Dead Funny, Humor in Hitler’s Germany

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The first ever history of humour directed at the Nazis: from the anti-Nazi theatre scene of the 20s and 30s, to jokes told during WWII, to the cracks told about Hitler in Germany today. In the light of the horrors he committed, many people in Germany still find difficulty and distaste in laughing at Hitler – indeed, those who do are often accused of trivialising the Holocaust. But there is a long history of telling jokes about the Nazis. Collected by acclaimed director Rudolph Herzog, Dead Funny chronicles this fascinating and often frightening history.

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