Robert Baberske

Robert Baberske (1 May 1900 – 27 March 1958) was a German cinematographer. Although he worked briefly in Britain, Baberske spent most of his career in the German film industry. Baberske began as an assistant to Karl Freund.[1] He became a prominent film technician during the silent era, and later during the Nazi years. Following the Second World War, he lived and worked in East Germany on a number of propaganda films for the state-controlled DEFA studio.

Robert Baberske
Born(1900-05-01)1 May 1900
Died31 March 1958(1958-03-31) (aged 57)
Years active1920 - 1957

Selected filmography


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.22


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.

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