Yesterday, the U.S. Holocaust museum held a Twitter chat about the impending emergence of Hitler’s manifesto Mein Kampf from copyright and what the former owners, the city of Munich in particular and Germany in general, ought to do now that they can no longer easily inhibit its publication. My answer: they should let it be published.… Continue reading What Should Germany Do With Mein Kampf?
In the first months of Nazi rule, labor unions and opposition political parties ceased to exist as government and society were subjected to the Gleichschaltung process, which was intended to reorganize all institutions of German society to better align with Nazi policy. Leaders of the German Social Democratic and Communist parties (SPD and KPD, respectively) were forced… Continue reading Resistance to the Nazis in the 1930s
–Research the origin of the expression “Bull dyke”. (It’s actually a fascinating story.) –Discriminate between the terms “in stir” and “in the stir”. –Research why, and exactly when, Germany switched to 24 hour clocks. This is what I call fun: trawling slang dictionaries, the OED, other obscure books and databases. Is it any wonder Willow… Continue reading The Fun Bits Of Editing Galleys for Summer of Long Knives