German Surveillance of the Swedish Film Market during World War II

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This article approaches the subject of German film policy in Sweden during World War II from a new perspective. While several film scholars have mapped the connections between the German and Swedish film industries in the past, less is known about the German surveillance of Swedish film criticism, Swedish cinema audiences and Allied newsreel competitors. Drawing on previously overlooked archival material from the German film company Ufa's Swedish subsidiary, digital newspaper archives and previous research on German film strategies abroad, this article offers new insights into the ways Ufa monitored the film market in neutral Sweden.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-364
JournalJournal of Scandinavian Cinema
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Studies on Film


  • Ufa Stockholm
  • film policy
  • National socialism
  • newsreels
  • propaganda
  • Surveillance


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