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Comic novel about Hitler takes Germany by storm
thestar.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Greg Quill

Posted on 01/26/2013 1:53:09 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

A comic novel that imagines Adolf Hitler survived the Second World War is the surprise hit of Germany’s winter book season.

Er Ist Wieder Da (He’s Here Again) conceives that Hitler spent 66 years asleep in an open field in Berlin, then becomes something of a quizzical, harmless folk hero in the new millennium’s celebrity-driven media and cynical political machinery.

The debut novel by German journalist Timur Vermes has sold 250,000 copies of its initial 360,000 print run in Hitler’s homeland since it was published Jan. 18, dislodging Ken Follet’s Winter Of The World from the top of Germany’s bestsellers list.

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This exposes the Left's fascination with Hitler.
1 posted on 01/26/2013 1:53:20 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I thought Hitler’s homeland was Austria?


2 posted on 01/26/2013 1:55:53 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Adopted homeland.

or Adolfed homeland.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 2:03:16 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (SOS)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I thought he retired to England after the war:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr_91leJpXo


4 posted on 01/26/2013 2:12:49 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The reason it’s so important to study Hitler’s rise to power is because it CAN happen here... knowing Hitler’s story lets you be on the lookout for a similar phenomenon occurring here someday... perhaps someday soon :-(

Germans were and are good people. It’s frightening that they could be fooled so completely by an intelligent, functioning sociopath like Hitler.

The left likes to paint conservatives as Hitler-like. The truth is that if you keep veering toward the left you will eventually arrive at the National Socialist positions. The demos are getting closer every day.

No use trying to explain these facts to the average Joe who gets his news from the MSM.

Socialism is the religion of thieves....


5 posted on 01/26/2013 2:16:46 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; KC_Lion; Nachum

I read the article.
I’m not amused.
We have a Marxist here.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 2:22:52 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Rip Van Hitler? I’d think it’s far more likely that Hitler would return from the dead as a vampire than to have fallen asleep for 66 years in a field. And then, he’d probably want to make sure that all his victims’ blood is pure Aryan, handing them questionaires, perhaps.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 2:23:20 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (Common sense is the first casualty of a depraved mind.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Both NAZIism in Germany & Communism in Russia were preceded by hyperinflation /


8 posted on 01/26/2013 2:31:53 AM PST by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Sleeping for years, in a field, in a mountain, in a tower - is German folklore.


9 posted on 01/26/2013 2:38:57 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (SOS)
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To: Bobalu

“Germans were and are good people. It’s frightening that they could be fooled so completely by an intelligent, functioning sociopath like Hitler.”

Have you ever read how they treated infants in the decades prior to WWII?


10 posted on 01/26/2013 4:01:25 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
It's already been done:
11 posted on 01/26/2013 4:11:13 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Why not,they are all his acolytes,they use all his propaganda strategies and they have delivery methods Hitler and his henchmen could only dream of.
if you doubt any of it,just look at who sits in the White House and at all the people he surrounds himself with


12 posted on 01/26/2013 4:33:07 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Cowboy Bob

Hard to keep a good tyrant down isn’t it? We have made Hitler into a mythic figure he never was.


13 posted on 01/26/2013 4:36:23 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Right - Springtime for Hitler


14 posted on 01/26/2013 4:43:57 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky

“Springtime for Hitler....and Germany”

Oh man - The Producers - what an incredibly funny movie!


15 posted on 01/26/2013 6:11:35 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I thought Hitler’s homeland was Austria?

Austria's two greatest achievements have been to convince the world that Beethoven is Austrian and Hitler is German.

16 posted on 01/26/2013 6:25:29 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I thought he (part of him, anyway) wound up in Mandoras, South America.


17 posted on 01/26/2013 6:29:12 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: onyx; QBFimi; Berlin_Freeper
The sudden popularity of a farce about one of history’s most reviled villains has prompted heated debate throughout Europe about whether it’s OK for Germans to laugh at Hitler.

Geez are they behind the times I have been doing that since 2004.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijcDExJyJVM

The language, reviewers note, deliberately evokes the first-person narrative of Mein Kampf, the Nazi blueprint Hitler wrote in 1924, which a German publisher plans to reprint in 2015, the first reissue since 1945.

Wait..WHAT!?!

We have a Marxist here.

I guess I am going to have to bring out this video again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5vUo1eJyBc

18 posted on 01/26/2013 6:45:16 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: QBFimi

The MSM told me he woke up from cryosleep, had plastic surgery, then posed as a guy named George W. Bush to steal the Presidency from the excessively kind and sensitive Albert Gore. :)


19 posted on 01/26/2013 6:54:20 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

In all fairness, over time Hitler will be ‘rehabilitated’, as was Napoleon Bonaparte in France, where he is, at least popularly, now seen as a hero of France.

It took 150 years for the restoration of Napoleon from arch-villain, even antichrist, to reach this point. But I figure that, at least in Germany, Hitler will be rehabilitated by the 100th anniversary of his death.

Popular history writers will recount Hitler in context with German history, starting with the unification of Germany under von Bismarck. World War I will be seen as the last great conflict of kingdoms, though France was a republic, and the punitive armistice guaranteed the rise of either Nazism or communism in Germany.

Thus Hitler will be seen as contending against western powers that wanted Germany impoverished and agrarian; and the Soviets, who lusted for European vassal states to loot.

Then they will tout how Germany was able to overcome most of the West, and how had Germany been able to defeat the Soviet threat, the next 40 years of communist threat to the world could have been vanquished. As it was, it sped up the creation of the Cold War, with America taking Germany’s place as a bulwark against communism.

The Holocaust would be a minor footnote, not particularly unique in history, even in its industrial genocide nature, since that was not innovated by Germany, but elements thereof had been carried out in Mexico, Belgium Congo, the Ottoman Empire, the United States, and Russia, before Germany.

The bottom line is that, of course this is historical revisionism that whitewashes the truth. But that is its intent, and what the German people of 2045 will want to hear. So that is what “historical writers”, if not accredited historians, will write.


20 posted on 01/26/2013 7:18:57 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Bobalu
Socialism is the religion of thieves....
and that's, the least of it...

21 posted on 01/26/2013 7:33:24 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Bobalu
"The reason it’s so important to study Hitler’s rise to power is because it CAN happen here... knowing Hitler’s story lets you be on the lookout for a similar phenomenon occurring here someday... perhaps someday soon :-("

Prior to Obama and his minions I wouldn't have believed it could happen here, but I do now.

I sometimes visit a popular site for women that reviews cosmetics, nail polish, skin care, that kind of thing. The site also has forums, and the women/girls who post on them are absolute mindless Obama drones. I saw a post where one said she was looking forward to four more years of Obama and possibly four more. If he could somehow manage to stage a coup, overturn the Constitution, and achieve tyrant-for-life status, his damn-fool supporters would be delighted.

22 posted on 01/26/2013 7:34:51 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: KC_Lion
The language, reviewers note, deliberately evokes the first-person narrative of Mein Kampf, the Nazi blueprint Hitler wrote in 1924, which a German publisher plans to reprint in 2015, the first reissue since 1945.

Wait..WHAT!?!

Not exactly sure which part your 'WHAT!?!' refers to, but 2015 is when the copyright to Mein Kampf - currently held by the state of Bavaria IIRC - expires (70 years after the author's death) and the book becomes public domain. The book, unlike a lot of the Nazi's symbols, has never been illegal in Germany. Bavaria just never allowed any reprints. And that right goes away in 2015. Just FYI.

23 posted on 01/26/2013 11:37:30 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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