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Exhibition "Germans and Fun?"

German Satirical Cartoons on Current News by Greser&Lenz

'... I apologise in the name of my government and my people for the goal at Wembley in 1966. It didn't go in'


Runs 4 May – 29 June at the German Historical Institute London
Mo, Tue, Wed, Fri: 10 am- 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Free Admission

Exhibition Opening:
Thursday 3 May 2012 at 6pm
at the German Historical Institute London

Introduction by
Johannes Leithäuser (Political correspondent of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in London)
and Anita O’Brien (Curator of the Cartoon Museum, London)

Do Germans have a sense of humour? The exhibition shows a specially chosen selection of cartoons by the German cartoonist duo Greser&Lenz. The satirical cartoons are dealing with topics from German, British and international current news and with current political and social debates. They illustrate a German view of the world and a very German sense of humour.

Achim Greser and Heribert Lenz are two renowned German cartoonists working for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - one of the biggest German daily newspapers - , the newsmagazine Stern and the satirical magazine Titanic.



Anita O'Brien, Curator of the London Cartoon Museum, talks about the importance of German cartoons from a British gaze at the inauguration of a Greser & Lenz exhibition at the German Historical Institute London in May 2012.

Heribert Lenz speaks to journalist Daniel Zylbersztajn (dzx2) during the opening of the German and Fun? Exhibition of Greser and Lenz at the German Historical Institute of London (German Language). The quality of the sound is poor due to high ambient noise, the content was therefore only useable in transcript written form. I didn't have a directional mic with me that could have assisted and Mr Lenz spoke quietly which is why the questions (from behind the mic) are picked up well against Mr Lenz. It was decided to make this available for public interest. The exhibition about Geser & Lenz run(s) at the German Historical Institute in London during May 2012.