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Riassunto: In Nazi Germany, telling jokes about Hitler could get you killed
Hitler and Göring are standing on top of the Berlin radio tower. Hitler says he wants to do something to put a smile on the Berliners’ faces. Göring says, “Why don’t you jump?”
When a woman told this joke in Germany in 1943, she was arrested by the Nazis and sentenced to death by guillotine—it didn’t matter that her husband was a good German soldier who died in battle.
In this groundbreaking work of history, Rudolph Herzog takes up such stories to show how widespread humor was during the Third Reich. It’s a fascinating and frightening history: from the suppression of the anti-Nazi cabaret scene of the 1930s, to jokes made at the expense of the Nazis during WWII, to the collections of “whispered jokes” that were published in the immediate aftermath of the war.
Herzog argues that jokes provide a hitherto missing chapter of WWII history. The jokes show that not all Germans were hypnotized by Nazi propaganda, and, in taking on subjects like Nazi concentration camps, they record a public acutely aware of the horrors of the regime. Thus Dead Funny is a tale of terrible silence and cowardice, but also of occasional and inspiring bravery.
About the Author:
RUDOLPH HERZOG is a historian and filmmaker. His documentary on humor in the Third Reich, Laughing With Hitler, scored top audience ratings on German Channel 1 and the BBC. The son of celebrated director Werner Herzog, he lives in Berlin.
Jefferson Chase is one of the foremost translators of German history. He has translated Wolfgang Scivelbusch, Thomas Mann and Götz Aly, among many others.
Titolo: Dead Funny: Telling Jokes in Hitler's ...
Casa editrice: Melville House
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Melville House, 07.08.2012., 2012. Condizione libro: Sehr gut. Auflage: Reprint. 256 Seiten Sofortversand! Schönes Exemplar, fast keine Gebrauchsspuren, innen auch sehr gut; very good Immediate delivery in bubble wrap envelope! Good to very good copy, with little signs of previous use, interior in very good condition 161221av69 ISBN: 9781612191300 Alle Preise inkl. MwST Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 257 20,8 x 13,8 x 1,8 cm, Taschenbuch. Codice libro della libreria 402536
Descrizione libro Melville House, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021612191304
Descrizione libro Melville House, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P011612191304
Descrizione libro Melville House, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111612191304
Descrizione libro Melville House, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Reprint. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 1612191304