Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hitler's champagne fetches £1,400

From the BBC, August 2007
A bottle of champagne believed to have been taken from Hitler's wine cellar by an allied soldier has been sold at auction in Dorset for £1,400.
The bottle of 1937 Moet and Chandon went under the hammer at Charterhouse auctioneers in Sherborne and was bought by a Swedish television company.

But champagne does not age well and the tipple is unlikely to be drinkable.

The bottle was given to solicitor Nigel Wilson by a soldier as a thank you gift for some legal work 15 years ago.

read the whole thing here.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hitler at a rally



Hitler standing up behind Hermann Göring at Nazi party rally, Nuremberg (c. 1928).

Monday, December 28, 2009

Deadly Style: Bauhaus’s Nazi Connection

My close friend & colleague, Octavio Coleman of the Jejune Institute scooped this one from the New York Times.
Deadly Style: Bauhaus’s Nazi Connection
By NICHOLAS FOX WEBER
Published: December 23, 2009
IN the catalog preface for “Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity,” a comprehensive survey now up at the Museum of Modern Art, the curators write about the museum’s — and America’s — last major exhibition on the subject, in 1938. That show, they maintain, offered a scattershot presentation of the Bauhaus, complety ignoring its last five years, after Walter Gropius, the school’s larger-than-life founding director, had resigned. Not coincidentally, they suggest, most Americans have a limited understanding even now of what the Bauhaus accomplished or how it fit into the history of its time. We think of the word Bauhaus as shorthand for “an international modern style unmoored from any particular moment,” the curators write, and their show, on view through Jan. 25, does a lot to counter this impression. It connects the evolution of Bauhaus art and design — painting, furniture, glass constructions, metalwork, photography, textiles and theater design — with the extreme social and political changes that roiled Germany during the Weimar Republic. More than 400 works by artists and designers including Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Anni Albers, Josef Albers and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy testify to the wealth of visions and the shifting social contexts that shaped the school up to its tragic end in 1933, when its remaining faculty members shut it down rather than work with the Nazis. Of course when an institution is as influential as the Bauhaus, even the most repressive totalitarian regime cannot totally defeat it. Leah Dickerman, the curator of the MoMA show with the museum’s curator of architecture and design, Barry Bergdoll, points out that the Bauhaus left a particularly important “divided legacy” on its own home turf after the war, from the International Style towers and high-end consumer products of West Germany’s economic miracle to the endless rows of workers’ housing that came to define the East. Until recently, however, few who have studied the school’s history, including me — I run the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and wrote a book called “The Bauhaus Group” — have been aware of how palpably its influence lived on in the Third Reich. The story of what happened after the Gestapo padlocked the last Bauhaus facility, in Berlin, has always been about flight and persecution. Most of the school’s artists and artisans left the country, many for America; the few who remained, it has been thought, were Jews who did not get out in time. But this summer and fall at the Neue Museum in Weimar, the city where the school got its start, another exhibition told a different story, of a Bauhaus-trained painter and architect who applied the school’s aesthetic advances to concentration camp design. Franz Ehrlich, who had studied with Moholy-Nagy, Klee, Kandinsky and Josef Albers, began working for the Nazis as a prisoner at Buchenwald, then continued long after his release. It is impossible to determine to what extent Ehrlich was a collaborator, a victim and resistance worker, or something in between. His story is not unlike that of many Germans of the time. But that may be what is most unsettling about him for those of us used to thinking of the Bauhaus — that wellspring of idealistism and innovation — as a world apart in prewar German culture, untainted by Hitler’s regime. And Ehrlich was not alone, as a Weimar-based Bauhaus scholar who helped organize the show pointed out as I stood with her at the wrought-iron gates of Buchenwald on the city’s outskirts, shuddering to realize that the lettering on them was pure Bauhaus. Ehrlich, their designer, was not the only Bauhausler to put his progressive training to work for the Third Reich, she said, just one about whom a great deal has lately been learned — including his connection to this particularly chilling symbol of the Nazi era. Ehrlich, who was arrested as a Communist in 1935, arrived at Buchenwald two years later, when the camp was still new and had only a few temporary structures. Like all prisoners there he was immediately forced into hard labor, but after two weeks he walked into the joinery workshop, declared himself an architect — he had worked in Gropius’s Berlin office — and began to draw at a drafting table. Rather than report him to the SS, the prisoner in charge assigned him to design and build the entrance gates. From then on, the Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals and others who were brought to Buchenwald to be worked to death entered on foot under Ehrilich’s elegant rendereding of the words “Jedem das Seine”: “To each his own.” It was a translation of a Roman legal maxim invoking the individual’s right to enjoy what is his, but — like the recently stolen “Work makes you free” sign at Auschwitz — recast with a sneer, in this case as a sort of cynical “Everyone gets his just deserts.” The stylish sans-serif lettering reflected Ehrlich’s training under the Bauhaus typography master Joost Schmidt.
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Everybody's Hitler

Here's the Nazi response to the propaganda that the Nazis didn't celebrate Christmas. From the fantastic "Everybody's Hitler" from the fantasticker German Propaganda Archive.

Hitler's enemies lie when they say that Christmas has been abolished in Germany.

This is the truth: Hitler had thousands of Autobahn workers as his guests in the Berlin Sportpalast at Christmas 1938. Note the Christmas trees. Hitler celebrates Christmas with his soldiers, next to a decorated Christmas tree.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Daily Hitler!!!


How Hitler's Nazi propaganda machine tried to take Christ out of Christmas
From the Daily Mail
Nazi Germany celebrated Christmas without Christ with the help of swastika tree baubles, 'Germanic' cookies and a host of manufactured traditions, a new exhibition has shown. The way the celebration was gradually taken over and exploited for propaganda purposes by Hitler's Nazis is detailed in a new exhibition. Rita Breuer has spent years scouring flea markets for old German Christmas ornaments. She and her daughter Judith developed a fascination with the way Christmas was used by the atheist Nazis, who tried to turn it into a pagan winter solstice celebration. Selected objects from the family's enormous collection have gone on show at the National Socialism Documentation Centre in Cologne. 'Christmas was a provocation for the Nazis - after all, the baby Jesus was a Jewish child,' Judith Breuer told the German newspaper Spiegel. 'The most important celebration in the year didn't fit with their racist beliefs so they had to react, by trying to make it less Christian.' The exhibition includes swastika-shaped cookie-cutters and Christmas tree baubles shaped like Iron Cross medals. The Nazis attempted to persuade housewives to bake cookies in the shape of swastikas, and they replaced the Christian figure of Saint Nicholas, who traditionally brings German children treats on December 6, with the Norse god Odin. The symbol that posed a particular problem for the Nazis was the star, which traditionally decorates Christmas trees. Civilians were encouraged to send patriotic Christmas cards to soldiers at the front. The Iron Cross shaped Christmas tree decorations commemorate the start of World War One. 'Either it was a six-pointed star, which was a symbol of the Jews, or it was a five-pointed star, which represented the Soviets,' Breuer said. It had to go. In the 1930s, the Nazis tried to change the ideology of Christmas. But when World War II started, the focus became more practical. There were also tips on how to make Christmas cookies in the face of food shortages.
In 1944-1945, the Nazis tried to reinvent the festival once again as a day to commemorate the dead, in particular fallen soldiers. 'By then nobody felt like celebrating,' Breuer explained. Happily, the German people mostly ignored the clumsy propaganda efforts and continued with the same traditions as before. The is a legacy of the Nazi Christmas. The wartime version of the traditional Christmas carol 'Unto us a time has come' is still sung. 'The Nazis took out the references to Jesus and made it into a song about walking through the snow,' Breuer said. Surprisingly, German churches put up little opposition to the Nazification of Christmas. 'You would have expected them to protest loudly and insist that it was a Christian festival,' said Breuer. 'But instead they largely kept quiet, out of fear.'

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hitler getting beat by Krampus

I was just thinking about how I needed to find an image of Santa beating up Hitler (without reusing this image), so I decided to visit the wonderful Hitler Getting Punched blog, and what they have posted today is even better:

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NAZPLOITATION: Men Today


Why do bikers get to wear Nazi stuff & not get called Neo-Nazis automatically but if you just look like a skinhead people guess you're a nazi right off the bat?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Baby Hitler


From "The Animals Are In Cages" by Adolf Hoffmeister.
Scooped by the fantastic blog A Journey Round My Skull

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Anti-Axis Ashtrays



Need a last minute gift for the anti-Axis smoker (or cigarette merchant) on your list? How about these nifty anti-Axis ashtrays?

Friday, December 18, 2009

"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas."


From Home Sweet Home Front & a piece about Christmas on the front.
Bonus joke. Q. Have you heard Public Enemy's Christmas record? Fear of a Black Christmas?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Swastikas on the tree: how the Nazis stole Christmas

Anyone involved in any socio-reengineering projects has undoubtedly come up against the immensity of Christmas. Most historically notable were the Roman Catholics coming up against Christmas & rolling with it, changing the publicly acknowledged birthdate of Jesus in order to fit into an already popular winter festival. It's the nature of culture, you wrap the old in the new & soon they become one. It should be no surprise that the Nazis, in their attempt at socio-reengineering Germany would do the same.

By Francois Becker
COLOGNE, Germany — Presents wrapped in paper covered with Nazi symbols nestling beneath a tree adorned with swastikas and grenade-shaped baubles: welcome to Christmas under Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. As a new exhibition in the western German city of Cologne shows, the Nazis tried to skew the Christmas story to do away with the Jewish baby Jesus and impose their racist ideology and propaganda on the popular festival. "Celebrating the birth of a Jewish baby was unthinkable for the Nazis," Juergen Mueller, the chief researcher behind the exhibition, told AFP. "But Christmas was too popular to be banned. They therefore decided to corrupt it." Nazi officials "invented a Germanic origin" for Christmas, renaming it "Julfest" and claiming that yuletide traditions stemmed from ancient rituals surrounding the winter solstice four days earlier, Mueller added. Baby Jesus was turfed out of the crib and Santa Claus was reincarnated as a Viking knight. In addition, the regime also created bizarre Nazi Christmas symbols, including swastika-shaped tins for Christmas cakes and Christmas cards emblazoned with a bullet wrapped in fir. The creator of the exhibition -- named "Far From A Holy Night" -- got the idea as she was scouring flea markets for Christmas memorabilia. "I wanted to have an 'old-style' Christmas for my father's 70th birthday ... that's when I started to come across these objects," Rita Breuer told AFP. The objects "tell a story not often told," she said, adding that she hoped the exhibition would prompt historians to do more research on the subject.
Ironically, some Nazi Christmas items, such as the wrapping paper emblazoned with twisted crosses, were later banned for fear that children would tear the beloved symbol of the Third Reich. Unfortunately, explained Mueller, some of the Nazis' corruptions of Christmas have since been adopted by today's neo-Nazis in Germany.
Among the memorabilia available is a CD of Christmas songs, with an innocent-looking sleeve of a snowy landscape, but with the songs rewritten by the Nazis and all references to Christianity expunged. "Many visitors are amazed to discover that the version of the song they know is not the original but the way the Nazis re-wrote them," said Mueller. Germans still buy so-called "Julleuchter" -- Christmas lanterns -- without knowing they were popularised by Hitler's sidekick Heinrich Himmler in 1938, with tens of thousands of them being manufactured by concentration camp prisoners. Nevertheless, despite traces of the Nazis' Christmas corruption still remaining, the Third Reich generally failed to dampen the Christmas spirit in Germany. "During this period, the Germans kept the link with the Christian festival, even if the symbols were no longer used," said Mueller.
The exhibition is hosted by the Cologne centre for Nazi research and runs until January 17.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Pink Swastika

Falling into my theories about homosexuality being more manly than heterosexuality is the Pink Swastika. An exploration into the homosexual roots of the Nazi Party. Here's the introduction from their website. I'm sure this book would make a fantastic Christmas gift to anyone who is interested in existence on your gift list this year.

Welcome to The Pink Swastika 5th (Internet) Edition.

It has been several years since we published the fourth edition of this book. In that time we have accumulated a substantial amount of new documentation supporting our thesis that the Nazi Party was conceived, organized and controlled throughout its short history by masculine-oriented male homosexuals who hid their sexual proclivities from the public, in part by publicly persecuting one group of their political enemies: out-of-the-closet effeminate-oriented homosexuals aligned with the German Communist Party. During that same time, our detractors, mostly "gay" political activists, have increased their attacks on the book, primarily by ridiculing its premise, but occasionally by challenging certain facts or sources. They are rightly concerned that this book threatens their long-standing public-relations strategy of posing as victims to win public support for their political agenda. When the first edition of The Pink Swastika was published in 1995, the homosexual community was heavily invested in a campaign to equate homosexuals with Jews as Nazi victims in order to exploit the Holocaust for their political advantage. The primary symbol of their movement at that time was the inverted pink triangle, which had been used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals interned in German work camps during the Third Reich, and it was common to hear "gay" activists talk about "the Gay Holocaust." The Pink Swastika was written to challenge that campaign. Because, while there certainly were some homosexual victims of the Nazi regime, and a record of harsh public condemnation of homosexuality by the Nazi Party, the true, complete story of homosexuality in Nazi and pre-Nazi Germany does not in the least help the "gay" cause. If The Pink Swastika were the "pack of lies" the homosexual movement claims it is, the book would not have influenced their "Gay Holocaust" strategy in the smallest degree. It would have been easy to discredit and disregard. Instead, how did the "gay" leaders respond to its challenge? They stopped talking about the Nazis almost entirely and changed their symbol from the pink triangle to the rainbow flag. We prevailed in our campaign. And our research was implicitly vindicated. However, the attacks continued and now various, ostensibly non-homosexual surrogates have taken up the "gay" effort to discredit the book. This edition of The Pink Swastika is designed to once-and-for-all silence the critics by emphasizing the strength of our documentation. The Internet is particularly helpful in this task because we can provide direct links to supporting documents and websites, pictures, graphics, video clips and other resources right alongside the text in an interactive format. We hope you find The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party 5th (Internet) Edition useful and informative.

Bonus gag for you: Rabbi walks into Jewish bakery, says, "How much does this challah cost?" Old lady with numbers tattoo'd on her wrist falls over backwards.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hitler bingo?



Seen around the internet: Hitler decorating the corner of some kind of game card.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

As he took over Europe and slaughtered millions, there was only one thing Hitler feared... going to the dentist!

From the Daily Mail, always has some sort of articles about Hitler.
He has gone down as one of the world's bloodiest dictators, responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people. Adolf Hitler portrayed himself as a fearless ruler who was afraid of no-one. But behind closed doors, the Nazi leader was terrified of one thing - going to the dentist. His personal dentist Johannes Blaschke revealed how Hitler once insisted simple root-canal work was spread over eight days because he 'couldn't stand the pain.' Hitler also had 'terribly bad breath, abscesses and gum disease', a new book about Blaschke claims. The book, entitled 'Dentist of the Devil' by Menevse Deprem-Hennen, she chronicles the work of Blaschke, who was in charge of the Fuehrer's gnashers for nearly 20 years. Two months ago another book about Hitler's general state of health suggested, without any documentary proof, that Hitler had fillings in his mouth made from the gold teeth of extermination camp victims. But the records of Blaschke show no such gold was used on him although he did use it on SS men in his care. Deprem-Hennen accessed Blaschke's hitherto unseen medical files on Hitler and other leading Nazis who were his patients in the 1930s and 40s. 'Everyone who knew something about the status of Hitler's teeth was of supreme interest to the Allies after the war because of the few remains of his skull and jawbone found in the ruins of the bunker in Berlin where he committed suicide in 1945,' she said. 'Blaschke, who had the rank of a Major General in the Waffen SS, was shown some records from the Americans who had him in a PoW camp in a bid to confirm that Hitler was dead.' While the Russians, who discovered Hitler's charred corpse along with that of his new bride Eva Braun, could not get their hands on Blaschke, they did find his assistant Kaethe Heusermann. 'Afterwards,' said Deprem-Hennen, 'she vanished for ten years in the Soviet gulag.' Most of Hitler's medical records allegedly burned before Berlin fell in May 1945 when one of the last aircraft to leave the besieged city was shot down. 'But,' said the author, 'many documents remained at Blaschke's practice. Fedor Bruck, a Jewish dentist, who survived the war hidden in Berlin, took over this practice at the end of the war and found them before the Russians woke up to the fact.' Bruck emigrated to America in 1947 taking the details of the Fuehrer's fillings with him. They later passed into the possession of his son Wolfgang who went on to work as a lawyer in the state chancellery in Duesseldorf. Deprem-Hennen said she befriended him as she was working on her dental doctorate after he said: 'I think I have some interesting documents for you.'
She said: 'I used them as the basis for my graduation project although the professor of medical history at the university was reluctant to recognise their worth at first, probably thinking back to the falsified Hitler Diaries scandal. But in the end he verified them as genuine.' She worked on the records for six years. 'It was clear that Blaschke was extremely proud of his role as dentist to Hitler, but his patient was not so enthusiastic. 'He said he "dreaded" getting into the dentist's chair. The incident about the root canal that he had to do over eight meetings highlights this phobia he had. 'Also, he suffered more pain following the assassination attempt in July 1944 when he was hit with splinters in the face.' Blaschke noted he had a bridge on the right side of his mouth which he complained had 'moved and someone had better put it back pretty damned quick.' Blaschke also said he suffered terribly from bad breath, abscesses and gum disease and he put 10 fillings into his mouth in 1944 alone. The head of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Goering, was also treated by the 'Devil's Dentist' He noted that much of what caused him pain in later life was probably due to his poor diet as a down-and-out on the streets of pre-WW1 Vienna where Hitler lived like a tramp. Hermann Goering, the bombastic Nazi Luftwaffe chief who invented the dreaded Gestapo in 1934, was such a coward that Blaschke noted; 'He cried before he even got in the chair. 'Prosthetics had to be made for him, and ready, on the same day because he "could not run around as the head of the Luftwaffe with missing teeth".' Hitler was known in his inner circle as being squeamish when it came to his teeth. His interpreter, Paul Schmidt, said that Hitler was once so frustrated after talks with Spain's General Franco failed to bring him into the war that he told his Italian ally Benito Mussolini: 'I would rather have two or three teeth out than go through that again!' Deprem-Hennen notes in her book that while Blaschke, who died in 1957, was a die-hard Nazi who knew 'where all the gold from extermination camp victims had come from to be used in fillings for SS men,' he was not incapable of showing kindness. 'He used to carry the paralysed Jewish landlord of the mansion where he lived into the bomb shelter when the Allied planes were overhead,' she said.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Krampus Buttons!!!

Krampus is a mythical creature who accompanies Saint Nicholas in various regions of the world during the Christmas season. The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen). In the Alpine regions, Krampus is represented by a demon-like creature accompanying Saint Nicholas. Krampus acts in conjunction with Saint Nicholas; the latter gives gifts to good children, while the Krampus gives warnings and punishments to the bad children. Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly in the evening of December 5, and roam the streets frightening children and women with rusty chains and bells. In some rural areas the tradition also includes birching by Krampus, especially of young females.
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Japanese Hitler Lego T-shirt

Photo by Illovich. He says, "One of the more surreal t-shirt designs found in Tokyo - I think this was for sale in the Nakano Broadway shops."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hitler's hatred was 'driven by grief over the death of his mother'

From the Daily Mail

Adolf Hitler's obsession with his mother's death after her treatment for cancer by a Jewish doctor was the cause of the Holocaust, according to a book published in Germany today. It argues that Hitler believed his mother, Klara, was poisoned by Dr Eduard Bloch and his grief was a cause of his anti-semitism. Klara died in 1907, aged 47, when Hitler was 18. A devout Roman Catholic, she died from idoform poisoning caused by her treatment of her breast cancer, a common medical practice at the time. 'Her painful death was a key moment in his development,' said Joachim Riecker, author of the book, November 9: How World War One Led To The Holocaust. 'Hitler never forgave the Jewish doctor. In conversations with aides such as Josef Goebbels he referred to the Jews as being like TB and himself as a "healer" who had to stamp it, and consequently them, out.' Dr Bloch later emigrated from Austria to the US and died in 1945. The book goes against conventional wisdom which has emphasised the young Hitler's respect for the doctor. It also highlights the significance of November 9. This was the date of the birth of the Weimar Republic in 1918, the date when Hitler attempted to seize power in 1923 and the night in 1938 when he launched the Kristallnacht pogrom against the Jews; the precursor to the Holocaust.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Gingerbread Hitler



Is That Legal? says:

"Just when you thought you'd seen it all, an artist goes and creates a gingerbread-man rendition of the Nuremberg rallies for holiday display in a hardware store window.

"It's a bit tough to make out in the photo, but those are little gingerbread men dressed as Nazis, saluting a little gingerbread Adolf Hitler."

Unfortunately, the link in the story doesn't go anywhere, and I can't find any other mention of this story online.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Brass Eye - Horrorcaust

Horrorcaust from Brass Eye. Sorry, no embedding!
Brass Eye is a UK television series of satirical spoof documentaries. A single series of six episodes aired on Channel 4 in 1997, with a further special episode in 2001.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pete Doherty booed off stage for singing Nazi anthem

Pete Doherty booed off stage for singing Nazi anthem
From the London Telegraph.
Pete Doherty, the singer and songwriter, has been removed from the stage during a solo performance in Germany after he sang a Nazi anthem.

The lead singer of rock band Babyshambles began singing ‘Deutschland, Deutschland über alles', which was used as the national anthem under the Third Reich.
An outraged crowd at the on3 music festival in Munich began booing and shouting, but Doherty carried on singing five more songs before festival organisers ushered him from the stage.
The concert was also being broadcast live on Bavarian radio. Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk cut the broadcast as soon as Doherty, a surprise guest at the music festival, began his song.
'Deutschland über alles' is the first verse of 'Deutschlandlied', a song written by Joseph Haydn in 1797. The third verse of 'Deutschlandlied' is used as the current German national anthem, and has the same tune as 'Deutschland über alles'.
However, the first verse has not been officially sung since the Second World War because of its association with the Nazis. Its opening lyrics translate as: “Germany, Germany above anything/Above everything in the world”.
It is not the first time Doherty, the former lead singer of The Libertines, has been embroiled in Nazi-themed controversy. A track entitled ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ on The Libertines, the band’s 2004 album, attracted criticism for taking its name from the slogan placed above the entrances of Nazi concentration camps.
Chief prosecutor Barbara Stockinger told the Bavarian newspaper TZ that they were examining Doherty’s performance closely, but were not currently treating it as a crime.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Mussolini Monday: Alessandra Mussolini

If you do any research on Mussolini using Google, Alessandra Mussolini comes up right at the top of larger, vague searches. Alessandra is exciting! Period.
She defends her family's reputation with a sweep of her manicured hands, but insists her career in politics has nothing at all to do with her surname. Susan Chenery meets self-confessed fascist Alessandra Mussolini - granddaughter of Il Duce, niece of Sofia Loren, and the first woman in Italy to lead a political party.

I LOVE this photo of Alessandra, reminds me of my wife, who is the founder of this blog.

Sitting calmly in the middle of it all is a woman with long peroxide blonde hair, high black boots with vertiginous heels, a pornographic mouth, startling eye make-up and just the merest suggestion of a skirt. Did she get lost in the vast Rome television centre and wander into this hysterical political debate by mistake? The woman sits examining her fingernails but then her enormous green eyes focus on the camera and in them you see something unexpected. You see purpose, a flash of contempt, aggression. "I am not docile," she will tell me later, somewhat unnecessarily. "If I see that something is wrong, I will say so. I am not sweet." This is the face of the far-right in Italy. This is Alessandra Mussolini, 40, the embodiment of both the old and the new order; history remade in a loud and pouty package. Politics is in her blood; and a great deal of blood has also run through Italy in her family's name. Her grandfather, Il Duce, plunged the country into darkness. A generation of Italians grew up with his granite-jawed photograph on their classroom wall, his statue in the piazza. His iron grip was on every aspect of their lives between 1922 and 1943, as he attempted to create an Italian empire through aggressive nationalism.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Interviews with Friedlinde Wagner

From the Nizkor Project.
Friedlinde Wagner is the granddaughter of Richard Wagner and the daughter of Winifred and Siegfried Wagner. Her mother became interested in the Nazi movement about 1923 and was warmly welcomed by Hitler because of her family and the social contacts she was able to provide. Hitler visited the Wagner home "Wahnfried" shortly after. It was the first time that Friedlinde had ever seen him. She was six years old at the time but still remembers him very clearly on account of the costume which was strange to her.

Hitler wore his Bavarian leather pants with suspenders and the short socks which are not common in Bayreuth. He looked very funny to her and she was much interested in his mission. She does not remember what was discussed but she remembers that his teeth were extremely bad and that he was very awkward and ill at ease. The family talked about him after his departure and also found him very amusing. Winifred thought him a diamond in the rough while Siegfried considered him a fraud and an up-start. Neither one has changed their minds in the course of time. In the years that followed Hitler was a regular and frequent visitor at "Wahnfried" and it became as near to being a home as any he has contacted since his mother died.

The entire Wagner family addresses him in terms of "Du" and Winifred even to this day calls him by the nickname he had adopted, "Wolf". He seems to be very much at home in the Wagner household and has often stayed there without his guards. This was all arranged in the greatest secrecy and he usually came with his entire entourage early in the evening and then drive off to some Inn where all arrangements had been made and then later return alone with his chauffeur. When he stayed overnight at "Wahnfried" he usually occupied a small guest cottage next to the large house. In later years, particularly since he has become Chancellor, this guest cottage was not adequate to his needs and he has enlarged the original cottage and built another in which to house his staff.

The entire Wagner family has often been invited to the Chancellery and to Munich and to Berchtesgaden.. They have strict orders from Hitler that they must call on him whenever they pass through Berlin when he is there. The result is that they have all visited him informally a great many times and have seen him under unusual conditions. Hitler has always been very gracious to them on such occasions and has invariably invited them to meals or parties and encouraged them to prolong their visit.

There has always been considerable friction between Hitler and Friedlinde. From the very beginning she thought him amusing but never came under his charm. If anything, there has been a note of antagonism which, according to her story, has often been verbalized. This antagonism may be due to the fact that from the very first meeting Hitler seemed to be attracted more to her younger sister than to herself. He always paid a great of attention to the sister and he would do almost anything she requested. One has the feeling that there is an underlying jealousy which has not been consciously faced.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hitler Thanksgiving!


I'm not sure who did this cartoon, but it's practically the only image involving Hitler, Turkeys or thanksgiving around. This Thanksgiving, we here at the Daily Hitler are thankful that we live in a country where we can do a project like the Daily Hitler, which is socially & culturally unpopular, involving a defeated enemy of the United States without legal troubles.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mussolini Monday: Mussolini's 'brain and blood for sale on internet'

From the BBC which tends towards tabloid journalism much more than i remember these days.
The granddaughter of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini has said that blood and parts of his brain have been stolen to sell on the internet. Alessandra Mussolini, a former showgirl turned MP, said she immediately informed the police when she found out. The listing, on auction site Ebay, reportedly showed images of a wooden container and ampoules of blood. Ebay, which does not allow the sale of human matter on its site, said that the listing was removed within hours. The initial price requested for the material was 15,000 euros ($22,000; £13,000). "This is very serious, these are the kinds of things we have to guard against," said Ms Mussolini, who was attending a seminar on internet crime when the listing was discovered.
Doctors' denial The BBC's Mark Duff, in Milan, says that Alessandra Mussolini is a colourful character in her own right who has remained doggedly faithful to her grandfather's political legacy. Ms Mussolini said that the remains were stolen from Milan's Policlinico hospital. After Benito Mussolini was killed in 1945 his body was put on public display in a Milan square. It was then taken to the hospital for an autopsy. However, doctors at the hospital denied any remains of the former Italian leader were kept at the premises, saying they were destroyed in the years that followed. A spokesperson for Ebay said that the listing violated its own regulations and was promptly taken down. "It was removed before 11am, a few hours after it was put online and before anyone had made any bids," said spokesperson Irina Pavlova.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

NAZPLOITATION: Nazi Surfers Must Die

I'm pretty sure i saw this on USA "Up All Night" hosted by Gilbert Gottfried. It's pretty slow, but definitely worth it if you're doing something else at the same time. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should have done a cross-over into this movie at some point. Maybe one day.


An earthquake leaves the California coastline in ruins and reduces the beaches to a state of chaos. A group of Neo-Nazis led by Adolf (Brenner), the self-proclaimed "Führer of the new beach," take advantage of the resulting chaos by fighting off several rival surfer gangs to seize control of the beaches. Meanwhile, an African American oil well worker named Leroy (Harden) is killed by the Nazis while jogging on the beach. Leroy's mother "Mama" Washington (Neely), devastated by the loss of her son, vows revenge. After arming herself with a handgun and grenades, she breaks out of her retirement home and sets out to exact bloody vengeance on the Surf Nazis.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HIS KAMPF: TOUCHING BASE WITH MY “INNER HITLER”

From the always entertaining Street Carnage, by the always entertaining Jim Goad.
My father dropped bombs on Germany in World War II, which immediately leads to a pair of conclusions:
1) I’m old as fuck;
2) My family probably did more to defeat Hitler than any of you faceless keyboard gayrods who ever called me a Nazi.
As a lifelong admirer of Judaica and an eternal loner who never joined any social movements, being tagged as a Nazi is both amusing and confounding to me. Winners write the history books and make the historical TV movies, so most Americans’ knowledge of Hitler doesn’t tread too far afield from the word EVIL. Our modern propagandists have snatched Thor’s hammer from the Nazis in order to pound your skull from infancy with the simple idea that Hitler was BAD, and to say anything remotely positive about him is to espouse a heresy akin to renouncing Christ in the Middle Ages. After reading Mein Kampf (My Struggle), I believe Hitler would have admired the simplicity and extent of our collective brainwashing. It’s hard to admit or deny you’re a Nazi when you haven’t even read the fucking User’s Manual, so I decided to go straight to Der Führer’s mouth and see what he had to say. Mein Kampf is around 700 pages in book form, and I read the entire thing on an iPhone, surrounded by blacks on Atlanta public transportation as I headed to work for a Jewish boss. After reading the book, I realize I share the following things in common with Adolf Hitler:
• We both wrote books and received fan mail in prison.
• We’ve both been gassed by hostile enemy powers. (I was tear-gassed in the pen, while Hitler was mustard-gassed on the battlefield in World War I.)
• Our fathers routinely thrashed us and yelled at us for wanting to go into faggy professions. (I wanted to be an actor; Hitler wanted to be a painter.)
• Our mothers both died of boob cancer.
• We’ve both been assaulted on the streets by Marxist gangs.
• We’ve both literally wiped our asses on official documents. (He used a school certificate, while I butt-smeared a book invoice and sent it back to the publisher.)
• We both hate the French.
• When an autopsy is performed on my skull, the world will know that we were both females.
Although Hitler was the 20th Century’s Greatest MC, his prose is disappointingly drab. I was surprised to find very little of what could be classified as seething, throbbing HATE in the book—if you’re craving a tract that just oozes with Jew-hate, you’d be better off reading Protestant kingpin Martin Luther’s On the Jews and Their Lies, written in 1543. Much of Mein Kampf presumes a familiarity with German history that’s far beyond my schoolin’—the Habsburgs did WHAT to the Hohenzollerns and the Jewish press twisted it HOW?—making it difficult for me to grasp certain specific points. But Hitler’s broader points come through loud as thunder. I hereby declare, in front of God, man, and any hate-monitoring organization who cares to add me to their Witches’ List, that I agree with the following points:
• Nature rules man, not the inverse.
• A nation’s intelligentsia is usually so far removed from the jungle, they’ve abandoned their healthiest natural instincts.
• Self-preservation, not compassion, is the noblest of these instincts.
• Individual genius, not majority consensus, has led to most historical advancements.
• The masses have always been stupid and easily swayed. Therefore, democracy is a sham designed to shield a nation’s financial overlords from personal responsibility.
• Tolerance and equivocation are deadly when you’re fighting a war, especially an undeclared one.
• Many Jewish propagandists endlessly berate others for “racism” while tending to be ethnically exclusive themselves when it really counts.
• Jews are really, really, really, really, REALLY smart.
Hitler’s main point—that multiculturalism is always fatal for the host society—is undermined by the fact that he’s mighty short on historical examples to support his argument. He states it as a foregone conclusion without bothering to provide much concrete evidence. Another huge point that confused the Living White Aryan Daylights out of me is his conflation of communism with “international Jewish finance.” I was under the impression that communism was designed to destroy capitalism, but Hitler acts as if they’re the same thing. Yup, Marx was Jewish, as were a disproportionate quotient of Russian Bolsheviks. But either my Aryan Blood is too mixed with Mud Blood to understand what he’s saying, or Hitler wasn’t making any sense by stating that Jewish communism and Jewish capitalism are propagating the same Dirty Jew cause. The book’s major weakness is the same flaw that taints all white-supremacist rhetoric that hammers excessively on Das Juden—it’s hard to claim you’re supreme while conceding that your “people” have been systematically duped by a smaller-yet-smarter opponent. I love the Jews, and I think Hitler did, too. A classic line uttered by a peckerwood named “Snake” while we walked the penitentiary yard sums it up better than all 700 pages of Mein Kampf: “I don’t hate that the Jews run everything; I just hate that they won’t admit it.”

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mussolini Monday: Mussolini 'was jealous of kind Hitler's power and fame'

From the Indian Express.
Though Benito Mussolini regarded Adolf Hitler as a "very kind man, he was "jealous" of the Nazi leader's power and fame, declassified diaries of the Italian dictator's mistress have revealed. Claretta Petacci's journals, which will be published this week, describe a meeting he had with the German leader in 1938 after the then British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain agreed to Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland, 'The Daily Telegraph' reported. "The Fuhrer was very kind. At heart, Hitler is an old sentimentalist. When he saw me he had tears in his eyes," Mussolini was quoted as telling his lover. The diaries also show Mussolini was irritated by being regarded as a junior partner to Hitler, maintaining that his fascism and anti-Semitism dated back to the 1920s, before Hitler rose to prominence. "I've been racist since 1921," he proudly told his mistress on a boating trip on August 4, 1938, two years before Italy declared war on Britain. "I don't know how they can think that I'm imitating Hitler, he wasn't even born then (in a political sense)." In another entry, Mussolini rails against Italians in Italy's African colonies having relationships with locals. "Every time I get a report from Africa, it makes me upset. Just today, another five arrested for living with blacks. Ah! These dirty Italians, they are destroying in less than seven years an empire. They have no consciousness of race," he said. The book, Secret Mussolini, contains extracts from Petacci's diaries written between 1932 and 1938. They say Mussolini was madly in love with Miss Petacci, once telling her he mentally undressed her at the theatre and that he had a "mad desire" for her.She was just 20 when she met the fascist dictator, who was married with children and 29 years her senior. In April 1945, with total defeat looming, the couple tried to escape to Switzerland but were caught by Italian partisans, executed and strung up from a petrol station near Milan.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Black Gestapo

The Black Gestapo is a violent 1975 blaxploitation film about a vigilante named General Ahmed, who starts an inner-city "People's Army" to protect the black citizens of Watts. However, when the Army succeeds in chasing the mob out of town, Ahmed's second in command, Colonel Kojah, reforms the movement into a criminal organization with fascist tendencies. It was written and directed by Lee Frost, and stars Rod Perry, Charles Robinson, and Edward Cross. It features African-American men dressed as Nazis and even a brutal castration scene.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nazi Regalia for Gracious Living.

From the National Lampoon, September 1973. LIFE Parody, Nazi Regalia for Gracious Living.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day



Here's to all those who fight for freedom.

Posters by Everett Johnson.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dali & the Mystique of Hitler

While Dali was part of surrealism early on, i feel that he was at heart a pop artist. This has more to do with his intention, as opposed to the actual appearance of his work. Apparently, surrealism came complete with a political agenda, which Dali, as a bonafide eccentric butted heads with constantly. Contrary to political agendas & philosophical ideologies, life & art are about exploration, & this means exploration anywhere. I found an interesting article on "my studios" concerning more of Dali's exploration of Hitler & the consequences of his actions.

Born in Figueras, Spain, Dalí first studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Madrid and was influenced by metaphysical painters de Chirco and Carra while there. He equally admired the meticulous realism of the Pre-Raphaelites and French 19th century painters, he began to blend their conceptual styles and techniques.

Dalí transformed the definition of Surrealism, expressing the unconscious process of thought, dream,and associated realities through his paintings and drawings. An eccentric and masterful Surrealist in painting and in life, Dalí wrote his diary two years before entering art school in the early 1920's: "Perhaps I'll be despised and misunderstood... but I'll be a great genius."

Throughout his life, Dalí cultivated eccentric and a predisposition towards narcissistic exhibitionism, claimimg his creative energies were derived from it. The spectrum of imagery from fantastic to nightmarish visions which Dalí produced are the supreme evidence of these idiosyncrasies.

An excerpt from Dali by Robert Descharnes
"Furthermore, I saw Hitler as a masochist obsessed with the idee fixe of starting a war and losing it in heroic style. In a word, he was preparing for one of those actes gratuits which were then highly approved of by our group. My persistence in seeing the mystique of Hitler from a Surrealist point of view and my obstinacy in trying to endow the sadistic element in Surrealism with a religious meaning (both exacerbated by my method of paranoiac-critical analysis, which threatened to destroy automatism and its inherent narcissism) led to a number of wrangles and occasional rows with Breton and his friends. The latter, incidentally, began to waver between the boss and me in a way that alarmed him."

In fact they had long gone beyond mere dispute. Contrary to Dali's wishes, the Surrealists remained devoted to Breton, their iron-fisted leader whose every order had to be obeyed. When required to appear before the group, Dali showed up with a thermometer in his mouth, claiming he felt ill. He was supposedly suffering from a bout of 'flu, and was well wrapped up in a pullover and scarf. While Breton reeled off his accusations, Dali kept checking his temperature. When it was his turn for a counter-attack, he began to remove his clothing article by article. To the accompaniment of this striptease, he read out an address he had composed previously, in which he urged his friends to understand that his obsession with Hitler was strictly paranoiac and at heart apolitical, and that he could not be a Nazi "because if Hitler were ever to conquer Europe, he would do away with hysterics of my kind, as had already happened in Germany, where they were treated as Entartete (degenerates). In any case, the effeminate and manifestly crackpot part I had cast Hitler in would suffice for the Nazis to damn me as an iconoclast. Similarly, my increased fanaticism, which had been heightened by Hitler's chasing Freud and Linste in out of Germany, showed that Hitler interested me purely as a locus tor my own mania and because he struck me as having an unequalled diaster value. " Was it his fault if he dreamt about Hitler or Millet's Angelus? When Dali came to the passage where he announced, "In my opinion, Hitler has four testicles and six foreskins," Breton shouted: "Are you going to keep getting on our nerves much longer with your Hitler!" And Dali, to general amusement, replied: "... if I dream tonight that you and I are making love, I shall paint our best positions in the greatest of detail first thing in the morning." Breton froze and, pipe clenched between his teeth, murmured angrily: "I wouldn't advise it, my friend." It was a confrontation that once again pointed up the two men's rivalry and power struggle. Which of them was going to come out on top?

Following his confrontation, Dali was given a short-lived reprieve, but then notified of his expulsion. "Since Dali had repeatedly been guilty of counter-revolutionary activity involving the celebration of fascism under Hitler, the undersigned propose ... that he be considered a fascist element and excluded from the Surrealist movement and opposed with all possible means." After he had been expelled, Dali continued to participate in Surrealist exhibitions; after all, the movement needed Dali's magnetic hold on the public, as Breton well knew. Thus in 1936 Dali made his appearance at the New Burlington Galleries in London wearing a diving suit - to illustrate the thesis stated in his lecture concerning art's function of revealing the depths of the subconscious. At one point he appeared to be suffocating in it - and a panting Dali was hastily freed of his suit and helmet, to the enthusiastic applause of the audience, who supposed it was all a well-rehearsed act.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mussolini Monday - birdhouse edition



An article in Creative Review showcases the work of artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson, who have made a series of animal houses based on a selection of infamous dictators' palaces. Above you see their interpretation of Mussolini's Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Degenerate Art by Salvador Dali


Painting by Salvador Dali, "Hitler Masturbating".
Article from the great Dali House blog.
The Deux Magots cafe in Paris’ Montparnasse district was a favoured meeting spot for the surrealists, so it may have been there where they held a mock trial to consider Dali’s crimes against the movement in 1934. He was, after a brief reprieve, expelled from the group. The members had taken offence at Dali’s “The Enigma of William Tell”, an unflattering portrait of Lenin, shown above, as well as his commercial flair, Andre Breton famously twisting his name into the anagram “Avida Dollars”. Breton called him a self-confessed racist who supported the fascists in Spain, Italy and Germany. Breton had seen Dali’s arrival in Paris six years earlier as just what the surrealists needed. They were by then already running dry of ideas. But Breton and Aragon saw themselves as sophisticates in charge of a motley amalgam of foreign buffoons, including the original “Andalucian dogs”, Dali and Luis Bunuel. Dali in particular oozed warped pathologies, and his surrealism, it’s been noted, “was dangerously total”. Dali, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Neret wrote in their biography, “enjoyed pomp and ritual, so he actually preferred monarchies to totalitarian regimes; the political Left was too drab and prosaic. To the surrealists he confessed, ‘Very rich people have always impressed me; very poor people, like the fishermen of Port Lligat, have likewise impressed me; average people, not at all.’ He regretted that the surrealists were attracting ‘a whole fauna of misfit and unwashed petty bourgeois’.” As to the Fuhrer, they quoted him further: “Whenever I started to paint the leather strap that crossed from his belt to his shoulder, the softness of that Hitler flesh packed under his military tunic transported me into a sustaining and Wagnerian ecstasy that set my heart pounding, an extremely rare state of excitement that I did not even experience during the act of love. “On the one hand,” Dali said another time with a completely straight face, “I had society, politely astonished that I was going somewhere that they could not go, and on the other hand, the surrealists. I was always off to where the rest couldn’t go. Snobbery consists in going to places that others are excluded from — which produces a feeling of inferiority in the others. In all human relations there is a way of achieving complete mastery of a situation. That was my policy where surrealism was concerned.” At right is the cartoonish “Hitler Masturbating”. Dali challenged Breton to convene the group for an emergency meeting “at which the mystique of Hitler shall be debated”. Dali showed up with a thermometer in his mouth, claiming he felt ill. While Breton reeled off his accusations, Dali kept checking his temperature. When it was his turn, he began to remove his clothing piece by piece, while reciting a prepared speech in which he explained that his obsession with Hitler was at heart apolitical, and that he could not be a Nazi “because if Hitler were ever to conquer Europe, he would do away with hysterics of my kind, as had already happened in Germany”. On yet another occasion he admitted that he saw Hitler as a masochist determined to start a war and lose it in heroic style. From Dali’s point of view, the surrealists’ leftist politics was dull and doomed. “Marxism is shit, the last of Christian shit,” he declared, and to be sure, communism served only to handcuff their imagination. Dali once made an armchair studded with glass vials containing milk — Aragon pointed out that there were too many starving children in the world to justify such a waste.