Harnessing Anarchy for Hitler The Nazis' Bid to Control Carnival

Germany's Carnival is an expression of anarchic fun and mockery of those in power. Yet the Nazis sought to harness the potential of the festivities for their own ends. Anti-Semitic floats and speeches attacking Germany's enemies were commonplace, and defiance was rare.
Von Siobhán Dowling
An anti-Semitic float from 1934 in Cologne: The Nazis had a bigger influence on Germany's Carnival than is widely believed.

An anti-Semitic float from 1934 in Cologne: The Nazis had a bigger influence on Germany's Carnival than is widely believed.

Foto: NS-Dokumentationszentrum Köln
Photo Gallery: Carnival in the Third Reich
Foto: NS-Dokumentationszentrum Köln
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Photo Gallery: Carnival in the Third Reich

Photo Gallery: Carnival in the Third Reich
Foto: NS-Dokumentationszentrum Köln
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Photo Gallery: Carnival in the Third Reich

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