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The Red Terror (film)

The Red Terror
Directed byKarl Ritter
Written by
Produced byKarl Ritter
StarringSee below
CinematographyIgor Oberberg
Edited byConrad von Molo
Music by
Distributed byDeutsche Filmvertriebs
Release date
14 August 1942
Running time
99 minutes

The Red Terror (German: GPU) is a 1942 Nazi propaganda[1] film directed by Karl Ritter.[2]

Released after the breakdown of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, it is noteworthy for its depiction of Communists.[3]


Olga Feodorovna, a Baltic German, saw her family massacred by the GPU. She joins it in order to track down the murderers. After avenging the deaths, she commits suicide.



  1. ^ "Nazi anti-Soviet propaganda film - Collections Search - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum". Retrieved 2022-09-06.
  2. ^ "New York Times: G.P.U. (1942)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  3. ^ Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema pp 44–45 ISBN 978-0-02-570230-1

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