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Holocaust poetry
Posted by: Newton (---.dialup.osm.huntel.net)
Date: July 01, 2004 10:53PM

I have read lots of Holocaust poetry, but I have never come across poetry written from a Nazi perspective. Does anybody know of any poetry from a Nazi perspective?
Thanks


Re: Holocaust poetry
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: July 02, 2004 10:02AM

What an interesting question!

I don't know... but I will certainly give this some thought.

IN the mean time, look at TIME'S ARROW (a novel) by Martin Amis.


Re: Holocaust poetry
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: July 02, 2004 10:07AM

With trepidation, I just did a net search for "nazi poetry" and the first thing I found was a well tended page of "poetry in praise of Adolf Hitler, poetry generally written in a worshipful tone":

[www.calvin.edu]

I saw two more hits mentioning "Nazi poetry and song" but I didn't look at them for lack of time.

So that's one way to get poetry written frankly from a Nazi p.o.v.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR POETRY BY NON-NAZIS, WRITTEN AS IF SPOKEN BY A NAZI, that may be harder to search for.

Again, I recommend TIME'S ARROW by Martin Amis and also SOPHIE'S CHOICE by Wm. Styron. There's a passage in SOPHIE'S CHOICE (the book, not the movie) about what might have been going on in the mind of the captain who made Sophie choose. (I'll be vague in case you haven't seen or read it already.) For me, that's the heart of the book, the most amazing passage in it.


Re: Holocaust poetry
Posted by: RJAllen (---.creation-net.co.uk)
Date: July 02, 2004 10:31AM

The Fuhrer Bunker, by W D Snodgrass, is a set of dramatic monologues imagining the thoughts and views of leading nazis at the end of the war.


Re: Holocaust poetry
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: July 02, 2004 10:40AM

Newton, do you mean written by GERMANS ? Ones who may have joined the Nazi party because it was the thing to do during those times, without the benefit of hindsight?

or die-hard unrepentant Nazis?


Re: Holocaust poetry
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: July 02, 2004 05:11PM

Johnny: When in doubt, do BOTH. Newton may learn by reading what he has to read, if you know what I mean.




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