Joseph Schmidt

Music Documentary, 60 min, 2004

Director(s): Marieke Schroeder
Cinematography: Martin Farkas, Thomas Bresinsky, Wolfgang Aichholzer
Editor: Gaby Kull-Neujahr

The story of Jewish tenor Joseph Schmidt whose voice touched millions in the early Thirties. When Germany voted Hitler into power, Schmidt had to flee. He died in Switzerland at the age of 38.

Co-produced by SF, ZDF/3sat, ORF, VRT, and YLE
Supported by Media+


Statement of colleague Paula Lindbergh-Salomon
"He  was  so  sweet,  that  immediatly  one  wanted  to  hug  him  and  to  consolate  him,  even  though  he  wasn't  crying.  Yet  there  was  something  within  him,  that  gave  you  the   impression  that  he  wanted  to  cry."


Joseph Schmidt

2004 - 60 min - Marieke Schroeder