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How a Literary Prank Convinced Germany That ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Was Real

posted on 11 Jul 2019

Few fairy tales are as popular and beloved as the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel.” First published in 1812, the tale has been interpreted, revised, and parodied in myriad ways through the years. So one can imagine the furor in 1963 when a German writer claimed to have uncovered the real story behind the fairy tale.

Read the full article on this link to Atlas Obscura