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A Horse Is a Horse, Except for When That Horse Was Made by a Nazi for Hitler

A Horse Is a Horse, Except for When That Horse Was Made by a Nazi for Hitler

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 20 2015 7:50 PM

A Horse Is a Horse, Unless It’s a Nazi

Intended as a gift for Hitler, a 10-foot-tall bronze horse now stands in the courtyard of an elite German boarding school.

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One of the "Walking Horses" from Nazi sculptor Josef Thorak in front of die Neue Reichskanzlei in Berlin. One of Thorak’s horses is in front of a boarding school in Bavaria, Germany.

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Listen to Episode 324 of Slate’s The Gist:


On The Gist, the latest chapter in Germany’s ongoing struggle with the legacy of the Third Reich. The Wall Street Journal’s Mary M. Lane tells us about the outcry over a Nazi-era bronze horse that stands outside a boarding school in Bavaria. Then, on the occasion of the first two women to complete the Army Ranger course, we speak with Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the Army’s first female four-star general. She’s the author of A Higher Standard. For the Spiel, Mike has an idea why the new Man from U.N.C.L.E. tanked.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.