Skip to comments.105-year-old singer says Hitler was a 'good guy'
Posted on 12/16/2008 9:44:53 PM PST by nickcarraway
A 105-year-old singer whose past as a singer in Nazi Germany has dogged his reputation for decades is back in the spotlight after telling a Dutch television show Adolf Hitler was a "good guy."
The Dutch-born Johan Heesters, who now has Austrian citizenship and is still popular and performing in Germany, was asked by a Dutch journalist what he thought of Hitler.
"A good guy, that's what he was," he said on the clip shown Thursday on the current affairs show "De Wereld Draait Door" ("The World Keeps Turning").
His wife, Simone Rethel, immediately corrected him, saying that Hitler was the worst criminal in the world.
"I know, doll," Heesters responded. "But he was nice to me."
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What the hell is it with all the “Hitler was a good guy” b.s. Lately? I mean, what was the point of comparing Bush to him then all these years?
I've heard of slow news days, but...
Still performing at the age of 105. With a wife who’s still sharp as a tack! Well, hope I can live as long with a doting wife!
I'm with you on that. Hitler was a charasmatic man for sure. His answer to what he called "the jewish question" certainly disqualifies him from nice guy status. He wasn't alone though.
From Oscar Brands Enemy Generals on Parade.
Goering they say, only has one ball.
Goebbels has two but rather small.
Himmler has something similar.
And Adolph Hitler has none at all.
....which apparently should be equal to or cancel out millions of dead innocent bodies.
Unbelievable what counts for news these days.
The dude is 105 years old. He probably couldn’t tell a picture of Hitler from an inadvertent crap in his pants.
What the hell is it with all the Hitler was a good guy b.s. Lately?
it’s prepping us for the Obamamessiah’s indoctrination camps, which curiously follow the same pattern of fascism, and other kind alike.
Hitler was very charismatic, just like 0bama...
And he was a Socialist, just like 0bama.....
Hitler was a darling in the US press before Pearl Harbor.
I wonder how history would have treated him if he had not gone down the path of murder and wickedness.
The US press loves the socialists now even as we speak. We sure have have put more socialists in washington lately.
Just one mans opinion but on numbers of innocents killed, Stalin has Hitler by at least 10 million.
Then if you go by years of terror perpetrated I think Stalin has him by at least 9 years.
Really I dont believe as far as the liberals and the press are concerned murdering the Jews was that big a deal.
After all Stalin murdered far more than Hitler.
I believe that when the truth is outed it as far as the left in this country is concerned Hitlers unforgivable crime was attacking and waging war on the Soviet Union.
MMMM, I don't think that's quite accurate.
And people think Obama is a “good guy”... ;)
Sure are a lot of Hitler threads lately. I had to check to see if this one was about Heino.
There are 4,000 professors who think that Bill Ayers, terrorist, communist, wartime traitor, is a good guy.
And it is controversial to suggest otherwise.
Hitler was a great painter. He could paint an entire house flat in one afternoon. Two coats!
Time admired him, not just giving him “Man of the Year” but I seem to recall a thread that had some quotes from around 1933 praising him too.
That reminds me of Lenny Bruce’s bit about how Hitler was drafted into politics.
I wonder if he would have done the same bit about how Obama was also groomed for high office and packaged with icons.