Vom Bäumlein, das andere Blätter hat gewollt

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Vom Bäumlein, das andere Blätter hat gewollt ("Of the little tree which wished for different leaves") is a short anti-Semitic propaganda cartoon produced in 1940 in the National Socialist movie studio Zeichenfilm GmbH.

The movie depicts a "golden tree" inhabited by little birds, whose leaves (all but one) are stolen by a caricature of a Jewish man: Aber wie es Abend ward, ging der Jude durch den Wald, er steckt sie ein, geht eilends fort und lässt das leere Bäumlein dort...[1]

The cartoon is based on a poem by Friedrich Rückert of the same name. It was produced by Hubert Schonger and directed by Heinz Tischmeyer.[2][3]

The poem

Rückert's poem begins,
Es ist ein Bäumlein gestanden im Wald
In gutem und schlechtem Wetter [4]

A little tree stood in the forest
In good and bad weather

See also


  1. "But when night fell, the Jew passed through the forest; he puts them in his bag and leaves quickly, leaving the little tree all alone..." Krause, Grit (28 December 2009). "Mit Sektwerbung fing es an: 100 Jahre deutscher Trickfilm". Deutschlandradio. http://www.dradio.de/dkultur/sendungen/fazit/1095046/. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  2. Giesen, Rolf (2005). Animation in der Region Berlin-Brandenburg Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, 10. 
  3. Schenk, Ralf; Sabine Scholze (2003). Die Trick-Fabrik: DEFA-Animationsfilme 1955-1990. Bertz. ISBN 9783929470277. 
  4. Vom Bäumlein, das andere Blätter hat gewollt, Rückert, Friedrich (1788-1866).

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