Fritz Kirchhoff

Fritz Kirchhoff (1901–1953) was a German screenwriter, film producer and director. He was a noted director during the Nazi era, directing film such as the anti-British propaganda thriller Attack on Baku (1942). His 1942 film 5 June, showing the German defeat of France in 1940, was banned by Joseph Goebbels for unclear reasons, although it has been speculated it was to avoid offending the Vichy government.[1] After the Second World War Kirchoff set up his own production company in Hamburg.

Fritz Kirchhoff
Born10 December 1901
Died25 June 1953
OccupationFilm producer
Film director
Years active1937–1950 (director)

Selected filmography




  1. Eltin p.177


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Eltin, Richard A. Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa story: a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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