1st Edition

Underground Humour In Nazi Germany, 1933-1945

ISBN 9781138006720
Published August 15, 2014 by Routledge
320 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Not all Germans living under Hitler succumbed passively to the rhetoric and horror of the Nazi regime. Covert popular opposition in the form of humorous resistance was wider spread than is commonly thought. Embracing jokes, stories and 60 cartoons, this is the only collection in English of underground anti-Nazi humour. It is, as such, an invaluable contribution to the social history of twentieth century Germany.


`He has written a fascinating account of black humour; ... Hillenbrand's book is not just a collection of jokes, good and bad (mostly bad because German humour has a ponderous quality and lacks wit); it is an historical document of great importance.' - Spectator

`I think this is a very valuable book which has dealt in a very thoughtful way with a difficult, tragic area. Not only does it cover well all the humour, but explains in a very clear way the development of the Nazi party and how the various members of Hitler's staff behaved.' - Jo Brand, Socialist History