Interesting postcard

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Max
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Interesting postcard

Post by Max » 22 Jun 2021 07:57

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https://pantorijn.blogspot.com/search/l ... 20serie%27
Title: All nations that fought in the world war
pay homage to the "unknown soldier".
In Paris he rests under the "Arc de Triomphe".
In London he sleeps his last sleep
under the black marble of Westminster Abbey
In Berlin, however, he resides in the Reichskanzler-Palais.
Germany is the only country where
the "unknown soldier" is not dead, but lives

frederik böök, Swedish Academy, stockholm

Quote by Martin Fredrik Böök (1883-1961)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredrik_B%C3%B6%C3%B6k
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Re: Interesting postcard

Post by Hans1906 » 24 Jun 2021 12:26

Max, thanks for sharing the "poem" by Fredrik Böök.
In Berlin aber residiert er im Reichskanzler-Palais.
Deutschland ist das einzige land,
in dem der "unbekannte Soldat" nicht tod ist, sondern lebt
Apart from the very poor translation on the above website, this "ode" was of course to Adolf Hitler, who always described himself as a simple soldier of the First World War.
And now resides vicariously in the Reich Chancellor's Palace.

Perfidious propaganda of a Swedish sympathizer, unfortunately the "card" is not dated, the Führer must have liked the "card" very much, fit perfectly into his understanding of history at that time. :roll:

One would hope that such texts would be translated at least somewhat properly.
Unfortunately, this is very rarely the case.


Hans
Es ist im Leben wichtig, viel zu wissen.
Manchmal ist es noch wichtiger, zu wissen, daß man nichts weiß.

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Re: Interesting postcard

Post by Max » 27 Jun 2021 07:22

Hi Hans
In what way do you consider it to be a "poor translation"?
What would be a proper translation?
Does this translation demean the intended meaning ?
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