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70 Years & Counting: Hitler Is Still Hot

Hitler rising from the dead to host a comedy show? That's German engineering at its finest!

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Susan L.M. Goldberg

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December 4, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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The AP reports that Munich-based Constantin Film will be producing a movie based on German author Timur Vermes’s bestselling novel about the Nazi Dictator. In Er ist Wieder Da, Adolf Hitler “…awakens in modern-day Berlin and becomes the star of a TV comedy show.” No word on whether this “comedy show” will mirror the contemporary Asian game show trend of finding humor in putting fellow citizens in odd, even purportedly life-threatening situations. The film is set to be released in 2015.

Despite Hitler being a “touchy subject” for many Germans, the novel has sold over 1.3 million copies since its debut in 2012. English speakers, have no fear. A translation of the book, titled Look Who’s Back, will be released in April of next year.

In other Hitler satire news, Hitler Rants Parodies (featured above) recently celebrated five years on the web. BothVermes and Constantin Film have as much to do with the YouTube sensation as the psychotic mass murdering dictator has to do with having a laugh. One thing we can confirm: the authors of Er is Wieder Da and Hitler Rants Parodies both know how to humorously kill a conversation.

No word yet on when the satirical biopic about Soviet leader Josef Stalin (working title: Hitler Always Said I Should Laugh More) is set to hit the silver screen. According to several unconfirmed reports, the studio involved is having trouble obtaining a finished draft of the script that isn’t covered in trace amounts of polonium-210.

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Susan L.M. Goldberg is a writer with a Master's in Radio, Television & Film and a PhD in Life who would be happy roaming the fields of Prince Edward Island with Anne of Green Gables, were it not for her strong belief in the axiom "all that is required for evil to prevail is for good women to do nothing." She prefers the career title "Renaissance Woman" and would happily be bar mates with Ann Coulter, Camille Paglia and Dorothy Parker. Her writing tends towards the intersection of culture, politics and faith with the interest in starting, not stopping the discussion. Follow her on Twitter @SLMGoldberg and @winegirlblog.

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Here is a version I made!

Hitler's health insurance is cancelled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USG_gjaEYak
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The average conservative American should have gained a little more understanding of how the Germans elected a disaster like Hitler in 1933 since electing their own disaster in 2008. After all, one of the great disgraces of the 20th century is that Hitler came to power democratically. Unlike Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and most of the other mass murdering dictators, Hitler was elected to high office rather than seizing power via brute force.

There seems to be something about people that draws them to political candidates that promise major transformations, at least occasionally. Sometimes, enough people get fooled and a guy like Hitler - or Obama - gets elected. Here's hoping that Obama's eight years don't do as much damage to America as Hitler's twelve years did to Germany....
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Whenever I think of Nazis, Franz Liebkind of The Producers comes to mind. Sneaking around looking for any opportunity to defend the cause. Kind of amazing that Mel Brooks came up with that character only 20 years after the horror perpetrated by the Nazi Party. Just one insanely funny character in an unbelievably good movie.
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I am sick with the fabricated Hitler dished out in entertainment. German tv has hours most dayly documentaries on the Nazi era, Hitler being a special object of examination. Recently two hours were given over to Hitler's private life, a disaster. Hitler's military life (after he took command of all forces) a disaster. The most striking contrast is a speech by Hitler about his 1000 Year Reich and the photos of Berlin in 1945. Slowly a picture of Hitler the person is coagulating (German tv is reluctant to let Hitler speak too long, fear perhaps of this rhetoric still, which alas does block inside into his thinking). I can go on and on and on. The picture that emerges of the "man" is not fit for anything more than a pathological frensic analysis. It is not the stuff of the repeated entertainment undertakings, even humourous (except anti-Hitler humor in the 1940s in Germany) presentations. The man was too evil, so much so that I revolt against Hitler-light or anything that deminishes the failure that was Hitler. The only thing almost successful was his murderous attack against Jews (Hitler planned on 11 million) and indiscrimate murder, particularily of slaves. Yes, the annihilation plan was well thought out. Hurrah, that is a theme for humor (sic). Heck, even Hitler's planned murder of 30 million slaves after the war fialed. If I seem to be overreacting I apologize. I know too much about the man to be open to light treatments of him and I honor the murdered by him too much to find entertainment in Hitler light.
45 weeks ago
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Satire is a useful expression to remind people of what an idiot Hitler and his entire cult was. Nothing diminishes people quite like making them into a clown.
45 weeks ago
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How about Hitler as the chief Rabbi in the main synagogue in the seventh level of Hell?..........
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How about a satire set in an alternate world '30s Berlin where Jews are doted on and fussed over and bribed to live in this apartment building and this neighborhood and work at this place - bothered and showered with gifts and flowers to distraction?

Actually that sounds like today's American college teaching and corporate scene for affirmative action quotas.
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