Hysteria is dedicated to Germans, Germans in America, Canada, Australia, South Africa,
South West Africa and wherever you are Germans
with the hope that you will have pride in your heritage and pass it on to yourr children and descendants.
The Kaiser he is sitting
Upon an ivory throne;
Of marble is the table
His head he resteth on.
His beard it is not flaxen;
Like living fire it shines,
And groweth through the table
Whereon his chin reclines.
As in a dream he noddeth,
Then wakes he, heavy-eyed,
And calls, with lifted finger,
A stripling to his side.
The ancient Barbarossa
By magic spell is bound,
Old Friedrich the Kaiser,
In castle underground.
The Kaiser hath not perished,
He sleeps an iron sleep;
For, in the castle hidden,
He’s sunk in slumber deep.
With him the chiefest treasures
Of empire hath he ta’en,
Wherewith, in fitting season,
He shall appear again.
Dwarf, get thee to the gateway,
And tidings bring, if still
Their course the ancient ravens
Are wheeling round the hill.
“‘For if the ancient ravens
Are flying still around,
A hundred years to slumber
By magic spell I’m bound
by Friedrich Rückert
50 million Americans have German ancestry
and German Americans represent 17% of the
total U.S. population and 26% of the non-
Hispanic white population. German was the top
reported ancestry in 23 states, and it was one
of the top five reported ancestries in every state
except Maine and Rhode Island. German is the
largest self-described ethnic group in the U.S.,
yet, less than 4%, or only 1.5 million
Americans, speak any German. In the early
twentieth century, German was the most widely
studied foreign language in the United States,
and prior to World War One more than 6%
of American school-children received their
primary education exclusively in German.
US Ethnic Composition in 2000
German in light blue
Hell: The Aftermath
World War Two: The Cultural and Physical Destruction of Germany