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The difference between “good” Nazi humor and bad is about who gets to be the butt of the joke. “There can be no poetry after Auschwitz,” said Theodor Adorno. One can only imagine what he might of said about laughter. Black humor, dark humor, gallows humor; none of this is new to human cultures. Legendary American […]

Nazi Camps and HUAC

In General
On August 11, 2014
Michael Hiltzik has useful commentary to add to the story of Nazi youth camps in mid-30s New York. The scare over them led to the creation of the Dies Committee, later HUAC. In Washington, panic about the camp rumors struck Rep. Martin Dies Jr. as a career opportunity. Dies, a Democrat from the Texas gulf […]
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