Skip to comments.Hitler's absurd pose in shorts is Mein Camp
Posted on 02/09/2012 6:00:41 AM PST by Daffynition
HISTORY knows him as an evil Nazi monster but Adolf Hitler was quite happy camping it up in the woods.
This rare archive picture shows him in lederhosen and knee-high socks lounging against a tree.
Unsurprisingly, the Fuhrer banned the snap and several taken by his personal photographer in the late 1920s calling it "beneath one's dignity". In another shot Hitler tilts his head and tries a mean and moody stare to camera, topped off by a military cap.
He never wore the hat again.
(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...
Mein cap ... Fuhrer's moody military pose
Don’t be stupid -
Be a smarty!
Come and join
The Nazi Party!
Uncle Dolphy thought he was quite photogenic (just like little Barry)...
It is a mistake to try and portray something that evil as human. Never forget his consequences.
Never underestimate the destructive power of narcissism.
LOL - I love that movie - The original “The Producers” with Zero Mostel and Gene wilder is on my top 10 of all time.
Trivia- Mel Brooks could not get anyone to say that line- so he did it himself, as a cameo appearance in the movie.
It is a mistake to try and portray something that evil as human. Never forget his consequences.True. But it's also important to keep in mind the Banality of Evil.
Hitler should have been a comedian. lol.
His head looks very flattened in relation to the rest of his body in that shorts photo. Was he really that disproportionate?
That said, I am still hoping that we dodged a bullet with Obama (his laziness saving us from what he could really destroy if he were up to it).
Except for the fact that he lacked that most important ingredient...a sense of humor.
Nothing seen can be unseen.
Yeah....and unlike 0bambi, Hitler fought in the first world war dodging real bullets.....unless you count living in Chicago.
True, he was only ever unintentionally funny. He would hate to be laughed at I bet. Probably kill everyone there.
No. I think you are seeing an artifact of some darkroom work. The image was probably dodged to get an even exposure. Most professional images of Hitler were retouched to produce the best possible presentation. Hitler disliked candid photos and casual snapshots of himself and had them supressed if anyone published them. All the "smiling Hitler with children and dogs" shots that you see in period publications were carefully staged and choreographed.
Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer
The best explanation of Obama and his worshipers ever written.
LOL...glad he didn't play the Poconos...
"Try the wienerschnitzel...I'll be here for the rest of
the week your life."
But Both are Evil.
Those children look terrified.
Der Feuher had quite the camel toe.
“Yoo hoo! Mr. Nazi man! Catch me! catch me!”
Yah...I see how this might be beneath one’s dignity....:]
Remember that Germany circa 1920 was made up of ex-independent nation states. Germany was a very modern nation-state about fifty years old (formal unification occurred in 1871). This made Germany younger than the US was when the American Civil War began. So the Nazi Party was dressing up in clothes than made them just like grandfather Herman in Bavaria, Munich,...
Question - how different is this from Mitt or Rick, or Howard coming into your state and eating at the local fairground/dinner to prove he is just like Uncle Ed, Frank, Joe, or ...?
When der fuehrer says we is de master race
We heil heil right in der fueher’s face
Not to love der fuehrer is a great disgrace
So we heil heil right in der fuehrer’s face
When Herr Goebbels says we own the world and space
We heil heil right in Herr Goebbels’ face
When Herr Goring says they’ll never bomb dis place
We heil heil right in Herr Goring’s face
Are we not he supermen Aryan pure supermen
Ja we are the supermen (super duper supermen)
Is this Nazi land so good
Would you leave it if you could
Ja this Nazi land is good
We would leave it if we could
We bring the world to order
Heil Hitler’s world to order
Everyone of foreign race
Will love der fuehrer’s face
When we bring to the world dis order
Boy, if only that could have been published. If this was truly from the 20s, it may have been his demise before he ever got started. A la Dukakis.
“Springtime for Hitler and Germany/winter for Poland and France’’.
Mitt or Rick, or Howard are not Hitler.
Most Politicians are not what they project.
Obozo shows he is a Hitler want-to-be.
The Constitution was written to protect the nation from the abuses of concentrated power in the Federal Government.
Obozo has at every step trashed, ignored and defied the Constitutional restraints. If we survive as a nation this must be reversed.
Obozo took an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution. Time for accountability.
Moochelle has his body. All we need now is to find a photo of him with his upper arms exposed to finalize the similarity.
Not to speak for samtheman but there has long been an effort to remind the public and people like us that while Nazi Germany was indeed a grave evil it didn’t spring up out of nowhere like some phantom or demon-seed.
Rather it was made step by step, often by ordinary (or ordinary-seeming) men who brought the movement and the nation with them, a bit at a time, speech at a time, law at a time, lurch at a time, into full-blown horror.
A philosopher named Hannah Arendt coined the phrase in a books she wrote about Eichmann back in the early 60s, I believe; and I think part of what she meant was that Eichmann and perhaps some of his compatriots weren’t anything special when you saw them alone, up close, without the vast machinery of Nazism around them.
They were small, dull, defeated, weak. They had wrought great evil but, in and of themselves, they were banal.
(We can see the same incremental damage being caused by the same kind of people—the Obamanation—around us now.)
Historian Roger Moorhouse, who wrote the book's introduction, said: "We have this image now of Hitler almost as a buffoon. But these pictures show he experimented with his own image. He was a very modern politician in that way."
Yeah, that one with the shorts has obviously been retouched, since the head is out of proportion to the body and the lighting is wrong. The light should be behind him, as you can see by the glare off his leg, but his face is fully lit as if by studio photography lights. I’d guess it was a Soviet propaganda job that was meant to embarass him.
I couldn't agree with you more, TF.
Yes, in an effort to understand how the Jews got into the tragedy of the National Socialist Germany, I struggled through her ‘The Origins of Totalitarianism”. Hardest read I ever experienced. Still do not think I got the full meaning of the book. Came to the conclusion that the difficult sentence structure was a product of language barriers. Not sure, but suspect she was primary in something other than English.
Who’s holding the cane? hitler or the Dog?
That pose is so staged. Poor dog probably had to hold that pose forever. The cane in that position is not natural.
In this photo, hitler’s head looks too big for his body.
I think quite the opposite: it is a mistake to forget that anything that evil was human. The Hitler who unleashed war and genocide was also the Hitler who liked the German forests, loved dogs and small children, was sentimental about protecting German troops (to their harm because that sentimentality resulted in over-armored tanks that sank in the Russian mud). . .
The next time, the monster will have endearingly human qualities, too. Remembering Hitler’s in context may make it easier to recognize the next monster and stop him.
Looks like he had the beginnings of that “frontal butt” thing goin’ on there.....
Being that “hindsight is 20-20”, I will only state that as a young boy who was a student of history. When about 12 years old, I read Mein Camp, another of Hitler’s books and several other autobiography’s on Rommel, Model, and Patton. Each of these men were shaped by being students of history themselves. Hitler, having been wounded by Gas in WWI, renounced it’s use in WWII even while American and British bommers were vaperiozing cities before the invasion of France. Another observation from reading Hitler was that he became “furor-ious” about German Jews who were bankers bragging in the French and English Press/Radio interviews in the 20’s how they had channeled economic and fiscal data to the Allied Nations of Britian - therefore, he also refused the service of Jews in the military and worked hard to remove them from society for fear of their treachory/treasonous actions being repeated from WWI. This is not an apology for the destruction of the Jewish community in Europe under das boot, but rather the untold basis of WHY Hitler and the Germans felt they “had” to one protect their Nation and to also ensure it’s survival by eliminating the threat. First they took the Jews property, whether banks, factories or homes and then they got rid of hungry mouths to feed; Mr. Joseph Stalin in Russia and Dear Leader Mao te Sung did this on a gradure scale and this Reader beleives that the “anointed One, pResident zObama” looks to socialist and communist founding fathers as the model to emulate. And liberal’s cheer just as the Nazi’s cheered their great leader, just as the Reds did Stalin/Lenin and the Red’s did Mao - and we think history will not repeat itself here in America? Soon enough given four more years, we will become Amerika with Dept of Homeland Security more than able to act as the State’s Secret Police. Hitler had his vaunted SS, and soon we will have our Drones, along with the GPS in our phones/cars/computers to pinpoint our whereabouts.... I digress.
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