Thursday, January 17, 2013

Friday Flash Fiction 55 - The Dr. Seuss of the Third Reich

"What are you reading there?"
The boy held the book up for viewing. "Cowboys and Indians."
The Professor grimaced, glaring at the book is if it were slimy. "What nonsense. How will Cowboys and Indians help you succeed in life?" He asked and walked away believing this student was definitely the least likely to succeed.


Hitler would later remark: "I owe to Karl May my first ideas about geography, and the fact that he opened my eyes to the world."






As always, Danke Schoen to Herr G-Man for being a supremely gracious host!

32 comments:

  1. I like it - educational 55. Thanks.

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  2. So that's what happened to me! To this day I still love old westerns.

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    1. Mr. C, I don't think you are anything like Hitler. At least I hope not.

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  3. Flash Non-Fiction? I'd love to know if this is true or not. Fascinating!

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    1. I have no idea. I just googled Hilters Favorite Book and it all just came from there.

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  4. I HATE Green Eggs and Schnitzle!!
    Horton Cremates a Who!
    Cat in The Hat invades Poland!
    Brandi Bunny, very profound piece of work here Young Lady...Tres Bien!
    Loved your Socialist 55
    Thanks for playing, thanks for all your help, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. I watched The Producers on Netflix (Nathan Lane) and laughed through the whole thing. I think Will Farrell was my favorite.

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  5. Clever and informative. Enjoyed it.
    You'll find mine here.

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  6. Thanks for the quick historical tour, reminding us that we must be wide awake to such atrocities happening again.

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    1. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it

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  7. Never knew this. Good tid-bit of information here. Thanks.

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  8. Narrow minded people make the stupidest assumptions!
    Wow- thanks for introducing me to a new author-hopefully I can find some of his stories to read!
    thanks-

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  9. Hi auntie Brandie I gave you an award come take a look!hehehe,xx Speedy

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    1. I am posting it on my blog in the morning, Speedy, darlin'.

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  10. Really? Interesting 55, and I'm now trying to get silly Seuss/Hitler titles out of my head. Thanks for nothing G!

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  11. My mother has the same birth day as Hitler and was born 2 towns away (different years, though.) The things that influence Hitler are scary.

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    1. Just googled Hitlers Favorite Book and went from there.

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    1. And Karl May wrote CHILDRENS books...

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  14. that's just plain scary seeing "DE-KU-KLUX-KLAN" at the bottom of the book's cover.

    potent 55.

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    1. It is said that Hitler used to give copies of Karl May's writings to his lessers and lackeys to inspire them to be great like the characters in the book...

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  15. I looked this guy up, and apparently May was against ethnic prejudice and unnecessary violence. Clearly Hitler misread these books, if that's the case.

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