Bengt von zur Mühlen (1932–2016)

Author of Die Angeklagten des 20. Juli vor dem Volksgerichtshof

Includes the names: Bengt von Zur Mühlen

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Bengt von zur Mühlen was born in Dorpat (Tartu), Estonia, to an aristocratic Baltic family, and had a twin brother, Max. His father was a farmer and merchant. The family fled from their home to Berlin at the end of World War II. He attended boarding school in Wyk auf Föhr. In 1953, he emigrated to Canada and graduated from the University of Western Ontario. He then went on to study at Columbia University in New York. In 1961, he founded the production company Chronos Film in Berlin. Most of his work concerns German history in the 20th century, especially during World War II Among his most successful productions were the documentaries Battle for Berlin (1973) and The Yellow Star: The Persecution of the Jews 1933-1945 (1981), each of which was nominated for an Academy Award. He and his wife, director and writer Irmgard von der Mühlen, built an extensive private film archive. Bengt von zur Mühlen also published some nonfiction books, including histories of film. In 2014, he published a book on the Battle of Berlin and a biography of the Wehrmacht officer and resistance member Fritz Lindemann.
Disambiguation notice


Member ratings

Average: No ratings.

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Bengt von zur Mühlen is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Bengt von zur Mühlen is composed of 2 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 125,364,803 books! | Top bar: Always visible