Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to German Publishers



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After Tolkien finished The Hobbit, a German publisher demanded that he prove his Aryan ancestry to be published in Germany. This is his reply. You can hear more of my voice overs at http://aaronharmon.com/?page_id=7

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5 Responses

  1. Mr Coolness says:

    Yeah he was probably one of the coolest German ever

  2. Aaron Harmon says:

    Sind Sie Deutch? Ich lerne Deutch, aber ich bin nicht fliessend.

  3. Aaron Harmon says:

    Thanks. I agree that a win for the Nazi would have been a loss for the world.

  4. Ralf Rath says:

    It is very good that Tolkien has said. Aryan or not Aryan was only a question
    of time – the problem: there were people like Adolf Hitler who believed in that Aryan are better then Non Aryan, but this was an error of a whole generation and of that time – and if Germany has not lost the War II – germany were lost for the whole world! – and therefore also the whole cultur were lost – a high price for mankind!

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