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Kung Fu Zu
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Post Re: Bill OReilly
on: February 20, 2018, 13:08
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I saw Cabaret in Germany in 1973. It was quite an experience. The problem with the film is that it does not show much of what havoc is being wrought by the Communists.

I believe in those years, Berlin was often called "Red Berlin" due to the large number of socialists/communists living there.

One of my favorite books of the period is "Three Comrades" by Remarque'. Another is "The Black Obelisk" also by Remarque'.

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Post Re: Bill OReilly
on: February 20, 2018, 13:40
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I believe you may have mentioned that book before. Here it is: Three Comrades. Sounds interesting. Might work as further reading after I finish the first season of "Babylon Berlin."

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on: February 20, 2018, 13:44
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I saw the play Cabaret while I was at Purdue. There are some differences, but I gather that the essence is still there.

The only book I've read by Remarque is All Quiet on the Western Front, which we had in senior English. It's one book whose title (originally Im Westen nichts Neues) is actually improved by the translation, being made even more bitterly ironic.

I looked up the other 2 on wikipedia. The Black Obelise is set during the hyperinflation, so the Nazis probably played at most a minor role. Apparently the famous quote "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic" (in the original novel it was "two million") actually came from there.

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Post Re: Bill OReilly
on: February 20, 2018, 13:51
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I believe I have mentioned Three Comrades before. They made a movie of it as well. I recall that Robert Young played one of the three fellows and he was, I think, beat to death by Nazis.

Remarque' was strongly anti-Nazi and they burned his books.

As to the Black Obelisk, I love its opening lines. You will have to look them up yourself, if you have interest.

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