Thursday, June 01, 2006

Nový hlas and the Third Reich

Returning to the pages of Nový hlas, I find that following Hitler’s rise to power the magazine kept a watchful eye on the Nazi split personality regarding homosexuality. The magazine was, for instance, sarcastic about the German desire to root out the “Jewish plague” of homosexuality and praise the “holy German ideal” of romantic friendship.
And it was not amused by Czech comic Ferenc Futurista’s joke on the topic:
--Já musel z Říše, já nesnesl ten jejich národní nápoj…
--Jakéj nápoj…?
--No, kafe.
--Kafe?
--No jo. Hnědý a teplý.
(I had to leave the Reich, I couldn’t stomach their national drink… What drink? … Coffee… Coffee? …Yeah. Brown and warm (gay).)

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Dawn said...

What a great quote! Thanks for sharing! I assume you already know that brown refers to the Nazis -- the brown shirts!

June 02, 2006 12:29 AM  
Blogger Karla said...

Opravdu, věděla jsem to.

June 02, 2006 4:33 PM  

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