Skip to comments.Comic novel about Hitler takes Germany by storm
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 Germanys winter book season.
Er Ist Wieder Da (Hes 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 millenniums 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 Hitlers homeland since it was published Jan. 18, dislodging Ken Follets Winter Of The World from the top of Germanys bestsellers list.
(Excerpt) Read more at thestar.com ...
I thought Hitler’s homeland was Austria?
or Adolfed homeland.
I thought he retired to England after the war:
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....
I read the article.
I’m not amused.
We have a Marxist here.
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.
Both NAZIism in Germany & Communism in Russia were preceded by hyperinflation /
Sleeping for years, in a field, in a mountain, in a tower - is German folklore.
“Germans were and are good people. Its 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?
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
Hard to keep a good tyrant down isn’t it? We have made Hitler into a mythic figure he never was.
Right - Springtime for Hitler
“Springtime for Hitler....and Germany”
Oh man - The Producers - what an incredibly funny movie!
Austria's two greatest achievements have been to convince the world that Beethoven is Austrian and Hitler is German.
Geez are they behind the times I have been doing that since 2004.
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.
We have a Marxist here.
I guess I am going to have to bring out this video again
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. :)
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.
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