THE TITANIC 1943 filmed under direction of Reich Minister of Propaganda Dr Joseph Goebbels
Titanic was the most expensive German production up until that time & was shot on board the SS Cap Arcona, a passenger cruise ship which itself was sunk a few days before the end of WWII by the Royal Air Force on May 3, 1945, with loss of life far heavier than that of the actual Titanic.
The premiere was supposed to be in early 1943, but the theater that was scheduled to show the film was bombed the night before the event. In the end, Dr. Goebbels banned it altogether, stating that German people, going through nightly Allied bombing raids, were less than enthusiastic about seeing a film that portrayed mass death & panic.
Titanic was re-discovered in 1949, but was quickly banned in most Western countries. After the fifties, the film went back into obscurity, sometimes showing on German television.
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