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Mittwoch, November 26, 2003
I was pretty amused to find the german word "Verboten" used in the english language. Maybe we are a society of "Verbote", we have many of them. Even when I don't think we have more than anyone else, we seem to be the only one who have them all written down and enforced most of them. We don't have the freedom of speech in Germany. And many of us like it.
We can pretty say what we want here, but there are things about the Nazis, about Jews, about the Holocsast being forbidden. It's, for example, forbidden in germany to deny the holocaust. You know - there are those ugly models of mankind who claim that the Holocaust never happened or other rubbish like there have not been 6.000.000 jews killed in and around Nazi-Germany; or public talk like "all foreigners are parasites and have to be shot" or !all Asylum seekers have to be shot" and that. This stuff is truly "Verboten" and I must admit, I don't have a problem with that.
Some signs are also verboten here. Like the signs of the "Waffen SS", "Hitlerjugend" and so on. From most of them I knew it, but some others I didn't know.
I found at the lawblog (thank you Udo!) the link to a german site of the "Kriminalpolizei Hessen" with a list of some of the "Verboten" Signs, Songs and talks, if your German is okay, you would understand what it is abuot.