They were two of the most popular stars of the Weimar Republic: Kurt Gerron and Otto Wallburg excelled on stage and screen, with each branding his very own and distinctive combination of imposing presence and graceful humor. A trained physician, Gerron informed contemporary cinema as an actor and director, and he not only left his mark in comedy, but also in dramatic features like "Der Blaue Engel" ("The Blue Angel"). Wallburg in turn was a master of sophisticated showmanship, and audiences loved him as the prototypical Berliner character, a role he embodied with verbal exuberance and unique kindheartedness. But their popularity didn't protect the two Jewish artists from the Nazi's inhuman hate and prosecution: Forced into exile in 1933, Kurt Gerron and Otto Wallburg were murdered in Auschwitz in1944. 70 years later, their respective days of death on October 28 and 29 remind us never to forget these two exceptional individuals, their suffering and their lasting work.