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The ‘Funny Language Magazine’ of Nazi Germany

9 January, 2010

Introducing Paustians, the ‘funny language magazine’ for Germans wanting to learn English and French.

Published from 1936-8, it contains comics about married life, crossword puzzles, facts, such as the longest railway bridge in Europe (in Copenhagen), articles comparing London to Paris (London is slow and regular; Paris smiles and sings!)–all written in English and French with German footnotes for the difficult words.

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5 January 1938

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15 August 1937

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Something about donating the Winter Charity Campaign (WhW)

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Along the lines of: It is the eternal principle that where there is an indomitable will, it cannot be broken.

These magazine were bought at a flea market in Bad Godesberg, Bonn for 50 cents each.  More Bad Godesberg finds to come…

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