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Germans Form Group to Promote Film of Anti-semitic Producer

An association “to protect and promote” the film “Immortal Beloved” produced by Viet Harlan, producer of Hitler’s anti-Jewish films during the Nazi regime, was organized here today following the refusal of the local authorities in West Berlin to permit the showing of the film. The association issued a statement declaring it believes that it is the “right” of West Berliners to see “one to the best films produced in postwar Germany.”

In Dortmund, a German audience this week-end enthusiastically greeted a production of Stefan Zweig’s “Sheep of the Poor.” The municipal theatre of this West-phalian city is the first German theatre to produce Zweig’s plays since the noted Jewish writer’s works were banned by the Nazis in 1933, Zweig, together with his wife, committed suicide in Brazil in 1942.