Werner Finck

Werner Paul Walther Finck (* 2. May 1902 in Görlitz, † 31. July 1978 in Munich) was a German Kabarettist, actor and a writer.

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Werner Finck became to 2. May 1902 as a son of a pharmacist in Görlitz born. It visited the art school in Dresden. In different groups of layman plays it made first theatre experiences. It had its first commitment as actors toTheatre of Bunzlau, where he did not out-come over insignificant Nebenrollen, but at the same time its amusing talent discovered (became).

In the age of 27 years Werner Finck came 1929 to Berlin, where it with Hans Deppe the Kabarett “the Katakombe“based. 1935 he was arrested and brought into the concentration camp ester ways, where he met among other things Carl von Ossietzky and Julius liver. “At the 1. July 1935 we became on arrangement Görings, which wanted to wipe thereby Goebbels out obviously one,dismisses from one day on the other hand from the KZ. “It received one year work prohibition. Starting from 1937 it was allowed to arise again in the “Kabarett of the Komiker “, which was then forbidden 1939 by the Nazi regime finally. Around a recent arrestto escape, he announced himself 1939 “voluntarily” to the front. He was trained as the radio operator and was as a soldier in France, Russia and Italy, where he came 1945 into American prisoner of war shank.

After the Second World War Werner Finck steppedin the Kabarett “nebula horn” in Zurich up and later also in the “Mausefalle” in Stuttgart.

Werner Finck was originally no political Kabarettist. “I am a eingefleischter individualist. That is the whole problem. “Only with the Katakombe “something stepped intomy life, which I had not known before: The policy… One has its jokes from left to right distributed… One got fear… If I had known at that time, what one knows today: that that everything only Mitläufer were… Some have themselvesso well camouflaged that they became gau leaders… There are thus people, those states today, I would have been against the Nazis. I would like to stress thus directly: Those are slandering. I continue to think… Which I must naturally admit, is somethingother one: The Nazis were against me… “(criticism of the pure senselessness, 1947)

Werner Finck in the long run by the political situation of the years 1933 - 1945 the important Kabarettisten became, when which we must regard it this very day.In this time it does not have to lose in the effort, the head its head to lose and the head not bend not to let, not to end of spoken sentences and ambiguities and the exposing word by word taking perfected its technology that.“Coming it also? Or am I to come along? “he asked the Gestapo - officials, who made themselves in its programs notes.

“A greyful world (however not without Komik.)” (Werner Finck)

“never I have humans so in good spirits in so bad situationseen. “(Friedrich air)

Werner Finck is a star in mills OF Fame of the Kabaretts dedicated.

films (selection)

Werner Finck participated before and after the Second World War in numerous films. It played above all Nebenrollenand had often only short appearances, among other things in the following strips:

  • The Choral of Leuthen (1933)
  • film without titles (1948)
  • today marries my man (1956)
  • the inhabitants of Zurich engagement (1957)
  • father, nut/mother and nine children (1958)
  • roses for the public prosecutor (1959)
  • In the white Rössl (1960)
  • storm in the water glass (1960)
  • it does not have to be always caviar (1961)
  • Hurra, the school burns (1969)
  • eight hours is no day (television production Rainer Werner barrel binder, 1972)

book publications

  • the Kautschbrevier, 1938
  • Kavaliere, Käuze, chaps,1947
  • Orpheus in the underworld (with William Meissner Ruland), 1949
  • joke as fate, fate as joke. A German picture book too use and pious point (with Klaus Budzinski), 1966
  • Werner Finck in America, 1966
  • Finckenschläge, 1953
  • age fool - which now? ThoseHistory of my time, 1972
  • between the chairs, 1973
  • by the way much fun. Satires from all world (publisher), 1973
  • the good soldier Finck, 1975
  • occasionally. Serious attempts with the cheerful one, 1975
  • references for the pre, post and slamming shut, 1982

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