Hitler Laughing: Comedy in the Third Reich (Paperback)William Grange
Paperback Published: 23/11/2005
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When the National Socialist German Workers' party (Nazis) assumed power they vowed to cleanse the German theater of all things "un-German," which ostensibly included comedy. During the Third Reich nearly all German theaters, supported by enormous state funding, presented thousands of comedy productions. Perhaps it was a propaganda tool, however only a tiny fraction of these productions were outright propagandist efforts. Hitler Laughing explores the world of comedy during the Third Reich and its role in the Nazi cultural agenda.
Publisher: University Press of America