The Doctor of Stalingrad

The Doctor of Stalingrad (German: Der Arzt von Stalingrad also known as Battle Inferno) is a 1958 German drama film directed by Géza von Radványi and starring O.E. Hasse, Eva Bartok and Hannes Messemer. It is an adaptation of the 1956 novel The Doctor of Stalingrad by Heinz G. Konsalik.[1] The film addresses the issue of German Prisoners of War held by the Soviet Union in camps well into the 1950s. The principal character Doctor Fritz Böhler was loosely modelled on Ottmar Kohler, known as the "Angel of Stalingrad".

The Doctor of Stalingrad
Directed byGéza von Radványi
Produced byWalter Traut
Written by
Music bySiegfried Franz
CinematographyGeorg Krause
Edited byRené Le Hénaff
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
  • 20 February 1958 (1958-02-20)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Willy Schatz and Robert Stratil.

Main cast


  1. Davidson & Hake p. 140


  • Davidson, John; Hake, Sabine (2009). Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-84545-536-1.
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