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Germans Outraged After US Tennis Association Plays “Nazi Anthem”

Sunday, February 12, 2017 18:10
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Germany responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association made the embarrassing gaffe of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany’s national anthem during a Federation Cup tie in Hawaii, Reuters reported. The version played included the first stanza, beginning “Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles,” which was used as Nazi propaganda. Germany’s Andrea Petkovic described it as “the worst thing that has ever happened to me.”

The offensive first stanza has been banned in Germany since the end of the Second World War, but was inexplicably sung during the opening ceremony of the quarter final match on Saturday between  Alison Riske of the US and Germany’s Andrea Petkovic.


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  • JKnTX

    The stanza simply meant a united Germany rather than a loose assembly of German states, nothing more.
    As an American of German descent, I am not outraged in the least bit.

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