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  • noun German culture or civilization, especially seen as authoritarian or racist during the period of world wars (1914-18 and 1939-45)


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From German Kultur, from Latin cultūra, whence also English culture.


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  • We will see that the serum for inoculation comes from the right part; and not until every microbe of German kultur is eradicated from his blood will we touch, handle, or have any dealings with the Hun.

    The British Navy 1918

  • Here and there and everywhere German kultur is undermining the very character of Christ.

    The Charter of Liberty 1916

  • When we contemplate these firstfruits of German "kultur" -

    Beautiful Europe: Belgium Joseph Ernest Morris

  • This probably saved a lot of trouble, for, judging by the spirited way they occasionally sang "_Deutschland, Deutschland über alles_," accompanied by an accordion, the spirit of patriotism and savage "kultur" still flowed in their veins.

    'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany Gerald Featherstone Knight

  • Thank God, America, by coming into the war, will help to stamp out this beastly 'kultur' from the world and make it a safe, clean place to live in for your womenfolk and mine -- our mothers, our sweethearts, our wives, and our daughters.

    The Stars and Stripes The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces

  • An exasperating though _not_ murderous "kultur" trick was to send us insulting messages down the stream enclosed in bottles, calling us

    A Soldier's Sketches Under Fire Harold Harvey

  • It was indeed gratifying to see British soldiers quartered in Bonn University, that home of "kultur" where the late Kaiser Wilhelm was educated.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts

  • Already the deeds of German 'kultur' had reached the ears of the inhabitants; indeed, many of those who had fled from the barbarous enemy bore signs of the gross ill-treatment inflicted by the 'kultured' foe, in furtherance of the advice of General Bernhardi and others to carry

    With The Immortal Seventh Division Edmund John Kennedy

  • But even these thick-skinned disciples of "kultur" and brutality were not disposed to be communicative.

    Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot

  • That is not the kind of kultur we wa nt here in America.

    Speech At A Meeting Of The No-Conscription League 1917


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