Talk:Kurt Tucholsky

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There is an error in this translation which significantly distorts Tucholsky's intended meaning. It should be:

    • Retranslated: "For four years there were whole square miles of territory in which murder was obligatory, while a half hour away it was just as strongly forbidden. Did I say murder? Of course murder. Soldiers are murderers."

The error hinges on the translation of the adjective "ganze," which in this context cannot mean "several."

Otto Hinckelmann



The German Wikiquote gives the following source for the first EN unsourced quote (The cruelty of most people is lack of imagination, their brutality is ignorance):

Horizontaler und vertikaler Journalismus", in: "Die Weltbühne", 13. Januar 1925, S. 49