Germans, Americans, & History | The Grumpy Teacher

Eighteen months ago, before a game in Hawaii, the American tennis association managed to play what the Guardian described as the ‘Nazi-era’ national anthem of Germany.
I remember seeing the headline, and wondering if they had managed to play the Horst-Wessel-Lied. Nearly twenty years ago, when I was at college, the university Conservatives managed to get themselves into trouble by singing National Socialist songs at a function. That particular one was named, and I remember wondering what it was all about: as an undergraduate historian I had access to a vast collection of books, and no doubt…

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