Thursday, August 31, 2006

Humor in Nazi Germany
Being a study of history, more specifically German history, and even more specifically German history during World War II, I'm always excited when someone takes a different angle in their approach to this tragic historic period in that nation's history. Run-on sentences and excessive use of the word "history" aside, this article provides a unique insight to humor during the National Socialist regime. Generally regarded (rightfully so) as a bleak era, most of the humor appears to have been an effort to raise peoples' spirits. I, for one, was surprised to find out that serious crackdowns on those who used humor to detract from the regime itself did not start occurring until defeat was becoming inevitable.

Hat Tip: The Cafeteria is Closed

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