Author

Franz Kurowski

German author

1923   -   2011

country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
occupation: writer, journalist, children's writer, photographer
award received: Österreichischer Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis

Franz Kurowski (November 17, 1923 − May 28, 2011) was a German author of fiction and non-fiction who specialised in World War II topics. He is best known for producing apologist, revisionist and semi-fictional works on the history of the war, including the popular English-language series Panzer Aces and Infantry Aces. Kurowski's first publications appeared during the Nazi era; from 1958 until his death he worked as a freelance writer. He wrote 400 books for children and adults, under his own name and various pseudonyms. Kurowski wrote, among other things, for the weekly pulp war stories series Der Landser. Kurowski produced numerous accounts featuring the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS, providing laudatory and non-peer reviewed wartime chronicles of military units and highly decorated personnel. Historians dismiss his works, pointing out that Kurowski mixes fact and fiction and advances the discredited concept of Nur-Soldat ("merely soldier"). Rather than providing an authentic representation of the war experience, his works emphasize heroics and convey a distorted image of the German armed forces in World War II. Kurowski's books have strong denialist tendencies; he held onto Nazi propaganda's military and civilian statistics and presented history devoid of any crimes by the Wehrmacht or the Waffen-SS. A number of his books have been published by far-right publishing houses such as the Türmer Verlag, the Arndt Verlag, and the Pour le Mérite Verlag, leading to his writings being described as "journalism of gray and brown zone".
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Series

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Series

1. 1939 - So war der 2. Weltkrieg

Buch von Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

2007

2. 1940 - So war der 2. Weltkrieg

Buch von Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

2007

3. 1941 - So war der 2. Weltkrieg

Buch von Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

2007

4. 1942 - So war der 2. Weltkrieg

Buch von Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

2007

5. 1943 - So war der 2. Weltkrieg

Buch von Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

2008

Works

31

Korvettenkapitän Günther Prien

Buch von Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

2008

The Brandenburger Commandos

Buch von Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

Jäger der sieben Meere

book by Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

Kampffeld Mittelmeer

book by Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

1999

Infantry Aces

Novel by Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

1994

Panzer Aces

book series by Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

2002

Korvettenkapitän Werner Töniges

Buch von Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

2007

Oberleutnant Erich Lepkowski

Buch von Franz Kurowski

author: Franz Kurowski

2013

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