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Quotes from Er ist wieder da. But I am sure that the smartest of the not-so-smart readers will have figured out a way how this could be done, even though as I have heard the author did not bother to elaborate. Overall though this is an intelligent, interesting and thought-provoking book. I mean, come on, would you view any protagonist who promotes the organized extermination of specific human races as something worth doing as positive? It says: Die Krankenschwester kommt herein: Yet in order to learn this true fact, readers could have saved themselves the expense for this book.
Yet here, I have to admit that it was a disadvantage not to have read the whole book. But I am sure that the smartest of the not-so-smart readers will have figured out a way how this could be done, even though as I have heard the author did not bother to elaborate.
And this may be true. However, for those with somewhat elevated brain function, I would recommend a few other books instead of the above mentioned.
For instance: A Holocaust Childhood Remembered", by Ruth Klueger And if something humorous is desired, by all means, look for a different topic.
Note for those who are a bit slow on the uptake: View all comments. Mark Hebwood I get you, Lilo. Of course, that is precisely what Timur tries to highlight in his book - people will flock to dictators when they feel forgotten and I get you, Lilo. Of course, that is precisely what Timur tries to highlight in his book - people will flock to dictators when they feel forgotten and betrayed, and they will listen to populist messages because they have nothing to lose.
Nobody will remember historical lessons, and before you can say "Timur did not execute his idea well", we have Trump, Salvini, the AfD in German parliament, and Brexit. But enough of the silly book. My thoughts are with you and I sincerely hope that you will be able to catch a break. On your current administration, all I can say is that at least you guys are able to vote the dude out of office, and there is a limit on how long he can remain.
In the UK, we have no such get-out We may still get to be neighbours in Canada. Vancouver is looking increasingly interesting Speak soon, Your friend Mark Lilo Mark Hebwood wrote: Of course, that is precisely what Timur tries to highlight in his book - people will flock to dictators when the Mark Hebwood wrote: Of course, that is precisely what Timur tries to highlight in his book - people will flock to dictators when they feel forgotten and betrayed, and they will listen to populist mess Will Americans vote the dude out of office?
That's a big question mark. Re Canada: I advise against Vancouver. We purchased it for in case the U. We wanted to take our RV and go to see this property last summer, but then, we not only had the wildfires here close to our property in Utah and ended up evacuated , but also all the mountain roads we would have traveled were highly endangered by wildfires and could have become death traps.
Yet this is not all. We found that there were more than 5, wildfires burning in B. Thus, our little acreage in B. I have lived in Toronto for 9 years in the s. I traveled the Canadian West in And before we bought this little acreage in early , I researched the Canadian West thoroughly. I just overlooked that B. Dec 31, howl of minerva rated it really liked it Shelves: Do the Germans have the right to find Hitler funny? That's the mistaken question which seems to drive much of the controversy over this wildly popular novel in which Adolf Hitler, by mechanisms which are wisely left unexplained, returns from the dead and finds himself whole and well in modern day Germany.
What does he make of the world and what does he do with himself? He does what he does best: An instant TV and YouTube hit, he is taken to be a hilarious Hitler impersonator who can speak truths that no-one else dares to in the era of political correctness.
The parts of the book that show Hitler's reaction to contemporary society are in fact quite funny. He's appalled by the profusion of newspapers purveying mindless dribble. Television, that splendid propaganda tool, shows gardening shows and melodramas.
Mobile phones, the internet and chain stores are all developments which a transplant from the first half of the twentieth century finds wondrous and monstrous. But as the book goes on, you realise what Vermes is doing.
You've started to like Hitler. He's a stroppy, avuncular, highly articulate, tee-total vegetarian who loves children and loves nature, loves order and discipline and wants his country to be strong and successful.
He finds unlikely friends in the Green party as he enthusiastically supports energy independence and renewable energy. He makes some good points about the debacle in Afghanistan. He states bluntly that with the recipe of internet, mass-entertainment and a minimal baseline of social-welfare, global capitalism has found an opiate that lets it continue its accumulation unchecked and unquestioned.
And he has some chilling observations on Germany's uneasy relationship with its nationalist-socialist past. When a colleague accuses him of defending the Nazi swine, he replies: Und das ist nicht ganz falsch, es hat diesen Versuch in der Tat gegeben.
Doch er ist unter blutigen Opfern gescheitert. Die Folge war ein anderer Weg. Ja, sogar Juden Die Partei hatte damals schon vier Millionen Mitglieder. Und auch das nur, weil ab keine weiteren Mitglieder mehr aufgenommen wurden. Es gab entweder ein ganzes Volk von Schweinen. Oder das, was geschehen ist, war keine Schweinetat, sondern der Wille eines Volkes. And that is not entirely false; in fact that attempt was made.
In Munich, Yet it failed, in a bloody martyrdom. Consequently, another way was taken. In no people was overpowered by a propaganda action. A leader was elected in a manner which even now would be considered legitimate democratic process. A leader was elected who set out his plans openly, with crystal clarity. The German people elected him. Yes, even Jews The party at that time had 4 million members. And only because from no further memberships were accepted.
It could have been 8 million; 12 million by I do not believe any of the parties today enjoy anything near such popular support Either there was an entire people of swine. Or, what happened was no swinishness, but the will of a people. As, all over the world, the political centre of gravity drifts to the extreme right, this is a warning we would do well to heed.
View all 73 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have finally managed to read this controversial book, and now I understand why it has become so controversial.
This is cutting satire which pulls no punches, in the tradition of Jonathan Swift - many a time you will flinch while reading it. This is the way I believe that satire should work: It did this for me. I laughed out loud in very few places - but all the whil I have finally managed to read this controversial book, and now I understand why it has become so controversial.
I laughed out loud in very few places - but all the while, my inner demon was seething with evil laughter. The premise of the novel is simple to the point of silliness. Hitler is deposited into the middle of modern-day Germany without any explanation whatsoever. People take him for a flawless impersonator, while he is very sincere in his motives - to set Germany "right".
While the country sees him as a comedian par excellence on TV, Adolf is using it as a means of propaganda to re-establish his philosophy in the minds of the Volk.
As the show and the showman become a runaway hit, he is wooed by different parties and gets a book contract - and at the end of the novel we realise with a shudder that Hitler is slowly re-emerging. The juxtaposition of a historical figure with modern society is a common trope used in many satirical plays in India: However, here we find modern society evaluated in the light of Nazi values celebrity culture and the ethics of journalism, for example , and we sometimes find ourselves agreeing with Hitler!
This is deeply disturbing, and forces us to question the values which we have become accustomed to - which is good, IMO, but which I suspect may get a lot of people pissed off.
A mirror is sometimes very difficult to look into. Another disturbing fact Hitler's popularity. In the guise of "humour" only for the audience-the Fuhrer is in dead earnest , so much of hatred for the "other" is tolerated, nay, even encouraged.
It made me question the limits of satire itself - for example, in a joke aimed at a particular community, are we laughing at the issue or the target community? For example, do we see a magazine such as "Charlie Hebdo" satirising society or insulting religion?
So while applauding Hitler as a comedian, is society tacitly putting the seal of approval on his dangerously eccentric ideas - due to its own ingrained racism?
Continuing in the same vein: The novel is brilliantly written, in Hitler's unreadable prose I could recall my experience of reading Mein Kampf which shows him up for what he was - a pompous ass with murderous ideas. I think this is the root of the criticism that the novel makes Hitler likeable. It doesn't. It makes him silly.
Such a man could not come to power, and commit murder on such a grand scale, without the active collusion of the majority - at least sins of omission if not those of commission. By the time the world realised the depths of the depravity of this madman, it was too late.
The novel warns us that it is all the more possible in modern society, with the vastly improved means of propaganda at its disposal. IMO, it doesn't. What it does is that it diminishes Hitler.
It says: Such monkeys will come in future also. Please don't lift them to your shoulders and allow them to put a chokehold on you. View all 28 comments. May 26, Manny marked it as to-read. Most people have praised this witty satire, though a few elderly Germans and Holocaust survivors seem, for some unaccountable reason, to find it offensive. I do not properly understand their objections, and have decided to follow the majority opinion. My own contribution to this new and exciting genre is a screenplay based on the life of the late Jimmy Savile, the celebrated English entertainer and serial pedophile.
Although in form a lighthearted sex comedy, the work, needless to say, in no way Most people have praised this witty satire, though a few elderly Germans and Holocaust survivors seem, for some unaccountable reason, to find it offensive.
Although in form a lighthearted sex comedy, the work, needless to say, in no way condones pedophilia. My aim, rather, is to draw attention to the cult of celebrity and the increasing sexualization of young children, both of which I deplore. At risk of sounding immodest, I am rather proud of my little piece.
It contains references to an eclectic mixture of highbrow and lowbrow sources; both Lolita and Come Play With Me. I am particularly pleased with the sequence where Savile rapes an eight year old Rwandan refugee, which cleverly parodies an episode from Black Emmanuelle Meets the Wife-Swappers.
I have shown my draft to a number of people and met varying reactions. Subjects under the age of five are generally positive, though a few of the older ones complain that the sex is too tame.
Adults, however, seem very reserved. I have no idea what they are talking about. Can someone help me?
Jonathan Maitland has stolen my idea! View all 49 comments. May 19, Mark Hebwood rated it it was ok. Running into ideas For the last few days I've been reading Timur's book, and yesterday I finished it. That is usually the time when I force my opinion on the world - it was time to leave a review on Goodreads.
As I was walking home after work, I thought about my upcoming review. What to say about this? What did I think? I wasn't sure. Actually, I had trouble deciding what this book was about Did it leave me with any lasting impressions? Not really. Any deeper insights? Anything lighter maybe Running into ideas For the last few days I've been reading Timur's book, and yesterday I finished it. Anything lighter maybe?
Yes maybe. This was amusing at times, but surely nothing more? For the most part, this felt fluffy, the narrative remained surreal, and kept me at a distance. So what to say about this? What is the point of this book? I decided to leave my review until tomorrow and went out for a run along the Thames. London lay in the evening rays of spring, the sun gleaming off the water, diners and drinkers lining the embankment chatting and laughing, the work week a memory, the weekend days a promise.
The mood was light, the city was buzzing, and the world was good. I set out and became part of the urban summer. Running hard for a stretch, walking the next, I tried to execute a technique the experts call "interval training". I am in a walking phase of my workout, Timur's book firmly forgotten, when I became aware of a memorial plaque I had never before noticed. It said "In memory of the 40 dead and 60 injured when a direct hit destroyed an air raid shelter close to this spot in ".
And then I got it. That is what Timur's book is about. That is what it wants to be.
And that is also what it does not manage to be. What this book wants to be Timur's book wants to be satire. It wants to be scathing, and it wants to be malicious. It wants to be your friend.
And then it wants to betray you, and slap you in the face. While you stare at it, unbelieving and hurt, it wants to stand tall and proud. It wants to point at you, in silent accusation, in moral rectitude. How do I know it wants to do all this? Well, from hindsight, it is clear enough, really. Odd that it required a memorial plaque for me to see it. Timur has his fictional Hitler narrate his story as I-narrative, so we are always in Adolf's head.
Timur imitates the historical Hitler's speech mannerisms chillingly well - the convoluted syntax is there as much as Hitler's rambling, often unstructured thoughts. Timur is even spot on when bringing the body language back to life Hitler so famously used in his public speeches.
And as we are supposed to see the world through Hitler's eyes, we are expected to discover that for the most part, these eyes are not those of an evil psychopath, but allow insights into the inner workings of a reasonably normal person, a person with strengths and weaknesses, a person who is uncertain at times, experiences pain and joy, and can be charming.
A person like you and me. Not like you and me. This is where the book wants to slap us in the face. And here is how.
The following scene shows Adolf in conversation with his secretary, Fraulein Kromeier, who has just told him that she cannot work for him any more. We enter the scene as Kromeier shows Adolf a photo of her grandmother's family, taken in I read the book in the original, but translate the passage into English: I have not gone to war for six long years that I could not guess what personal tragedies would be involved in this.
What wounds untimely death tears into the souls of the innocent. Six weeks later. This photo, it touched my heart. These people were gassed! The man, the woman, the boys did not look like criminals, like gypsies, not a bit like Jews.
That was truly astounding, I myself would have failed to arrest these people, as German as they looked, I was so puzzled, at first I even thought I should take the opportunity and thank Himmler for his painstaking and impartial work in this matter. How dare you allow yourself to be lured in by this man? I stand before the book, helpless, and I feel exposed. Something has been revealed to me. Something painful.
Something grotesque. Is it possible that I would have let myself been drawn into the schemes of a twisted murderer? Is it possible that I would not have seen Hitler coming, would not have been able to look forward as clearly as I am able to look back? The book stands tall and proud.
It points at me. I cower before it, and I am ashamed. What I think this book is In my quote, Timur's book is all it could have been. But the passage is only five pages long. It stands alone with perhaps two or three other such instances in a book of pages.
And because of that, its impact dilutes hopelessly. It is a drop of vitriol in the ocean. And the rest of the book, I am afraid to say, feels rather innocuous. It is amusing at times, but when it isn't, and this is often, it comes over as strangely dull and pointless. It is also disjointed, many of the chapters do not serve any obvious purpose and do not advance the plot. In particular in its final quarter, the book feels more like "Adolf's adventures in modern day Berlin. What would happen if Hitler went out to buy razorblades?
Sometimes this is hilarious, but even at its best, these episodes never rise above the status of a harmless anecdote. In the end, Timur chose a protagonist who just remains too artificial. From page one it is clear that Timur's fictional Hitler is a literary device , and as such, Adolf remains an abstract notion throughout the majority of the book. I think Timur would have been able to deliver his cathartic face-slapping to much better effect had he chosen to write a fictional biography of Adolf Hitler.
Now that would have been evil! A Hitler who wakes up in 21st Century Berlin and rails at graffiti and day-time telly? Yea that makes me smile but in the end, so what?
No chance to confuse Adolf with Hitler. Now that would be chilling. Adolf would still be the fictional Hitler, but no prizes for guessing that we would forget this over the course of pages. What this book is perceived to be And yet, even though for the most part a harmlessly amusing book I think so, anyway , Timur's intended satire still managed to polarise public opinion in Germany.
Mostly, people were unsure whether Hitler represents an appropriate subject for political satire or not. Leaving that aside, I found it illustrative to read through some of the reviews readers published on amazon and goodreads. It appears to me that many who liked the book liked it for the "right" reason - the idea that laughing along with Hitler is something that sticks in your throat, something that makes you think about whether the historical Hitler would again receive adulation in modern-day Germany and, by extension, in the societies of the 30 odd countries into whose languages the book was translated.
But still, many positive reviews stay quite close to the actual book, and ask themselves whether Hitler may have been a talk-show host, or would indeed be able to side with the Green party. I wonder whether these thoughts do not, in the end, essentially miss the point.
And I think I am finding the point when I look at some of the negative reviews. At least some readers are intensely emotional about the book, to the point that they are advocating not to read it, or even to suppress it. Views are expressed that freedom of speech needs to find a natural restriction when such freedom might insult the sentiments of others. This is a complex issue and I cannot do it justice here - but we need to remember that these views are directed against a specific example of free speech, and not offered as a theoretical view.
And this, finally, delivered the chilling punch I had been missing so much in the book. The lure of radical views is subtle.
Dictators tend to suppress freedom of speech for reasons that they genuinely believe in. These reasons may feel twisted, misinformed, and cynical to those whose views are suppressed.
But it feels too easy to dismiss the Hitlers, Stalins and Honeckers of this world as evil, crazed psychopaths who live in a world apart from that inhabited by intelligent, enlightened, and life-competent individuals.
The part inhabited by us. The truth may be much more subtle, and it is likely to be uncomfortable. In an attempt to make sure that "it never happens again", we may be inclined to suppress freedom of speech in order to protect the innocent.
But it is not by suppression of ideas seen as potentially harmful that freedom is protected. Freedom is protected if members of a society embed the chorus of their voices in democracies governed by the rule of law. Doing so will dilute the impact of any one view, and yet allow each one to be heard. And looking at some of the views expressed in the wider debate about this book, I wonder whether a threat to the open society may not come from those wishing to protect it as much as from those sworn to destroy it.
Had Timur been able to deliver this disturbing thought in a masterful satire, I would have given it 5 stars. But he didn't, and so I didn't. View all 27 comments. I can guess what you're thinking: I can understand that. But I also think that comedy, and satire in particular has a great deal of value in making us think about situations and people in ways we might not have before.
I imagine a few peo 4. I imagine a few people like me will consider themselves irreverent and try this because of the 'shock' value. I know I saw the fantastically simple but instantly recognisable cover and was sold. Thing is, this isn't written for its shock value.
At least, I don't think that's it's major point. It's not disrespectful. It's certainly not cheap laughs and stereotypes. This is a well-thought-out, witty and very relevant satire on modern life, on the media, on our own sense of humour. At times it's frightening how like sheep people can be, were then, still are. We have to take one giant leap for it to work - Adolf Hitler from suddenly wakes up in modern-day Germany. We never find out how, even he doesn't spend too long questioning. To immerse yourself in what happens after, you just have to accept it.
Initially disorientated, he doesn't let his unfamiliar surroundings faze him for long. Soon TV producers come calling and a slot on a comedy show beckons. What was once a hypnotic despot is now a hypnotic comedy performer. Is this the point? That we can only laugh at the ravings of a madman now, now that our society would not take him seriously? It's something you think you might find appalling. After all, this is Adolf Hitler.
But even the 'Jewish question' is well handled. I was worried about that. The modern world finding Hitler a comedy genius is itself pretty funny, as we are meant to find it: It does say a lot about the world today that we would very likely find this kind of thing 'post-modern', ironic, and think ourselves very witty for declaring it so.
How clever are we that can laugh at his comedic genius? In many ways this makes us no different to the many who followed blindly back in the 20s and 30s. Which of course makes it all the funnier in the book. Hitler's speeches are hilarious at times - his old, trademark style of speechmaking, his old speeches and phrases themselves used but to a vastly different audience.
But maybe not such a different one in many respects. Gullible in a different way? I did think reading this: I had a chill in one scene when Hitler gives a speech though I'm not certain, I believe it's a direct copy of a real one he gave in which he spouts about blood and sacrifice - truly horrific - but his TV crew interpret it as an elegy for a recently deceased colleague.
While it's funny, it's also an indictment of our sensibilities. You want him locked away, yet you want to see what other honours this society will laud him with. His views on TV shopping channels and cookery shows had me in stitches, for example: Providence had presented the German Volk with the wonderful, magnificent opportunity for propaganda, and it was being squandered on the production of leek rings.
Again though, we are not allowed to forget who this is - every technological advance he sees only as a potential tool for creating a new Reich.
Humour with real bite. How people react to him is fascinating - most find the 'Heil Hitler' amusing, his refusal to get out of character admirable, his improvisation astounding. And all that is funny. Yet the author also touches on the tragic - the elderly Jewish woman who cannot CANNOT find this national sensation funny, remembering the atrocities he or the person he is impersonating committed, the Nazi-haters who don't see satire but die-hard National Socialism.
It is the masses, as usual who are 'led' en masse to one opinion of him. I loved this. Only a few though. Most of this is perfectly-paced and wittily-written. You'll never read another book like it. I'm Jewish myself and found it original, hilarious and far from shallow.
Very scary too.
It treads the path of satire carefully. With fewer and fewer people around who can remind us in person of what Adolf Hitler did to so many, it is vitally important that this is a topic that never dies.
Satire is one way of keeping his revolting ideology in the public consciousness - we must never be deluded into adulation of such a creature. A new generation can enjoy and ponder on this book, and not let the past die. Review of a Netgalley advance copy.
View all 4 comments. Dec 26, Lina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Update, 24th July I think I can now safely assume that it's a generational thing. There's been a rather heated argument with an older female reviewer of this book, and I figured I'd ask my grandparents about their opinions on the book.
My grandmother was born in in northern Germany, my grandfather , equally in nothern Germany. As my grandpa was at that point old enough, he had had to join the Deutsche Jugend German Youth - the group you entered before you entered the Hitler-Jugend. He is beaten up by far-right extremists who think he is mocking the memory of Hitler, unaware that he is the genuine article.
I got a little confused here. At age 75, I am entitled to a little brain fog. Anyway, it is o. While not every wannabe bestseller-author may be successful with such a book, it is, at least, worth a try.
Advice to fledgling authors: If this works out, you can always advance to bigger book projects, such as making an avuncular, likable protagonist out of Saddam Hussain or Nero — Nero, I er ist wieder da timur vermes, not Nehru, stupid! Yet here, I have er ist wieder da timur vermes admit that it was a disadvantage not to have read the whole book. But I am sure that the smartest of the not-so-smart readers will have figured out a way how this could be done, even though as I have heard the author did not bother to elaborate.
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