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Not Mel Brooks, but Lutz Bachmann, as Adolf Hitler, still isn't acceptible in Germany these days

Reader comment on item: In Defense of Europe's So-called Far Right

Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Jan 21, 2015 at 18:24

Dear Daniel Pipes,

Sometimes one shoots oneself in the leg - unintentionally, accidentally, I mean.

I don't know if the caricature by the American, Mel Brooks, who happens to be Jewish, of Hitler has been viewed in Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zpYQJkBQp0 ?

In the United States making fun of Hitler isn't problematic.

But Germany may be too sensitive to such innuendos.

This appears to be so

"Germany's Pegida leader steps down over Adolf Hitler photo"


Is Germany ready for making fun of Hitler without fear of secretly invoking him and subscribing to the ideology of Nazism? Aparently not.

It seems to me as though Lutz Bachmann was mocking Adolf Hitler at his hairdresser; now he had to resign because of it. Perhaps we need to ask Mel Brooks to put an appearance Lutz's hairdresser, and pose as Hilre, while asking Germans to forgive Lutz for his Dark Humor?


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