Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Chewish Question

I have been reading a fascinating book, a collection of maybe 300 essays on life and politics in the Weimar Republic, and one of the pieces was so incisive, though written 82 years ago, I have to share it.

It seems the years in Germany between 1919 and 1933 were not about the Jews but about the chews!

The essay is by Ernst Lorsy, "The Hour of Chewing Gum," or "Die Stunde des Kaurummus," originally appearing in Das Tagebuch No. 26, June 26, 1926, pp. 913-915, in "The Weimar Republic Sourcebook" edited by Anton Kaes, Martin Jay and Edward Dimendberg and published in 1993 by the University of California Press.

Because of the fact I made an image from a pdf, this may require you to either click on the text to open it up for reading ease, or simply ignore it!

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