Laughter Is Healthier Than Hatred, Anyway

Hitler comedy has officially arrived in Germany, and no one quite seems to know whether such a thing represents progress or regression in the way Germans relate to the historical horrors of the Third Reich. “Just a few years ago, painting Germany’s biggest villain as comical was almost unthinkable in Germany. [But] few have complained that Jewish director, Dani Levy, went too far by portraying Hitler as a bed-wetter or showing him barking like a dog. Instead, critics have grumbled that he didn’t go far enough.”