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 Bruno Balz

Bruno Balz

Birth
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Death 14 Mar 1988 (aged 85)
Germany
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 50396070 · View Source
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Bruno Balz was the greatest German lyricist (Lied-Texter) of all time. Miss Zarah Leander with the help of Michael Jary saved his life from the Nazis and get him out of a Concentration Camp during WWII. "Victor and Viktoria" was his first success in 1933. He did a lot of lyrics for Michael Jary, songs as "Der Wind hat mir ein Lied erzählt" ("Le Vent m'a dit une chanson") for the film La Habanera (1937) in which Miss Leander sold millions of Odeon records in three languages (German, Swedish and French).

Another song is "Davon geht die Welt nicht unter" ("Ce n'est pas la fin du monde"), which was an anti-Nazi song. After WWII Bruno Balz worked with Zarah in the film "Gabriella" and also wrote "Das machen nur die Beine von Dolores" ("The Legs Of Dolores", "Le Charme de Dolores") and "Wir wollen niemals auseinandergeh'n", which was meant for Zarah Leander.

Bruno Balz was saved from the Konzentration Camp with the help from the Swedish singer Zarah Leander.

Held by the Nazi regime because of his homosexuality. He was give special permission to leave the concentration camp conditional on him producing inspirational music for the German movie-going public.


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  • Created by: Rudi Polt
  • Added: 29 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50396070
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bruno Balz (6 Oct 1902–14 Mar 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50396070, ; Maintained by Rudi Polt (contributor 46521785) Cremated, Ashes scattered.