2nd volume, no. 6

Introduction to the content

In the first poem of this edition, Curt Bloch accuses the Nazi leaders of Idea Theft. He claims that they adopt socialist ideas from Vladimir Lenin (1870–1924) as well as from the European visionary Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894–1972) for their speeches. According to Bloch, they are incapable of producing original intellectual work. However, Bloch sees through the deceptive maneuver of Goebbels and the NSB representatives.

A newspaper report from 1942 states that Cannibals are wreaking havoc in Russia. The propaganda press uses this news to portray Stalin’s country in a negative light. In his verses, Curt Bloch imagines that Russians are already being taught cannibalism in school and are feasting “on each other from early to late.” So, it’s only a matter of time before Russian troops are “consumed by themselves.” However, for the German report on the „Krauts’ cannibal slapstick” the world responds with ridicule, and Stalin only smiles devilishly. On the contrary: Bloch considers the soldiers to be particularly well nourished because the troops make rapid progress.

In the third poem, Curt Bloch focuses on the German people’s Picture Cult. He describes how people used to decorate their living room wall alternately with portraits of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859–1941), Frederick the Great (1712–1786), Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898), President Paul von Hindenburg (1847–1934), and finally Adolf Hitler. However, the swastika symbol brought “the bankruptcy of all bankruptcies,” and „Your houses have disappeared.” The angry people no longer wished to hang the image of the German dictator but rather himself.