Jud Süß (pronounced [juːt zyːs], “Süss the Jew”) is a 1940 Nazi German propaganda film produced by Terra Film for the use of Joseph Goebbels, it is considered by the opposition to our cause as one of the most “antisemitic” films of all time. The film was directed by Veit Harlan, who wrote the screenplay with Eberhard Wolfgang Möller and Ludwig Metzger. The leading roles were played by Ferdinand Marian and Harlan’s wife Kristina Söderbaum; Werner Krauss and Heinrich George played key supporting roles.
It was a great success in Germany and was seen by 20 million people. Although the film’s budget of 2 million Reichsmarks was considered high for films of that era, the box office receipts of 6.5 million Reichsmarks made it a financial success. Heinrich Himmler urged members of the SS and police to watch the movie.