This Day in Jewish History / An Edgy Filmmaker, Banned by the Nazis, Is Born

Actress and director Leontine Sagan’s 1931 film about a girl who falls in love with her female teacher is still a cult classic.

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February 13, 1889, is the birthdate of Leontine Sagan, the stage actress and director and filmmaker who is best remembered for the 1931 movie “Maedchen in Uniform,” which – before being banned by the Nazis --...