Krieg, Hans (1888-1970)*

Hans Krieg was a Bavarian zoologist who participated in various German scientific missions to South America. During an expedition to the Paraguayan and Brazilian areas of the Gran Chaco in 1931-32, of which he was the leader, Krieg shot the material for Indian Life in the Gran Chaco,  though this was only released in 1950. Krieg was a talented zoological illustrator and he also made a number of films on zoological subjects.

Prior to the Second World War, Krieg was  a leading academic proponent of National Socialism, but he survived the war and the institutional purge that followed it, to become the director of the Bavarian Natural Sciences Collection as well as a well-known popular writer on zoological topics. However, he made no further contributions to ethnographic film-making.

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