16 November 1903|
Lowicz, Poland, Russian Empire
Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland
|Other names||Kazimierz Oberfeld|
|Years active||1930–1940 (film)|
Casimir Oberfeld (1903–1945) was a Jewish Polish-born French composer. He worked on many film scores and also wrote popular songs of the 1920s and 1930s. Following France's invasion by Germany in 1940 during the Second World War, Oberfeld faced increasing persecution. Having taken shelter in Italian-occupied Nice he was arrested when the area was taken over by the Germans. He was sent to Auschwitz where he died in January 1945.
The music of the patriotic song of Nazi-collaborationist Vichy France "Maréchal, nous voilà !", while credited to André Montagnard and Charles Courtioux, was in fact plagiarised from a work by Oberfeld called "La Margoton du bataillon."
- The Man in Evening Clothes (1931)
- The Triangle of Fire (1932)
- The Regiment's Champion (1932)
- The Blaireau Case (1932)
- The Uncle from Peking (1934)
- Rigolboche (1936)
- A Legionnaire (1936)
- You Can't Fool Antoinette (1936)
- Excursion Train (1936)
- Street of Shadows (1937)
- Heartbeat (1938)
- Barnabé (1938)
- Tricoche and Cacolet (1938)
- The Five Cents of Lavarede (1939)
- Monsieur Hector (1940)
- Mould, Michael. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French. Taylor & Francis, 2011.