Sunday, February 12, 2017

Zero Hedge — Germans Outraged After US Tennis Association Plays "Nazi Anthem"

German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany's national anthem during a Fed Cup tie in Hawaii.
The version played included the first stanza, beginning "Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles, uber alles in der Welt" which was used as Nazi propaganda.
It translates as "Germany, Germany, above all, above all in the world" and was dropped after World War Two because of its association with Adolf Hitler….
Gaffe or trolling?

Reuters

8 comments:

Bob said...

They should have played the Beer Barrel Polka.

Bob said...

Even better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX5QNZtQXX4

Penguin pop said...

I'm so cynical these days, so I'm going with trolling.

lastgreek said...

Even better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX5QNZtQXX4


I think you got your links all mixed up, Bob. I'm sure this is the one you had in mind :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hWWfIA_eMU

Ralph Musgrave said...

The relevant tune actually pre-dates its use as the German national anthem, I think. The tune also appears in Church of England hymn books. We used to sing it at church when I was at school a long time ago.

andy blatchford said...

https://youtu.be/sigF0io-jKs

Bob said...

Please stand for the American National Anthem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn6mjZIE8xg

andy blatchford said...

BBC Newsnight trolling (for our American audience the BBC years ago at the end of the evenings programmes played the National Anthem)

https://youtu.be/WwsQ_5Wm4oo