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Mickey Mouse in the Gurs Internment Camp

There was once an internment/refugee camp in France that went by the name of Gurs. During WWII, after France joined up with the Nazis, Camp Gurs became home to non-French Jews and other “dangerous” people. Although this was a concentration camp, and obviously not a nice place to live, the people within Gurs were able to create for themselves a community that thrived on the arts. One prisoner, named Horst Rosenthal, created a couple of comic works before his death. One was titled “A Day in the Life of a Resident: Gurs Internment Camp, 1942”. I can’t find much about this one, but the other one, which a lot of people seem to love, is called “Mickey Mouse in the Gurs Internment Camp – Published without Walt Disney’s Permission.” Here are some panels:








you can read more about it in a paper titled: Mickey Mouse in Gurs – Humour, Irony and Criticism in Works of Art Produced in the Gurs Internment Camp.

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via Boing Boing, Scribd, and Disney History.

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The 1936 Berlin Olympics really did display Aryan Supremacy

Okay, this is another one of those things that’s always misrepresented in our media/culture/whatever. Books, TV shows, etc. love to present the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the following manner . . .

“Nazi scum Adolf Hitler staged the Olympics in an attempt to display Aryan supremacy and show the world the athletic prowess of the German athlete . . . BUT black African-American athlete JESSE OWENZ had other plans, earning FOUR gold medalz and showing how ATHLETICALLY INEPT those fucking Nazi skumz really were.”

Why is this representation super annoying? Because the GERMANS WON WAY MORE MEDALS THAN ANYONE ELSE AT THE BERLIN OLYMPICS. Good job, Jesse Owens. But also – good job, Nazis, you kicked our asses in the Gamez. I just think it’s really annoying that the 1936 Olympics are always misrepresented.

PS – There are a LOT of parallels between the 1936 Nazi Olympix and the 2008 China Commie Olympix. Examples include massive cleanups to impress foreigners, huge amounts of money spent to ensure victory in the medal count, rounding up of dissidents/undesireds, and so on.

Communist China = Nazi Germany

 

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