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Rudolph Herzog
Rudolph Herzog is the author of Dead Funny: Humor in Hitler's Germany (Melville House Publishing), a groundbreaking look at the role of humor in Nazi Germany that Der Spiegel described as "a thrilling book." As a filmmaker, Herzog is best known for the reality crime series The Heist which aired on Channel 4 (U.K.) and was called "riveting" by The Daily Telegraph. He has also made documentaries about crossing the Atlantic in a raft and the doomed Arctic expedition of the famous explorer Roald Amundson. His documentary on humor in the Third Reich, Laughing With Hitler, scored top audience ratings on German Channel 1 and was also broadcast in English translation on the BBC. He is the son of the celebrated filmmaker Werner Herzog. Author website:

Blog Entries by Rudolph Herzog

War Jokes: Humor In Hitler's Germany

(311) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Almost everyone has heard of classic films such as Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" and Mel Brooks' post-war satire "The Producers," both of which poke fun at the Nazis. What is less known is that hundreds of political jokes circulated within the Third Reich itself. I collected some of the...

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11 Most Offensive Comparisons To Hitler (PHOTOS)

(24) Comments | Posted May 10, 2011 | 7:11 AM

When I wrote my book Dead Funny: Humor in Hitler's Germany I came across a rather intriguing concept that was put forward by the American attorney Mike Godwin. He postulated "Godwin's Law" in 1990 which states that the more heated a debate becomes, the more likely it seems...

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