Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao

FALK HARNACK



He was the younger brother of ARVID harnack who was a prominent Nazi resistance fighter. He had interest in theater And he worked at National theater Weimar and state theater in Altnburg. In 1940 he was drafted into Wehrmacht. I.e German army. During the purge of the resistance organizations by Gestapo most of the members were arrested and tried and sentenced to death. many were executed same day. However Harnack was acquitted due to lack of evidence. He was posted to Penal battalion 999 light A Division and sent to Greece.In Dec 43 he was to be arrested, but he escaped due to a tip given by his superior Lt Gerhard . He joined Nazi resistance group of Greece and fought along with partisans. He was the co founder of Anti Fascist committee for free Germany . After the war, he switched over to drama and cinema. His movie was not well received by soviets in East Germany although people liked it. Finally he left for West Germany and settled. he died in 3 Sept 1991