Humor in Hitler’s Germany
Monday, May 09, 2011
In Nazi Germany, telling jokes about Hitler could get you killed. Rudolph Herzog discusses whether it’s permissible to laugh at Hitler, and looks at the long history of jokes about the Nazis and what they reveal. Dead Funny: Humor in Hitler’s Germany examines the image of the “ridiculous Führer,” the suppression of the anti-Nazi cabaret scene of the 1930s, and the audible and whispered jokes about Hitler, the Nazis, and their actions during World War II.