GERMANY – Fatherland No More? Equality Boss Wants German Anthem Change


TIMES OF ISRAEL – A German equality official reportedly wants to change the country’s national anthem to make it more gender-neutral, including by removing a reference to “the Fatherland.”

The Weekly Bild am Sonntag reports that Kristin Rose-Moehring suggested replacing the word “Vaterland” with “Heimatland,” which roughly translates as homeland.

The newspaper reported Sunday that Rose-Moehring also proposed replacing another male-specific word, “brotherly,” with “courageous.”

Rose-Moehring, who speaks for the 25 equality officials in Germany’s top federal departments, suggested making the change on March 8, International Women’s Day.

Austria and Canada have both removed gender-specific terms from their anthems in recent years.

Germany officially cut its national anthem to only the third stanza of August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben’s lyrics in 1991. The Nazis favored the first stanza, which declares “Germany above all.”


  1. #1 by lobro on 03/04/2018 - 9:34

    your choice here
    (transland, shoaland, guiltland, braunnäseland, pussywhipland, migrantland, shabboland, ducheland, whoreland, grovelland, …}
    über UNTER alles.
    The rats are underneath the piles.
    The jew is underneath the lot

    what a long, graceless fall from the triumph of the teutoburger wald, when under the leadership of arminius, german tribesmen outwitted and wiped out 3 previously invincible roman legions.

    now they don’t even merit the dead cat bounce, lest the dead cats be offended.

  2. #2 by mothman777 on 03/05/2018 - 9:34


  3. #3 by Derek on 03/05/2018 - 9:34

    “The chancellor is very happy with our nice national anthem as it is in its traditional form and doesn’t see any need for change,” spokesman Steffen Seibert told a regular news conference on Monday.

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