Germany: A Winter's Tale

Date: 1937

Region: Europe

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature

Artist: Gyorgy Faludy (1910 - 2006)

Confronting Bodies: Pro-Nazi Hungarian government

Dates of Action: 1937

Location: Hungary

Description of Artwork: Faludy's translation of Heinrich Heine's Germany: A Winter's Tale describes Hitler as a "bloodsucking leader." The original by Heine is a satirical verse-epic that faced controversy in the 19th century.

The Incident: Faludy's translation of Germany: A Winter's Tale was banned in Hungary.

Source: Censorship, A World Encyclopedia, ed. D. Jones