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Jürgen Ohlsen
German actor

Jürgen Ohlsen

Jürgen Ohlsen
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Intro German actor
A.K.A. Juergen Ohlsen
Was Actor Film actor
From Germany
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 15 March 1917, Berlin-Schöneberg, Germany
Death 23 September 1994, Düsseldorf, Germany (aged 77 years)
Star sign Pisces
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Jürgen Ohlsen (15 March 1917 – 23 September 1994) was a German actor best remembered for portraying "Heini "Quex" Völker" in the 1933 Nazi propaganda film Hitlerjunge Quex (Our Flag Leads Us Forward).


Ohlsen was born in Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany on 15 March 1917. Due to the illness of actor Hermann Braun, Ohlsen inherited the uncredited role of Heini Völker (nicknamed 'Quex') in Hitlerjunge Quex (Our Flag Leads Us Forward, 1933). Units of the Berlin Hitler Youth also joined the cast of the film. Ohlsen later took the role of a supporter of aviator Ernst Udet in Heinz Paul's Wunder des Fliegens (Wonder of Flying. 1935).

Ohlsen joined the Hitler Youth in 1934 when the Nazis dissolved Berlin's Der Jungenbund Südlegion, of which he was a member. He appears not to have taken the Party's anti-Semitic position seriously for he was disciplined for repeatedly playing tennis with a Jew. Ohlsen was alleged to be gay and by at least the fall of 1938, following the release of Hitlerjunge Quex, the verb "quexen" (literally "to quex") had entered the Hitler Youth vocabulary as a euphemism for gay sex. It was said that Ohlsen was the lover of Baldur von Schirach, the Reichsjugendführer (Reich Youth Führer), leader of the Hitler Youth. Von Schirach was replaced in 1940 by Artur Axmann, perhaps in part due to these allegations.

Later years and death

No longer the cherubic man-child of his Quex years, by 1940 Ohlsen had disappeared from the public eye. According to a report by the Osnabrück Gestapo, Ohlsen was supposed to be sent to a concentration camp during 1940 or 1941 where he was to be killed. On 23 September 1994, Ohlsen died at the age of 77 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


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