|Died||6 July 1938|
|Years active||1917–1930 (film)|
Heinrich Nebenzahl (1870–1938) was an Austrian-born film producer.  In 1925 he founded the German production company Nero Film which prospered under the management of his son Seymour Nebenzahl. In 1933 the Jewish Nebenzahls were forced to leave Germany by the coming to power of the Nazi Party. They resettled in Paris where Seymour continued to operate the company following the Nazi censorship of Seymour's film made with Fritz Lang. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse. In 1938 Heinrich died and his son Seymour and grandson, film producer Harold Nebenzal subsequently relocated to the United States.
Arnold Pressburger was an Austrian Jewish film producer who produced more than 70 films between 1913 and 1951. Pressburger was born in Pressburg, Austria-Hungary and died in Hamburg, Germany from a stroke.
Walter Rilla was a German film actor of Jewish descent. He appeared in more than 130 films between 1922 and 1977. He was born in Neunkirchen, Germany and died in Rosenheim, Germany.
Seymour Nebenzal was an American-born Jewish-German film producer. He produced 46 films between 1927 and 1961.
Wilhelm Thiele (1890–1975) was an Austrian screenwriter and film director. He directed over 40 films between 1921 and 1960.
Eugen Burg was a German actor. His daughter was Hansi Burg. Burg was a close friend of the actor Hans Albers.
Josef Somlo (1884–1973) was a Hungarian film producer. Following the Nazi takeover in Germany, where he had worked for a number of years, Somlo went into exile in Britain. During his German period he was associated with Hermann Fellner with whom he co-produced a number of films for their Felsom Film company.
Felix Basch (1885–1944) was an American-Austrian actor, screenwriter and film director.
James Bauer (1884–1940) was a German film director. Following the Nazi takeover of power in 1933, he emigrated first to Spain and later to Argentina, where he directed several films until his death in 1940.
Adolf Lantz (1882-1949) was an Austrian screenwriter. Lantz went into exile following the Nazi takeover of power in Germany, and died in London.
Gregor Rabinovitch was a Ukrainian-born film producer who worked for many years in the German film industry. He emigrated to France from the Soviet Union in the early 1920s. After working for a time in Germany, he left following the Nazi takeover of power in 1933, and spent a number of years in France and the United States. He later returned and died in Munich in 1953.
Nero-Film AG was a German film production company founded in 1925 and based in Berlin during the Weimar era.
Leo Mittler was an Austrian playwright, screenwriter and film director. Mittler was born in Vienna, then the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to a Jewish family. He attended the University of Music and Performing Arts and worked as a playwright and director in the German theatre. Mittler then switched to work in the booming German film industry during the silent era.
Dagny Servaes was a German-Austrian stage and film actress. In the theatre she appeared in the productions of Max Reinhardt and Berthold Brecht. Servaes appeared in around sixty films during her career, initially in lead and later in supporting roles. One of her earliest screen performances was in the 1917 propaganda film Dr. Hart's Diary. She also voiced the character of the evil queen in a German language dub of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs made for the Austrian market in 1938.
Clementine Plessner was an Austrian stage and film actress. Plessner worked in the German film industry and appeared in over sixty films, mostly during the silent era. Plessner featured in Richard Oswald's enlightenment film Different from the Others and F.W. Murnau's Journey into the Night.
Hans Jacoby (1904–1963) was a German screenwriter. Jacoby was of Jewish background and was forced to go into exile when the Nazi Party took power in 1933. Jacoby settled in the United States for many years, working on the screenplays of a number of Hollywood productions. He returned to Germany in the mid-1950s, and worked in the West German film industry until his death.
Akos Farkas (1898–1971) was a Hungarian-born cinematographer who worked in a number of different countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Canada and the United States. He worked on more than thirty films during his career including Frederic Zelnik's The Forester's Daughter (1931) Because of his Jewish heritage, Farkas had to leave Germany following the Nazi takeover in 1933.
Walter Wassermann was a German screenwriter. He also directed one film and acted in seven during the silent era. Wassermann was not of Jewish descent. Sigbert S. Prawer got him mixed up with the czech Writer Václav Wasserman whose "German" name was Wenzel
Hugo Döblin was a German stage and film actor. He appeared in more than eighty films, most of them during the silent era. The Jewish Döblin left Germany following the Nazi Party's rise to power in 1933, and after moving first to Czechoslovakia and Austria, eventually settled in Switzerland. His younger brother was novelist, essayist, and doctor Alfred Döblin (1878–1957).
Maxim Galitzenstein was an Austrian film producer active in the German film industry during the silent era. Of Jewish background, Galitzenstein was associated with the film pioneer Oskar Messter before the First World War.
Gustav Althoff was a German film producer. He was a leading independent producer during the Weimar and Nazi eras, establishing his own Althoff Studios in Berlin in 1939.