Publications

Karl Fruchtmann's television movies pursue fundamental issues of human oppression, ostracism and violence committed against fellow human beings. They are profoundly influenced by Fruchtmann's experience in National Socialist concentration camps, and are testaments to his lifelong fight not to let the Shoah be forgotten.

The "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ton und Bild" (Degeto) was founded in 1929 to promote cultural films. The character of Degeto changed profoundly at the end of the 1950s when the ARD turned it into a central instrument of film acquisition for its television programming. Rolf Aurich, author and editor at the Filmmuseum Berlin, reviews the first three decades of Degeto's history.

In his work as a director, Peter Beauvais was a major influence on West German television for almost thirty years. In biographical and analytical contributions, Rolf Aurich, Julia Glänzel, Wolfgang Jacobsen and Nicky Rittmeyer illustrate how in all his works, whether for the theatre, opera, radio, film or TV, Beauvais pursued a notion of radical diversity in terms of themes and styles.