Martin, Karl Heinz

BORN 6 May 1886, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 13 Jan 1948, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Heerstrasse, Trahkener Allee 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Feld II-Erb-31 (WII-31) (Ehrengrab))

Karl Heinz Martin started his theatre career as an actor in Mannheim, Frankfuirt am Main and Hamburg. In 1918 he went to Berlin, where he co-founded the Theater am Knie (later the Tribüne) with Rudolf Leonhard. There he successfully staged Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung".

He worked at the Kleinen Schauspielhaus and the Theater am Nollendorfplatz in Berlin and at the Volkstheater and the Raimundtheater in Vienna. In 1928 he was the director of the Volksbühne in Berlin-Mitte.

In 1920 he made the expressionist movie "Von morgens bis Mitternacht" and it was followed by several more movies. After the nazis came to power he was hardly able to work in the theatre and he concentrated on movies without any political messages. On August 15, 1945 he re-opened the Hebbeltheater with Brecht's "Dreigroschenoper".

17/9/1932Paula Wessely performs in Hauptmann's "Rose Bernd" at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. This was her breakthrough, both the audience and the critics were enthousiastic. Alfred Kerr praised her in the Berliner Tagblatt and Werner Krauss was deeply impressed. The director of the play was Karl Heinz Martin. [Kerr, Alfred][Krauss, Werner][Wessely, Paula]


The grave of Karl Heinz Martin at the Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 Mar 2007)


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Published: 22 Jul 2007
Last update: 27 Jan 2022