Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Mein Fürer

Berlin was back in good old business yesterday and celebrating in a way that only Germans know how to celebrate. The town was actually covered in swastikas and nazi flags and the fact that SS soliders was walking up and down the street yelling "Sieg Heil!" did not help much on the image.

Times Online reports that one bystanders reaction was:

“It’s our first visit to Berlin,” said her friend, Gertrude. “Things seem to have changed much less than we had expected.”

Of course the whole thing was not for real. The director Dani Levy is making a new comedy on Hitler, so it was all just for fun. The problem was that nobody informed the public. On the other hand some people did knew about it and they hurried to the set to perform a little themselves. As Times Online, again report, one happy guy said:

“Where else in Germany can you shout ‘Heil Hitler’ at the top of your voice?”


I'm really looking forward to this movie. It's a comedy about how Hitler survives the war and tries to make everything well again. But I got one problem with it. Some says that it is a reaction to "Der Untergang" and its sympathetic image of Hitler.

I have seen this movie and I was quite dumbstruck by these critics. I found the image made of Hitler in this movie really well done. I have, luckily, never met the guy myselves. But the character shown was, as I understood it, of a man on the last and final trip of his lunacy.

A, yes, my hart melts by looking at him.

And I have to ask: How can one say that a crazy, fanatic and rambling man is sympathetic? If this is the way your friend normaly behave when being sympathetic I would recomend you to get some new ones.

I would be quite happy if someone could make an identical portrait of George Bush. Give us the real guy as the lunatic he really is!

But I guess since some people found a troughtful image of Hitler sympathetic, they would probably find George Bush loveable. People are crazy somethimes...

Mein Fürer! I can walk!


At 3/07/2006 11:00:00 AM , Anonymous Mullah Fuglesang said...

Im impressed! It looks like the elected people of Berlin finaly has managed to take back the ownership to one of the worlds most known brands. Their really managed to transform their former mistakes into something a real tourist attraction. A rebranding campagne like this will unmistakingly be a great asset for Berlin, still known as the hot spot of Europe. Oslo should follow up by renaming our beloved Karl Johan street, into Rue de Qusling! Why is the Berliners always one step in front og us?

At 3/07/2006 01:58:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, this is actually a great idea! You could make a themepark called "Fürer Land" where one can reexperience Der Dritte Reich. With stuffed dummies of Hitler and Goebbels which you can take a picture of together with your kids!

And you could have an avenue called "Happy Days in Vienna" where foreign workers from Marocco and India can be dressed up as jews. Then people can enjoy kicking and spitting on them while they clean the streets with thoothbrushes. After this one can wave them goodby as they are loaded upon trucks and driven away.

And at 8 pm every day you would of course have a chrystal night in this street, where the public can trash some windows and write "Jüde" on the walls! Marvelous idea. And of course at 10 pm there would be a grand parade through "Fürer Land" where one might get an helmet and a coat and join in. If you know the lyrics of "Horst Wessel Lied" they will maybe even give you a banner to hold.

I bet this would do real good for the german tourist industry. To get it started they for sure would get funds from BMW and Siemens. I mean both companies have suported these things before, haven't they.

But Germany have to move quick here because I think the Americans would love to put this idea into life. 

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