I would recommend this book--it is both informative and thought-provoking.
This is a very good look into the way that people deal with living in a totalitarian state with humor and how the state reacts.
While this is generally done with great care, some puns and wordplays have to be explained nevertheless.
This might have been a fascinating read. It wasn't. It's repetitive and superficial, better luck next time.Published 5 months ago by Whaaat?
This is a very good look into the way that people deal with living in a totalitarian state with humor and how the state reacts.Published 14 months ago by Roger W. Macdonald-evoy
We learn so much by finding out what was funny in Hitler's Europe and how it was given and received by the Nazis and by the Jewish population. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Liz Lippa
This is not a book of jokes. If you expect to see a collection of jokes about the Fürer and his Nazi henchmen, as told by his own people, this is not it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Maria Oberfeld
"Dead Funny" by Rudolph Herzog is subtitled, "Telling Jokes in Hitler's Germany". At first, I was kind of horrified by the subject--not knowing what kind of jokes they might have... Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by K. Kennedy