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from Haaretz.com

The Holocaust, Tarantino-style: Jews scalping Nazis
By Assaf Uni
Tags: Israel NewsHolocaust 
BERLIN – For weeks, Germany’s tabloids and culture pages have been preoccupied with Quentin Tarantino’s film “Inglorious Bastards,” slated to start filming next week in Germany.  

While the tabloids are drooling over the movie’s star, Brad Pitt, who is moving with his wife Angelina Jolie and their children to a villa close to Berlin (“The most beautiful couple in Wannsee,” one headline declared), the serious media is focusing on another angle: Is Germany ready for a Tarantino-style treatment of World War II? 

An early draft of the script leaked onto the Internet three months ago suggested the film would contain scenes of bloody vengeance exacted by Jews against Nazis. One campaign would be carried out by Jews in the U.S. Army intent on scalping Nazi soldiers on occupied French soil; another would be a Jewish refugee’s revenge against the Nazi officer who murdered her parents. 

Pitt is to play Jewish-American Lt. Aldo Raine, the leader of a revenge squad known as “The Bastards,” who launch a killing spree in which they hang, torture, disembowel and scalp German soldiers and engrave Swastikas on their foreheads, according to the leaked draft. 

The film is raising controversy in Germany, where the subjects of World War II and the Holocaust are usually restricted to historical discourse. 

“This is pop culture meeting Nazi Germany and the Holocaust with unprecedented force,” said the film critic of SuedDeutche Zeitung, Tobias Kniebe. “The effects of this collision are utterly unpredictable.” 

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Posted on October 8, 2008 by Editor

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