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East German Film in Print

The DEFA Film Library is proud to have helped curate East German Film in Print, part of the East Germany Special Collection at the W.E.B. DuBois Library at UMass Amherst.  This is the largest collection of printed materials about East German film outside of Europe. The contents include magazines, journals and handbills for feature as well as children's films.

Collection Contents

IFK Berlin Nach Krieg, A, D, E, F (der Militärregierungen): 72 items

Illustrierte Filmrevue / Berlin, 1946 - 1950 (East Germany): 1 -106 with
some missing, some duplicates

Neue Filmwelt - Illustrierte Filmspiegel / Berlin, 1948 (East Germany) (1 -
25, missing 22)

Neue Filmwelt / Vienna (one list says Berlin, which would seem more likely),
[1948] 1949 - 1950 (East Germany): ( [1948], 5 issues of 1949-50 and 1-12 of
1951 - 53)

Filmprogramm für Kinder / Berlin, 1980-1982 (GDR): 12 items

Kino für Kinder / Berlin, 1983 - 1990 (GDR): 8 years editions, with some
duplicates and gaps in 1988 - 1990

Pegasius Filmprogramm / Halle (East Germany): 1 - 31

Progress Filmillustrierte / Berlin (GDR) - large format: 18 items

Progress Filmprogramme / Berlin, 1951 - 1965 (GDR) - large size: varying
item counts and duplicates per year

Progress Filmprogramme / Berlin, 1978 - 1990: varying numbers per year, plus
duplicates

Filmmuseum Potsdam: numbers 2 - 40 with gaps, duplicates

Illustrierte Filmkurier / Berlin, 1945-1950 (East Germany):  1 - 44 with
gaps, plus 7 individual titles

Kinder (GDR Handbills): 235 titles plus duplicates

Illustriertes Film Programm, DDR 1949: 3 titles

Special DEFA Programs, 1949 - 1950: 4 titles

Progress Film Handbills, 1958 - 1979 (GDR): 577 titles plus duplicates

Progress Filmillustrierte, 1950 - 1960 (below): 43

Schweizer Filmbühne (13 titles)


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