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Wochenschau reader

Post by Von Schadewald » 22 Feb 2005 21:00

What was the name of the strident reader who read the commentary on the Deutsche Wochenschau newsreel, and what was his fate after the war?

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Re: Wochenschau reader

Post by Christoph Awender » 22 Feb 2005 21:26

Von Schadewald wrote:What was the name of the strident reader who read the commentary on the Deutsche Wochenschau newsreel, and what was his fate after the war?
Hello!

There were two commantators but I guess the more prominent is Harry Giese whi died in the 80´s. After the war he worked as Synchron-talker in movies.

\Christoph

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Post by Von Schadewald » 23 Feb 2005 07:07

I believe he is also the voice on the infamous "Der Ewige Jude". Could he not have been tried at Nuremberg for a war crime?

Were any involved in the production of that genocidal film brought to account, or were they immediately employed in the post-war Wochenschau?!

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Post by spirit.of.sacrifice » 23 Feb 2005 10:35

Von Schadewald wrote:I believe he is also the voice on the infamous "Der Ewige Jude". Could he not have been tried at Nuremberg for a war crime?
I don't see why... He had to read out texts written by others on audiotapes. It was not like he was expressing his very own unique ideas and visions regarding the matters the Reichspropagandaministerium lay before him to read out. :wink:

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Post by Valtoro » 03 Mar 2005 11:40

Here's a picture and some information about him (in German)
http://www.deutsche-synchronsprecher.de/sprecher_g.htm

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Post by eindhoven » 03 Mar 2005 18:58

Very true. What is interesting is that those in the entertainment field either suffered or didnt. Reifenstahl of course did for her 'views' and associations whereas others like the voices behind Wochenschau didnt.

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Post by Von Schadewald » 04 Mar 2005 20:51

What was the name of the younger sounding Wochenschau commentator heard 1943-45?

One comes across Wochenschau clips such as this http://search.eb.com/normandy/video/onormay151v1.mov

Are there any sites that have more?

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Re: Wochenschau reader

Post by Von Schadewald » 16 Feb 2017 04:57

What was the name of the younger sounding Wochenschau commentator heard 1943-45 as in this audio clip?
https://clyp.it/uovhi4zc

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Re: Wochenschau reader

Post by von thoma » 16 Feb 2017 07:07

What was the name of the younger sounding Wochenschau commentator heard 1943-45 as in this audio clip?
When Harry Giese fell ill during 1943, was replaced by his workmate Walter Tappe.
" The right to believe is the right of those who don't know "

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Re: Wochenschau reader

Post by Von Schadewald » 29 Sep 2020 22:09

Giese's voice can be heard in this 1958 advert for the Opel Kapitan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TNiLEhKkWk

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Re: Wochenschau reader

Post by Von Schadewald » 16 Oct 2020 14:20

The German diction and clarity of Walter Tappe in this DW audio clip!
https://vocaroo.com/1bPNfajUOmc7

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Re: Wochenschau reader

Post by von thoma » 16 Oct 2020 21:54

Tappe's voice is calmer, but Giese's voice is of a true 'fanatical and exalted Nazi '
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Re: Wochenschau reader

Post by Von Schadewald » 17 Oct 2020 16:59

Harry Giese who narrated the wicked "Der Ewige Jude" with such venom, let alone the Wochenschaus that kept WW2 going by maintaining German morale to the end of the wat, did no one in E. or W.Germany or Israel object to him continuing to narrate films and adverts in to the 1970s?!
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Re: Wochenschau reader

Post by Von Schadewald » 18 Oct 2020 10:33

von thoma wrote:
16 Oct 2020 21:54
Tappe's voice is calmer, but Giese's voice is of a true 'fanatical and exalted Nazi '
Are there any photos of Tappe?

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