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 depicts the Gleiwitz incident from 31st August, 1939, a false flag attack on a German radio station staged by the SS. The fake attack was carried out to justify the Invasion of Poland as a defensive attack before the international community.