Make light of tragedy


By the time the family had gathered their possessions, it was close to lunchtime.
‘I’m hungry,’ said Becky. ‘When are we eating?’
‘Certainly not any time soon,’ joked her father, jerking his thumb at the soldiers. ‘Unless they want to share their rations with you!’ The family laughed.
‘Not likely,’ said Ethan. ‘Besides, I hate German food.’
‘Hey, I heard that,’ said the nearest soldier, smiling. ‘Right, no bratwurst for you!’
‘No thanks!’ laughed Ethan.
‘Right, that’s enough chat,’ said the soldier, patting Ethan on the head. ‘It’s off to the holocaust for all of you. And hurry it up, you crazy kids. I’ve got a busy day’s genocide ahead of me.’

11 comments:

  1. Oh that is just so WRONG!!! LOL!

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  2. hahahaha oh man.... :D

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  3. line crossed.

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  4. I agree. it's unconscionable the way he maligned German food.

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  5. Ha! Most excellent, as always. :)

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  6. This could quite possibly be the most offensive thing I have read this week.

    I laughed until people gave me strange looks in the office.

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  7. Holocaust jokes are quite offensive, Anne Frankly I can Nazi why people find them so amusing.

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  8. As a German, I have to seriously agree with this. It drives me crazy when people think that kind of thing is witty.

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  9. For some reason this reminded me of Asterix.

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  10. That's vile. I love it.

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