The Gleiwitz Case

The Gleiwitz Case is an East German war film directed by Gerhard Klein. It was released in 1961. The plot was reconstructed exactly according to the statements of SS-Man Alfred Naujocks before British authorities at the Nuremberg trials.


The film themes the SS stage-managed Gleiwitz incident at the evening of 31.8.1939. This served national-socialist propaganda as a pretext to start second World War by raiding Poland the next day.