl has caused, he immediately departs for the village.  Yet while he desperately attempts to put things to right, his wife then starts to think he's having an affair with the singer!

  

DER STUMME GAST  (1945)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,92 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.92 until 15 August

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Kriminalfilm nach Theodor Fontane: Der junge Gastwirt Raschek kann seiner hübschen Frau Hilda keinen Wunsch abschlagen – mit der Folge, dass er sich finanziell übernimmt. Sein hartnäckigster Gläubiger ist der skrupellose Kampmann, der zudem ein Auge auf Rascheks Frau geworfen hat. Nachdem Kampmann bei einem Kartenspiel Rascheks Gasthof gewonnen hat, kommt es zu einem heftigen Streit, als er Hilda bedrängt. Wenig später wird Kampmann ermordet aufgefunden. Der Verdacht fällt auf Raschek.

 

Crime drama based loosely on the novel by Theodor Fontane:  The young innkeeper Raschek can't resist granting his beautiful wife Hilda any wish she expresses --- with the consequence that he's financially in way over his head.  His most stubborn supporter is Kampmann, a man with few scruples and who has an eye on Raschek's wife.  After Kampmann wins at cards at Raschek's inn, there's a big fight after he hits up on Hilda.  A little bit later, Kampmann is found murdered and suspicion is directed at Raschek.

 

DER TATER IST UNTER UNS  (1945)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 8,92 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 8.92 until 15 August

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Eine schlecht beleuchtete Straße, ein zu schnelles Auto, quietschende Reifen – ein Wagen rast in eine Baustelle. Als die Polizei den Ort des Geschehens erreicht, ist der Fahrer verschwunden. In dem Fahrzeug aber finden die Beamten einen Film mit Fotos der fast wertlosen Aktien der stillgelegten Motapá-Minengesellschaft. Die Originale der Wertpapiere befinden sich im Safe einer Bank, zu dem nur ausgewählte Mitarbeiter Zutritt haben. Wer also könnte die Fotos gemacht und sollte Interesse daran haben?

 

A badly lit street; a car driving too fast; squealing tires .... a car crashes into a construction site.  When the police arrive on the scene, the driver is gone.  In the vehicle, however, the cops find film with photos of the almost worthless stock of the closed-down Motapa Mining Firm.  The originals of the stock are in a bank safe, to which only selected employees of the firm have access.  So who made these pictures and what is his or her interest in them?

 

VESNA  (1947)  * with switchable English subtitles *

A postwar Soviet Union version of a Hollywood musical, Vesna won a number of awards for its director, the prolific Grigori Alexandrov, whose wife plays the leading role.  It's a story of mistaken-identity involving a female scientist named Irina and her double, a Bolshoi dancer named Vera.  When a film studio announces it will make a film based on Irina's life story, Vera's chosen to play the role, leading to a comedy of errors.

 

BALDUIN DAS NACHTGESPENST  (1968)  * with switchable English subtitles *

Antiquaire enrichi dans le commerce des peintures naïves, Félicien Mezeray rencontre chez le peintre Dubois, un ancien légionnaire du nom de Legrain, venu se faire portraiturer, et qui porte tatoué sur le dos un authentique Modigliani, peint le 14 juillet 1919, au Café du Dôme. Aussitôt vu, aussitôt vendu à deux collectionneurs américains, Smith et Larsen. Comme l'ex-militaire est réticent à « vendre sa peau », Mezeray lui propose de retaper sa maison de campagne en échange de cette œuvre d'art unique. Mais il ignore que la maison en question est un château du xiie siècle en ruines, demeure ancestrale du légionnaire coléreux et misanthrope qui se trouve être en réalité le dernier comte de Montignac.

 

Balduin Mezeray ist Kunsthändler und zu Besuch bei einem seiner Künstler, dem ein alter Herr Modell sitzt. Gerade, als sich dieser wieder ankleiden will, entdeckt Mezeray auf dem Rücken des betagten Mannes einen „Modigliani“, ein Kunstwerk, das der Meister ihm in jungen Jahren im Krieg auf die Haut tätowiert hat.  Mezeray wittert das große Geschäft und bedrängt den Kriegsveteranen Legrain, ihm das Bild zu verkaufen. Dieser zögert zunächst, lässt sich dann aber doch auf das Geschäft ein, nachdem Balduin ihm zugesagt hat, sein Wochenend-Häuschen etwas auf Vordermann zu bringen. Letzteres stellt sich als baufälliges Schloss heraus und der Kriegsveteran als waschechter Graf. Immer noch das große Geschäft witternd, lässt sich Balduin so manche Macke des exzentrischen Aristokraten gefallen. Mit der Zeit bemerkt Balduin, dass der seltsame Herr ihm Dinge aufzeigt, die bisher an ihm vorübergegangen sind und der alte Graf entdeckt durchaus ehrliche und liebenswürdige Züge an dem scheinbar so geldgierigen Kunsthändler Balduin.

 

In an artist’s studio, rich Parisian art dealer Félicien Mézeray sees old soldier Legrain, whose back has a tattoo by Modigliani. This he sells unseen to two American dealers and the rest of the film revolves around his efforts to literally get the skin off Legrain’s back. The price Legrain wants is the restoration of his old family home in the country, which turns out to be the huge crumbling castle of Paluel in remote Périgord, while he turns out to be the last and extremely eccentric Count of Montignac.

 

SHORT FILMS FROM AND ABOUT THE THIRD REICH - PART IX

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 9,59 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 9.59 until 15 August

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Wenige Tage vor der geplanten Hochzeit wird Majoratsherr von Halleborg von einem furchtbaren Schicksalsschlag getroffen. Seine geliebte Braut Julia hat einen Reitunfall und erliegt ihren Verletzungen. Von Halleborg ist ein gebrochener Mann, nie wieder will er auch nur einen Gedanken an die Liebe verschwenden, sein Herz gehört Julia – auf ewig. Damit geht von Halleborg sogar das Risiko ein, seinen gesamten Besitz zu verlieren, denn nach den Majoratsbestimmungen geht sein Gut in andere Hände über, sollte er nicht bis zum 45. Lebensjahr geheiratet haben. Von Halleborg hat sich schon mit dieser Tatsache abgefunden, da erfährt er, dass der zukünftige Herr des Gutes, sein Neffe Oskar, ein eigennütziger und rücksichtsloser Kerl ist, dem es nur ums Geld geht.

 

A few days before the planned wedding of the chief inheritor von Halleborg, he experiences a terrible blow:  his beloved bride Julia has a riding accident and dies of her injuries.  Von Halleborg becomes a broken man and chooses not to waste another moment thinking of love -- his heart belongs to Julia ... forever.  In doing so, von Halleborg runs the risk of losing his entire estate, for the conditions of inheritance make all to clear that if he does not marry by his 45th birthday, the estate is to be turned over to someone else.  Von Halleborg had already made peace with this fact until he discovers that the future lord of the manor will be his nephew Oskar, a selfish and ruthless scoundrel, concerned only with money.

 

 

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AUSTRIA-HUNGARY:  RAILWAY IDENTIFICATION CARD (Vienna - 01 January 1906)

Railway ID card issued to a resident of Vienna on 01 January 1906 for use on the Austrian North-West Rail Line

 

GERMAN-OCCUPIED POLAND:  IDENTITY CARD  (1917 - Szkielicze - currently in Belarus)

ID card issued to a 53 year old woman in the village of Szkielicze on 25 June 1917.  When this card was issued in 1917, the Germans had already pushed deep into Russian territory.  Located in the Polish Kresy (border region), this Polish village would become part of the Byelorussian SSR in September 1939 after the Soviets invaded Poland from the east.

 

LITHUANIA:  PASSPORT  (29 July 1920)

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Passport issued on 29 July 1920 to a Lithuanian woman.  The passport consists of 5 pages with entries on 4 of the pages.  More specifically, the passport consists of 2 double pages which are intact, but the inside double page is not attached to the outside double page.  It does not appear there are missing pages; the last page is designated as being for visas.  Thus, I cannot tell whether this is an internal passport meant for the occasional visa for travel (like East German Personalausweise) or an actual passport with simply not many pages provided for international visas.  Water staining and lots of dirt, but intact.

 

GERMAN DRIVER'S LICENSE - STOLL  (1927)

Driver's license issued in Hamburg on 30 November 1927 to a 43 year old man.

 

PHOTOBOOK:  MATROSEN, SOLDATEN, KAMERADEN  (1933)

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127-paged book, almost entirely consisting of photos and accompanying descriptions, pictorially tells the story of the new German Navy, now rapidly expanding under the leadership of the new government in power headed by Adolf Hitler.  For the naval enthusiast, a real treat.  Book has a 1936 birthday inscription on the blank cover page.  Some age spotting.

 

PHOTOBOOK:  SO WAR ES - EIN BILDBERICHT VOM WEHRHAFTEN DEUTSCHLAND, 1914 - 1918  (1933)

This 128-paged, softcovered book put out in 1933 contains mostly photographs with accompanying text and shows the European battlefields of WWI as the Germans saw them. Many outstanding and rare photographs of the First World War, though the year of publication should give you a good idea of the impartiality of the author. Pages 11 - 12 has been torn out.  Page 19 - 20 has the bottom half of the page missing.  Page 127 - 128 is almost detached from the book.  There is an indentation on every page running diagonally through the upper part of the pages and cover, but the book is in good shape overall.

 

GERMAN-OCCUPIED POLAND:  100 ZLOTYCH  (1939) overprint on 1932 note (D 2230143)

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POLISH IDENTITY CARD - CELDER  (1939)

ID card issued on 26 August 1939, six days before the outbreak of the Second World War, in Katowice (Kattowitz), Poland to a 25 year old woman.

 

POLISH IDENTITY CARD - OLEARCZYK  (1939)

ID card issued on 20 February 1939 in Chorzow, Poland (Silesia) to a 68 year old woman.

 

USSR:  NKVD-ISSUED PASSPORT FOR A POLE IN KOSIV, UKRAINE  (1940)

1940-issued passport with 14 pages.  On the back page is an indication that the passport was printed in (Soviet) Ukraine in 1938 and, indeed, the headings on each page are in both Russian and Ukrainian.  The holder of the passport is a 21 year old woman the passport identifies as being of Polish nationality and living in Kosiv.  In September 1939, the Soviets invaded eastern Poland and gave the residents there the choice of either accepting Soviet passports or to face possible deportation east as an undesirable "alien".  The all-important "Category 5" on the passport indicates her "social class", in this case, "employed in the handicrafts".  Passport was issued on 29 March 1940 and was valid until that date in 1945.  Over the picture on the passport is an indented stamp reading "NKVD", the forerunner to the KGB.  The entry designating the issuing agent also indicates that the local NKVD issued the passport.  There are entries on 5 of the pages. 

 

USSR:  NKVD-ISSUED PASSPORT FOR A POLE IN LVIV, UKRAINE  (1940)

1940-issued passport with 14 pages.  On the back page is an indication that the passport was printed in (Soviet) Ukraine in 1938 and, indeed, the headings on each page are in both Russian and Ukrainian.  The holder of the passport is a 32 year old man the passport identifies as being of Polish nationality and living in Lvov.  In September 1939, the Soviets invaded eastern Poland and gave the residents there the choice of either accepting Soviet passports or to face possible deportation east as an undesirable "alien".  The all-important "Category 5" on the passport indicates her "social class", in this case, "clerk".  Passport was issued on 29 March 1940 and was valid until that date in 1945.  Over the picture on the passport is an indented stamp reading "NKVD", the forerunner to the KGB.  The entry designating the issuing agent also indicates that the local NKVD issued the passport.  Under "Special Notes", there is also an ink stamp from his place of employment. There are entries on 6 of the pages. 

 

PHOTOBOOK:  GROSSDEUTSCHLAND - DIE STADTE  (1942)

Marvelous, large format, coffee-table photobook with 256 pages of photos of German cities -- including those cities annexed to the Reich in France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, etc. -- including those no longer belonging to Germany, in beautifully large photos with accompanying captions in German, English, Italian, French and Spanish, where necessary.

 

NAZI GERMANY:  DER ADLER NEWSPAPER  ("In der Wuste verschollen" - 27 October 1942)

The bi-weekly newsmagazine put out by the German Air Ministry.  Minor edge wear and tiny tears.  Intact and in very good shape.  This issue:  page 293 -304:

 

·         In der Wuste verschollen

·         Abgeschossener viermotoriger Sowjetbomber

·         Die Anatomie eines modernenen Kampfflugzeugs

·         Uber Packeis und Gletscher

·         Mit Zuckerbrot und Peitsche

·         Blaues Hakenkreuz auf weissem Feld

 

NAZI GERMANY:  ARBEITSBUCH (Type II) - KRAUSE, SIEGFRIED  (Berlin, 1944)

Arbeitsbuch issued in Berlin on 15 March 1944 to a 13 year old boy.  The book has 38 pages, of which 5 have entries.  Interestingly enough, this book was used during the postwar period as well, since there are employer entries from 1944 to 1947 ... and there is no erasure or cover up of wartime symbols.  Book is in very good condition.

 

 KENNKARTE #29 - SCHUTZANGEHORIGE BROMBERG  (issued 29 June 1944)

Kennkarte (Deutsches Reich) issued to a Pole with the remark, "Schutzangehörige (eingegl. Ostgebiete)", which indicated the holder was not a German national, but a "foreign" resident of the annexed Eastern Territories, which was the name given to that part of Poland incorporated into the Reich after the end of the Polish Campaign in 1939.  Such ID holders were considered "probationary" residents, whose privileges could be withdrawn at any time, if their behavior was not considered acceptable to Reich authorities.  In such cases, the revocation of the status usually led to expulsion into the Generalgouvernement, the "reservoir" remnant of the Polish nation under German jurisdiction or deportation into a concentration camp in extreme cases. 

 

This ID card was issued on 29 June 1944 and was valid until 28 June 1949.  The ID holder was a 33 year old woman as of the date of issue.

 

KENNKARTE #30 - SCHUTZANGEHORIGE BROMBERG  (issued 01 November 1944)

Kennkarte (Deutsches Reich) issued to a Pole with the remark, "Schutzangehörige (eingegl. Ostgebiete)", which indicated the holder was not a German national, but a "foreign" resident of the annexed Eastern Territories, which was the name given to that part of Poland incorporated into the Reich after the end of the Polish Campaign in 1939.  Such ID holders were considered "probationary" residents, whose privileges could be withdrawn at any time, if their behavior was not considered acceptable to Reich authorities.  In such cases, the revocation of the status usually led to expulsion into the Generalgouvernement, the "reservoir" remnant of the Polish nation under German jurisdiction or deportation into a concentration camp in extreme cases. 

 

This ID card was issued on 01 November 1944 and was valid until 31 October 1949.  The ID holder was a 37 year old man as of the date of issue.

 

KENNKARTE #31 - SCHUTZANGEHORIGE BROMBERG  (issued 20 October 1944)

Kennkarte (Deutsches Reich) issued to a Pole with the remark, "Schutzangehörige (eingegl. Ostgebiete)", which indicated the holder was not a German national, but a "foreign" resident of the annexed Eastern Territories, which was the name given to that part of Poland incorporated into the Reich after the end of the Polish Campaign in 1939.  Such ID holders were considered "probationary" residents, whose privileges could be withdrawn at any time, if their behavior was not considered acceptable to Reich authorities.  In such cases, the revocation of the status usually led to expulsion into the Generalgouvernement, the "reservoir" remnant of the Polish nation under German jurisdiction or deportation into a concentration camp in extreme cases. 

 

This ID card was issued on 20 October 1944 and was valid until 19 October 1949.  The ID holder was a 30 year old woman as of the date of issue.

 

PROTEKTORAT BOHMEN UND MAHREN:  ARBEITSBUCH  (Nove Mesto na Morave - 08 December 1941)

Arbeitsbuch issued on 08 December 1941 to a 62 year old man.  Of the 16 pages in the book, there are entries on 6 of them.

 

GROSSE DEUTSCHE KUNSTAUSSTELLUNG 1943 - OFFIZIELLER AUSSTELLUNGSKATALOG  (1943)

The very-difficult-to-find, 1943 official catalog for the yearly exhibitions shown at the Haus der Deutschen Kunst in Munich, which contained the supposed best artworks and those most representative of politico-cultural values in the Third Reich. The catalog is made up of a 82-paged index of artworks and where they could be found in the museum; a photo section of 68 pages; and 44 pages of contemporary advertisements.

 

 

HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - PART 17  (1973)  (CIVILIANS IN THE FRONT LINE)

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Distributed over more than a 2-year period in the 1970s, each issue contained specific topics concerning the Second World War.  Each issue has 28 pages.  The page numbers for this issue and its main topics are:

 

Pages 449 - 476:

 

·         Nazi Overlords

·         Resistance:  The Early Days

·         Resistance:  Aid from Outside

·         The Uncertain Bond

 

HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - PART 18  (1973)  (HOW CRETE WAS LOST)

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Distributed over more than a 2-year period in the 1970s, each issue contained specific topics concerning the Second World War.  Each issue has 28 pages.  The page numbers for this issue and its main topics are:

 

·         Battle of Crete, Phase 1

·         Battle of Crete, Phase 2

·         Crete: The German View

 

HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - PART 19  (1973)  (DESERT TRAGEDY)

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Distributed over more than a 2-year period in the 1970s, each issue contained specific topics concerning the Second World War.  Each issue has 28 pages.  The page numbers for this issue and its main topics are:

 

·         Sea Power vs Stuka

·         Revolt in the Desert

·         Conquest of Vichy Syria

 

HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - PART 20  (1973)  (DUELS WITH THE AFRIKA KORPS)

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Distributed over more than a 2-year period in the 1970s, each issue contained specific topics concerning the Second World War.  Each issue has 28 pages.  The page numbers for this issue and its main topics are:

 

·         Malta Under Fire

·         Tobruk Survives

·         Operation Brevity

·         Operation Battleaxe

·         Desert Air War

·         Desert Bomb Run

 

PHOTOBOOK:  FROM HITLER TO ADENAUER  1945 - 1949  (1976)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 23,99 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 23.99 until 15 August

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574-paged photobook covers different aspects of German history from the end of the War in 1945 to the Adenauer period (1949) in an almost article-like fashion.  There are a number of photos, which have not been published in other sources and the information is presented in a very concise and interesting format.

 

PHOTOBOOK:  EAST PRUSSIA, WEST PRUSSIA AND DANZIG  (1979)

160-paged book with a number of color photographs of Ost- and Westpreussen and Danzig as they looked like at the time this book was published.  The book labels itself as a "travel into the past and an experience with the present", giving the reader an idea of the intent of the book.

 

PHOTOBOOK:  A JOURNEY THROUGH GREECE  (1996)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 12,79 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 12.79 until 15 August

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For anyone interested in traveling to Greece, this 128-paged, glossy photobook will more than give you an idea of what is waiting for you. The pictures are handsomely arranged and the text both interesting and practical.

 

PHOTOBOOK:  A JOURNEY THROUGH SPAIN  (2001)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 13,59 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 13.59 until 15 August

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For anyone interested in traveling to Spain, this 124-paged, glossy photobook will more than give you an idea of what is waiting for you. The pictures are handsomely arranged and the text both interesting and practical.

 

PHOTOBOOK:  A JOURNEY THROUGH POLAND  (2005)

SONDERVERKAUF:  $ 12,79 bis 15 August

SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $ 12.79 until 15 August

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For anyone interested in traveling to Poland, this 122-paged, glossy photobook will more than give you an idea of what is waiting for you.  The pictures are handsomely arranged and the text both interesting and practical.

 

  

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