Alfred Schirokauer

Alfred Schirokauer (1880–1934) was a German novelist and screenwriter.[1] He also directed three films during the silent era. Many films were based on his novels including several adaptations of Lucrezia Borgia. After the rise of the Nazi Party to power in 1933 the Jewish Schirokauer emigrated to Amsterdam and then to Austria where he died the following year.

Alfred Schirokauer
Born13 July 1880
Died27 October 1934
OccupationWriter, Director
Years active1913–1934 (film)


  • Die graue Macht (1910)
  • Ferdinand Lassalle. Ein Leben für Freiheit und Liebe (1912)
  • Lukrezia Borgia (1925)
  • Die Frau von gestern und morgen (1928)
  • Die unmögliche Liebe (1929)
  • Paiva, Queen of Love (1935)


  • Karriere (with Paul Rosenhayn, 1924)

Selected filmography



  1. Soister p.193


  • John T. Soister. Conrad Veidt on Screen: A Comprehensive Illustrated Filmography. McFarland, 2002.
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