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Hermann Braun

1917 - 1945

The actor Hermann Braun was born in New York as the son of chamber singer Carl Braun and the stage actress Gertrude Botz.

As a baby he returned with his father to Germany in 1918.

He made his film debut in 1933 with "Der Jäger aus Kurpfalz" (33). He was so convincing with this small role that he was chosen for the leading role in the movie "Hitlerjunge Quex" (33). But briefly before the beginning of the shooting he became very ill and he had let Jürgen Ohlsen have the role.
After his recovery he soon became established in the next few years as a youthful actor at the theater (among others with the play "Der gestiefelte Kater") as well as in movies like "Ferien vom Ich" (35), "Traumulus" (36) and "Jugend" (38).
In the wartime it was only granted few more movies to Hermann Braun. To these movies belong "D III 38" (39), "Der Fuchs von Glenarvon" (40) and "Kampfgeschwader Lützow" (41).

When he conducted disapproving against the NS regime he had to pay dearly for that. The before as "Unabkömmlich" classified actor was called up for war service. First he was deployed for the Berlin soldier stage to entertain soldiers, later he was sent to the east front wehre he was killed in action in January 1945 at the Russian front line. 

Other movies with Hermann Braun:
Achte mir auf Gakeki (35) Punks kommt aus Amerika (36) Ritt in die Freiheit (38) Was tun, Sybille? (38) Die fromme Lüge (38) Verwandte sind auch Menschen (39) Kleine Mädchen - grosse Sorgen (41)