The book is still available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Die-Wahrheit-über-Hänsel-Gretel/dp/34... (and the movie listed on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093684/)
Wish I could read German; seems fun!
Still an interesting story, the headline is just too click-baity for my taste.
What should I do?
So I think it is your expectation with HN that may need to change, as I would be shocked to see this content disappear. It's exactly "On-Topic: Anything that good hackers would find interesting. That includes more than hacking and startups.", the first sentence of the guidelines.
One way of looking at this is that the contours were originally defined by what pg's own intellectual curiosity (https://news.ycombinator.com/hackernews.html). He knows more about history than probably anyone I've ever met.
Submit articles you think should be here.
Accept that good articles about history are firmly on-topic for HN, and you're going to have to do some ignoring of those submissions.
I can't speak for the mods but here are some posts dang made 5 years ago.
This is hacker news, is it not? Pro-tip: naive bayesian classification on headlines works pretty well.
Lad, I have absolutely no clue what Bayesian classification in an RSS reader has to do with dance games.
And please be respectful.