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Martina Kessel's Lecture "Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany"

Language: English

Martina Kessel's research examines the meaning and role of humor as an identity practice in Germany during the time of National Socialism in Germany. In this lecture, she explores the theory that non-Jewish Germans disguised violence as 'art' to justify their failure to comply with international or humanitarian beliefs.