13.12.20

"Why Germans Do It Better" alternative book cover.


You were really expecting this, weren't you? An alternative cover of this book started circulating on the internet, where someone replaces the industrial crane with an SS officer beating a victim of a Nazi concentration camp.

Being such a sensitive topic for contemporary German society, the cover with this reference to dark humor has been ignored by the German press. The image is subtle and it is only after a few minutes that we notice the slight change to the original design. The joke was obvious and inevitable but here it is for future memory.

The book, written by John Kampfner and published in August this year, tries to explain to us why a country devastated by war just 70 years ago, became the most important European economy, leaving the United Kingdom to look with envy at this technological, economic and cultural power. But, apparently, there are still people who remember the terror of the Nazi regime and do not want them to forget this ...



8.12.20

Chuck Yeager, first man to break the sound barrier, dies at age 97

The Air Force officer who was the first pilot to fly at supersonic speed, Chuck Yeager, has died at the age of 97. Along with such contemporaries as Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, Yeager was a symbol of American heroism. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY on his life and legacy. [MSN]