“Im Landen der Basken”

The documentary Im Lande der Basken (1944), directed by Herbert Brieger, was
completely unknown until now.

Distributed by UFA, it is an attempt to show a mythical view of the Basque people in images filtered through Nazi propagan- da.

Shot entirely in the French Basque region, it shows scenery, traditions, sport,
dances, etc. without separating itself from the Nazi’s frustrated attempts during
World War II to strengthen ties with Basque nationalism to build a new territo-
rial order in Western Europe based on ethnic principles.

Santiago de Pablo & Teresa Sandoval

Documental de trece minutos rodado en 35 mm por el realizador alemán Herbert Brieger, filmado seguramente entre 1940 y 1941 en el País Vasco francés y posiblemente Navarra.

La historiadora Teresa Sandoval, de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, descubrió en el Bundesarchiv de Berlín una copia de este olvidado filme que distribuyera la UFA.

El Diario Vasco

4 thoughts on ““Im Landen der Basken”

  1. ¡Qué guapo! No tenía ni idea. He intentado ver el vídeo pero me dice que ya no está disponible “debido a una reclamación de derechos de autor realizad por esrec produkzioak sl”.

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