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Germany, Germany Above All "The Parliament" Double Page

by Verena Kick

This is the photo that is paired with Tucholsky's poem titled "Das Parlament". A member of the German parliament is superimposed over a photograph of he German Reichstag so that it appears the man is about to fall asleep on top of the Reichstag. Some commentaries identify this politician as chancellor (Reichskanzler) Hermann Müller. The poem by Tucholsky refers to the elections in May 1928. The arrangements of the single verses let the stanza appear in a similar visual manner as the shape of the politician's legs.

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