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Dr. Neiburger joins the Neo Teutons.
Der Untertan (1951)
Heßling: "You joined a student corps?"
Hornung: "Sure, the Neo-Teutons. They're the tops."
Narrator: "Diederich became a drinksman."
Toastmaster: "Silence, brothers. I order a rousing Salamander toast."
Assembled around a long wood table, the brothers drain steins of beer to the shouted chant of "Eins, Zwei, Drei" [Not "Eins, Zwei, Drei, g'suffa," or "eins, zwei, gesoffen.")
Dr. Neiburger: "Fellow Neo-Teutons. Thank you for your salute."
Unidentified: "To mutual respect!"
Heßling: "I second that."
Narrator: "Drinking, speaking, toasting and sitting followed a ritual. It gave him a feeling of harmony." [00:18:30 - 00:20:00]
The Neo Teutons student fraternity was a parody of the Thule Society, originally a "Germanic study group" headed by Walter Nauhaus, which evolved out of the Germanenorden (or "Order of Teutons"), a secret society founded in 1911. The name can be found in the novel the film is based on, Heinrich Mann's The Loyal Subject (1919) : "He continued to cram, and on Saturdays he drank with the Neo- Teutons...."
S.K. Padover described the Nazis as neo-Teutons in "Who are the Germans?", an essay published in Foreign Affairs, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Apr., 1935), pp. 509-518

Der Untertan "The Kaiser's Lackey" (1951). Directed by Wolfgang Staudte, written by Heinrich Mann (novel "Der Untertan"), Fritz Staudte, Wolfgang Staudte. Werner Peters, Paul Esser, Renate Fischer, Ernst Legal, Raimund Schelcher, Eduard von Winterstein, Friedrich Maurer, Sabine Thalbach, Hannsgeorg Laubenthal, Friedrich Gnaß, Wolfgang Kühne, Fritz Staudte, Wolfgang Heise, Axel Triebel, Arthur Schrüder. 97 min | West Germany:109 min. East Germany, German, Black and White, Mono. Deutsche Film (DEFA)
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