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Famous Hitler rally picture probably faked
The Local.de ^ | October 14, 2010 | The Local.de

Posted on 10/20/2010 3:09:19 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin

Famous Hitler rally picture probably faked

Published: 14 Oct 10 16:05 CET

A famous 1914 photo showing a young Adolf Hitler in the thick of the crowd at a First World War rally – which the Nazis later used as a propaganda picture – was probably faked, German media said Thursday.

Düsseldorf historian Gerd Krumeich has studied the picture and its history and concluded that Hitler was superimposed to lend credibility to the image of the Nazi leader as a patriot and a man of the people, daily Die Welt reported Thursday.

The photo was taken by Munich photographer Heinrich Hoffmann at a rally in support of war against the allies in Munich’s Odeonplatz on August 2, 1914.

But it was not until March 12, 1932 that it was published in the Nazi party newspaper the Illustrierte Beobachter, or "Illustrated Observer," the day before the presidential election, after Hitler’s opponents had attacked Hitler over his flight from military service in Austria-Hungary and questioned his patriotism.

The caption on the picture read: “Adolf Hitler, the German patriot … in the middle of the crowd stands with blazing eyes – Adolf Hitler.”

The photo went on to become a favourite Nazi propaganda picture, appearing with captions such as “Adolf Hitler: a man of the people.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Germany; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: fake; germany; hitler
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To: CrosscutSaw
Awful!!

Too Funny

51 posted on 10/20/2010 4:29:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("My Savior Is Tougher Than Nails." - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: JoeProBono

Oh Yeah, put him in a uniform and he stands out ...right ...LOL


52 posted on 10/20/2010 4:32:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("My Savior Is Tougher Than Nails." - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: Arec Barrwin

ZELIG?


53 posted on 10/20/2010 4:36:35 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Vince Ferrer

Awful!!!


54 posted on 10/20/2010 4:41:43 PM PDT by wireman
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To: Enterprise

I don’t really see how this fits in but thanks anyway! Keep on posting! ;-)


55 posted on 10/20/2010 4:49:54 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Cats that Look Like Hitler (aka ‘Kitlers’)
http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigmiaow.pl


56 posted on 10/20/2010 4:50:18 PM PDT by brewer1516
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To: Tunehead54

A couple of posters mentioned the farm girl calendar pictures so I researched and posted a couple of samples. Funny though, after one of the pictures, I had a sudden urge to get a haircut.


57 posted on 10/20/2010 5:42:57 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: SuperLuminal

What a great collection of Hitler spoofs! LOL. Thanks folks!


58 posted on 10/20/2010 5:44:41 PM PDT by phredo53 (Caution: This post does not comply with White House standards.)
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To: JoeProBono

Germany has a Ministry of Silly Walks too?


59 posted on 10/20/2010 6:10:18 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (We were promised a 'post-racial' president; we got a POST TURTLE _resident.)
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To: jaydubya2; LucyT; Cindy; SunkenCiv; neverdem; Fred Nerks
Look...at...the..EYES!!!! (Compare Obama's eyes to the leftmost photo of Adolph. Yick!)

NO cheers, unfortunately.

g_w

60 posted on 10/20/2010 6:46:36 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: billorites

Lead singer for a Flock of Nazis.


61 posted on 10/20/2010 6:49:25 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Well, this "faked" photo doesn't look particularly faked, and for that matter, if it was faked, it's just about the least convincing piece of propaganda ever made. :')

Thanks grey_whiskers for those other pics.

In the book "The Psychopathic God", there's an anecdote about Hitler's reaction upon first seeing Von Stuck's "Medusa" -- "those eyes, my God! Those are the eyes of my mother!"
Franz von Stuck -- Medusa Klara Hitler

62 posted on 10/20/2010 7:31:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: jaydubya2

Hitler picked up his better known ‘stache style (as well as the haircut, and even that cape that he wore in the Nuremburg rallies) from another von Stuck painting, “The Wild Chase”.


63 posted on 10/20/2010 7:33:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: dfwgator

I think angry muslim guy is in there, too.


64 posted on 10/20/2010 7:59:01 PM PDT by steve8714 (Never again should free men be asked to fight for those without the courage to turn them loose.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

65 posted on 10/20/2010 8:09:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wireman



66 posted on 10/20/2010 8:14:38 PM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers leading the ALCS 3 games to 1)
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To: dragnet2

*Funny, I’ve always had some doubts about the famous photo showing a jubilant young Shickelgruber at the armistice announcement. That one face in a sea of others is just a little too clear.

What are you talking about? I see dozens of faces, clearly depicted in the image. *

This is not a photo of a “jubilant” crowd at the announcement of the armistice.

1. The Germans weren’t ‘jubilant’ over the armistice.
2. The armistice was 1918, not 1914.
3. Hitler was convalescing in a hospital in Northern Germany at the time, convalescing after war injuries, and was in no shape to jump around in a crowd.
4. He very well could have been in a crowd in Munich in August 1914, though, he enlisted pretty quickly after the war broke out. The story was that he saw this photo years later and said he was there that day, then they scoured with the magnifying glasses.


67 posted on 10/20/2010 8:34:57 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: j-damn

PS
*Hitler’s opponents had attacked Hitler over his flight from military service in Austria-Hungary and questioned his patriotism. *

This is utter nonsense. Hitler had been living in Germany for some time prior to 1914. He didn’t want to fight for the HAPSBURGS. He hated Austria-Hungary and wanted to ‘belong’ to and in the Reich, which is why he dodged conscription in Austria but immediately enlisted in the Kaiser’s army.


68 posted on 10/20/2010 8:39:43 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: j-damn
What are you talking about? I see dozens of faces, clearly depicted in the image.

This is not a photo of a “jubilant” crowd at the announcement of the armistice.

Not my point. My point was there are plenty of faces, clearly visible in the image, which the other poster apparently could not see.

69 posted on 10/20/2010 8:46:17 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

70 posted on 10/20/2010 9:12:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Arec Barrwin

71 posted on 10/20/2010 9:19:05 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: JoeProBono

wait, wut?

72 posted on 10/20/2010 9:21:50 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Barrak Obama...a man of the people.


73 posted on 10/20/2010 9:52:49 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: dfwgator
LOL!!!

That's what I'm talking about!!!

74 posted on 10/21/2010 4:27:35 AM PDT by wireman
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To: wireman

“Der ver zwei peanuts valking down der strasse, und von vas assaulted...peanut..ho ho ho ho ho!”


75 posted on 10/21/2010 6:37:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers leading the ALCS 3 games to 2)
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