Deutschland Erwache

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Deutschland Erwache

Post by M.Foster » 23 Apr 2004 10:31

I presume that the exhortation 'Deutschland Erwache' which appeared on the Nazi standard was coined by Hitler. Does anyone know when the phrase was first used?

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Post by WTW26 » 23 Apr 2004 11:18

It was in a poem by Dietrich Eckart, written in the early 20's.

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Post by Max Williams » 23 Apr 2004 11:26

The book by Ulric of England, "Deutschland Erwache", published by Roger James Bender, explains all.
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Re: Deutschland Erwache

Post by R.M. Schultz » 24 Apr 2004 05:59

I believe these are the lyrics
Deutschland Erwache by Dietrich Eckar / Hans Ganßer, 1922 wrote:|: Sturm, Sturm, Sturm, Sturm, Sturm, Sturm!
   Läutet die Glocken von Turm zu Turm! :|
Läutet, daß Funken zu sprühen beginnen,
Judas erscheint, das Reich zu gewinnen,
Läutet, daß blutig die Seile sich röten,
Rings lauter Brennen und Martern und Töten,
Läutet Sturm, daß die Erde sich bäumt
|: Unter dem Donner der rettenden Rache! :|
|: Wehe dem Volk, das heute noch träumt! :|
|: Deutschland, erwache, erwache! :|

|: Sturm, Sturm, Sturm, Sturm, Sturm, Sturm!
   Läutet die Glocken von Turm zu Turm, :|
Läutet die Männer, die Greise, die Buben,
Läutet die Schläfer, aus ihren Stuben,
Läutet die Mädchen herunter die Stiegen,
Läutet die Mütter hinweg von den Wiegen.
Dröhnen soll sie und gellen die Luft,
|: Rasen, rasen am im Donner der Rache, :|
|: Läutet die Toten aus ihrer Gruft! :|
|: Deutschland, erwache, erwache! :|

http://ingeb.org/Lieder/sturmstu.html
Germany Awake! by Dietrich Eckar / Hans Ganßer, 1922 wrote: Storm, storm, storm, storm, storm, storm!
Rings the bells from tower to tower!
It rings that sparks begin to spray,
Judas appears to win the Reich
It rings that bloodily redden themselves the rope
Ring loud burning and Martern and killing,
Storm rings that the earth rises itself
Under the thunder of the saving revenge!
Blows the people, who still dreams today!
Germany, awakes, awakes!

Storm, storm, storm, storm, storm, storm!
Rings the bells from tower to tower,
The men, the Greise, rings the Buben,
Rings, from its rooms
Rings the girls down the staircases,
Rings the mothers away from the cradles.
To roar are it and gellen air,
Lawns, race at in the thunder of the revenge,
Rings the dead ones from its Gruft!
Germany, awakes, awakes!
Melody@ http://ingeb.org/Lieder/sturmstu.mid

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Post by M.Foster » 24 Apr 2004 10:55

So much for presuming! Thanks very much everyone. It's a delight to be in such knowledgable company.

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Post by MAX_theHitMan » 24 Apr 2004 15:37

Very interesting piece of history.

Many thanks for posting this rare paper 8)


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Post by varjag » 25 Apr 2004 12:30

Agreed - and thks to Ramon for sharing that Faltblatt with us. Eckhart was a writer/poet and one of Hitlers earliest and more talented followers who made Hitlers entry into the more fashionable circles in Germany possible in the early twenties. The 'Deutschland Erwache' slogan - very powerful in it's appeal - appears to have become the monopoly of the Nazis. No other mainstream party, elsewhere or since I think - has dared to copy it. For the obvious reasons. Deutschland Erwache progressed to more alarming levels in the 1938 (?) ode to the Führer, 'Heil Hitler Dir..'

Deutschland erwache aus deinem bösen Traum!
Gibt fremden Juden in deinem Reich nicht Raum...

All diese Heuchler, wir werfen sie hinaus,
Juda entweiche aus unserm deutsche Haus....

Poor Dietrich Eckhardt - he didn't know what he had started....

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Post by Eva » 25 Apr 2004 19:36

Do you have the rest of the words to that song? I have it on MP3 and have been trying to piece the words together for a while now. I'd love to have a full text of it.

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Post by Nila MadhaVa » 27 Apr 2004 10:22

as i dont speak german (unless of course it english with a very bad german accent lol) i dont know what 'Deutschland Erwache' means...could someone please enlighten me??

thanks in advance.

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Post by Koen T » 27 Apr 2004 10:50

Eva wrote:Do you have the rest of the words to that song? I have it on MP3 and have been trying to piece the words together for a while now. I'd love to have a full text of it.
You can find the full text here:
http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=444
as i dont speak german (unless of course it english with a very bad german accent lol) i dont know what 'Deutschland Erwache' means...could someone please enlighten me??
"Deutschland Erwache" could be translated as "Germany, awake".

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Post by Nila MadhaVa » 29 Apr 2004 05:22

thanks for the explenation.

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