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Humor in the Holocaust: Teaching the Holocaust to future Generations. The very idea of humor during the Holocaust may at first seem jarring—incongruous but not funny! In Western culture there is a long tradition of prejudice against humor, especially in connection with anything as tragic as the Holocaust.
And that other perspective is no less valuable than the tragic perspective. Not only do tragedy and comedy look at the same world, but they both focus on its problematic side.
Here they share a similarity with religion. Most problems involve evils of some kind, and a major function of religion, comedy, and tragedy is to help us deal with evil. Many people think of comedy as irrationally optimistic and therefore frivolous, but that is a misconception.
There is no humor in heaven. We make our plans for a career, and sickness frustrates us. We plan our life, and war reduces all plans to chaos. Indeed, the same irony can be religious, tragic, or comic. Consider the ancient idea that the best fate is not to be born. O that I had ended there and no eye had seen me, that I had been carried from the womb to the grave and were as though I had not been born.
But, if a man be born, then it is much the next best thing that he should return whence he came as quickly as he can. Two Jews in Berlin are discussing their plight.
Sometimes I think we would have been better off if we had never been born. The dominant theory of humor is the Incongruity Theory. To find something funny, according to this account, is to enjoy some incongruity in it. Jokes, for example, typically lead our minds along path A, and then at the punch line, send them off onto path B.
Our train of thought is derailed, and if we enjoy the mental jolt, we laugh. We do not always enjoy incongruity, of course. Enjoying incongruity rather than reacting with fear, anger, sadness, or other negative emotions, requires a certain playfulness and emotional disengagement.
To see the humor in situations, especially in our own problems, we have to adopt a higher, more rational perspective. Humans are the only species that laughs because we are the only animals whose minds can rise above the here and now, the real and the practical.
In saying that humor requires a playful, emotionally disengaged attitude, I do not mean that it does not apply to serious issues, nor that it does not accomplish anything. As we will see, humor can apply to the most serious issues and can accomplish a great deal.
During the Holocaust, humor served three main functions. First was its critical function: Second was its cohesive function: And third was its coping function: Successful comedians are never unintelligent or unnoticing people.
During the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich, humorists were among the first to call attention to what was going wrong.
The earliest criticisms of the Nazis came not from politicians or clergy, but from cabaret entertainers and newspaper cartoonists. His theory of the Master Race was the butt of dozens of jokes. There are two kinds of Aryans, one went:This page contains material which is kept because it is considered humorous.
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