Berlinale Suspends Film Prize after Nazi Past Revealed

Silver Bear named after first Berlinale director Alfred Bauer shelved

he Berlinale has suspended one of its prestigious annual prizes after it emerged that the first Berlinale director after whom The Alfred Bauer Silver Bear Prize is named, had a prominent Nazi past that has remained hidden to this day. Bauer is accused to have lied during the denazification process, that took place immediately after the end of the war in 1945.

On Wednesday this week the weekly newspaper Die Zeit titled an investigative article…

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