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Suddenly, a man who is clearly supposed to be an Apache warrior arrives; graceful in the saddle, black hair tied back, at one with himself and ready for action.
At this moment, you can hear the collective sigh of relief from the Germans who have come to watch this bizarre spectacle in a drizzly north German spa town. From June to September every year Germans flock to Bad Segeberg in Schleswig-Holstein and to Radebeul in Saxony to celebrate the works of Karl May.
And every man aged forty or over has a personal story to tell about the Karl May protagonist.
The locals fear an attack by Silers' gang that wants to free Billy-Bob.
The books were, for three or four or more generations, an introduction to reading for pleasure for German boys, the equivalent of the in 1962 (The Treasure of Silver Lake) and continuing for a dozen more: all drawing in tens of millions of viewers.
How could it be that books on America written by a man who had only been there very late in his life, a fraud and a fantasist, have become something “typisch deutsch”?
This is more than just a re-enactment of the Wild West.
Much of Germany seems to concentrate on dressing up during the summer: there are pirate shows in Rügen and Grevesmühlen, a Roman festival in Xanten and various medieval re-enactments (Ritterfeste).Albert Einstein loved the Karl May stories, so did Kaiser Wilhelm II, Franz Kafka, film-maker Fritz Lang, Hermann Hesse.