Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler

Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler, 1982 (aka Blut und Ehre – Jugend unter Hitler) is a German/American made for TV mini-series which was a co-production between Daniel Wilson Productions and S.W.F (Südwestfunk) and Taurus-Film GmbH.[1]

Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler
Written byRobert Muller
Directed byBernd Fischerauer
StarringJeffrey Frank, Rolf Becker, Marlies Engel, Leslie Malton, Steffen Rubling
Country of originUSA, West Germany
Original language(s)English, German
No. of episodes2 (4 in West Germany)
Producer(s)Daniel Wilson
Running time232 mins
Original release1982

The original screenplay was by Helmut Kissel[1] and was partly based on his own experience as a member of the Hitler Youth. The scripts that were eventually shot, however, were written by Robert Muller.[1] Helmut Kissel led as the director of the project but was replaced by Bernd Fischerauer within the first couple of weeks when shooting started.[citation needed] The shooting was on location in Baden-Baden, West Germany[1] with the first 4 weeks in August 1980 and the rest of the production was completed between January through March in 1981.

Each scene was shot both in English and in German and resulted in two versions of the film.[1] The post production of the German version was completed in spring of 1982. It premiered on West German TV in July 1982 and was watched by more than 50% of the available audience.[1] The American version premiered in November 1982 on various independent television stations in the United States (KBHK-44, WPIX-TV, etc.). Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler also received a Peabody Award in 1982[2][3] and was shown in 7 countries, including the Netherlands, UK, Austria, and Israel.


  1. ^ a b c d e f John J. O'Connor (29 November 1982). "TV: A Drama about Hitler Youth". New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Producer tries hand at feature film". The News and Courier. 17 February 1989. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  3. ^ "The Peabody Awards 1982 - Award Winner 1982 Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler". 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.

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