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There is an error in this translation which significantly distorts Tucholsky's intended meaning. It should be:

    • Retranslated: "For four years there were whole square miles of territory in which murder was obligatory, while a half hour away it was just as strongly forbidden. Did I say murder? Of course murder. Soldiers are murderers."

The error hinges on the translation of the adjective "ganze," which in this context cannot mean "several."

Otto Hinckelmann otto5@ix.netcom.com

SourceEdit

Hi,

The German Wikiquote gives the following source for the first EN unsourced quote (The cruelty of most people is lack of imagination, their brutality is ignorance):

Horizontaler und vertikaler Journalismus", in: "Die Weltbühne", 13. Januar 1925, S. 49

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