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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 12/18/2019 | 750 Views | 3 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Hitler's Moustache and the Racial Corpus - The Hitler Nobody Knows

Episode 6: The General Interview with Prof Dr Friedrich Tietjen

Hitler’s distinctive toothbrush moustache has not been a subject of academic research for a long time. This may be what prompted cultural historian Prof Friedrich Tietjen, who has already worked…

The General Interview with Prof Dr Friedrich Tietjen
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 09/08/2019 | 5689 Views | 3 | Projects

Hitler's Moustache and the Racial Corpus - The Hitler Nobody Knows

"Der Schnurbart ist der Führer"

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Vienna
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The project
This project focuses on two propositions. Firstly, the geometric “toothbrush” – or, more bluntly, “Hitler” – moustache is a genuinely modern moustache since, in contrast to virtually any other facial hair, it in no way imitates the organic contours of the face or ornamental forms. Hitler adopted this style of moustache (which had by then become unfashionable) around or before 1923 and it immediately became a symbol that was as unmistakably associated with him as the Nazi swastika.…

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Björn Schmidt | 12/20/2016 | 1561 Views | Interviews

Das Scheitern einer "republikanischen Sprache"

Interview mit Jörn Retterath über den Volksbegriff in der Weimarer Republik

"Wir sind das Volk" – dies skandieren die Menschen bei den montäglichen Demonstrationen von PEGIDA in direkter Anlehnung an die Protestbewegung in der ehemaligen DDR. Der Begriff "Volk" scheint in…

Das Scheitern einer "republikanischen Sprache"