84 Brutal Facts About the Furious Führer aka Adolf Hitler You Should Know

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1Anti-Smoking movement

Hitler orchestrated what was the most powerful anti-smoking movement in the world during the 1930s and early 1940s.


2. Nearly all profits from Hitler’s "Mein Kampf", his image and his artwork go to charity. Bavaria owns the rights and sometimes has difficulty finding a charity to accept them, as they are widely considered "blood money."


3. One of Hitler's personal chauffeurs (Emil Maurice) and close friends was found to be Jewish and was targeted for expulsion from the SS by Heinrich Himmler. Upon hearing that Maurice was of Jewish descent Hitler made an exception for Maurice and his brothers calling them "honorary Aryans."


4. If Hitler's father hadn't changed his name in 1877, Hitler's name would have been "Adolf Schicklgruber."


5. After a total war economy was instituted in 1943, Hitler had the women's cosmetics industry gradually closed down rather than banned outright to avoid upsetting Eva Braun.


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6Museum of An Extinct Race

Hitler planned to collect thousands of Jewish artifacts to build the "Museum of An Extinct Race."


7. To foster infighting and maximize power, Adolf Hitler used to intentionally give contradicting orders to officers whose duties he knew would overlap.


8. Hitler accidentally bombed his nephew's house in Liverpool, so the nephew moved to the United States to fight with the Allies.


9. Hitler grew to hate soccer because it couldn't be fixed to ensure German victory over non-Germans.


10. Hitler wrote a second book after Mein Kampf in 1928. In it, he describes why he would go to war in Europe and how he admired US eugenics programs. It was never published because he feared it would hurt already-low Mien Kampf sales.


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11Eduard Bloch

Hitler had a Jewish-Austrian doctor who didn't charge Hitler's family during his childhood due to their economic hardship. Because of this Hitler showed his "Everlasting Gratitude" by never sentencing him to a concentration camp, had him protected, by the Gestapo, and referred to him as "Noble Jew".


12. The plans to assassinate Hitler were canceled because it was feared his successor would be a more rational and effective leader.


13. When the battle of Stalingrad seemed lost for the Germans, Hitler expected his General, F. Paulus, to commit suicide. His response was: "I have no intention of shooting myself for this Bohemian corporal". Paulus surrendered on Feb 2, 1943.


14. Adolf Hitler never regarded the Chinese and Japanese as inferior to the Aryans. He thought that "their past history was superior to our own."


15. Hitler banned the Nobel Prize and created his own German National Prize for Art and Science and awarded one to Ferdinand Porsche, who developed the world's first hybrid car, as well as the Volkswagen Beetle. -


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16German POWs

Hitler admired the Greek resistance to the invading German army so much that he ordered the release of all Greek POWs for "their gallant bearing."


17. The Nazi party tried to turn Christmas into a nonreligious holiday celebrating the coming of Hitler, with Saint Nicholas replaced by Odin the "Solstice Man" and swastikas on top of Christmas trees.


18. When the D-Day forces landed, Hitler was asleep. None of his generals dared send reinforcements without his permission, and no-one dared wake him.


19. A Jewish lawyer called Hans Litten put rising politician Adolf Hitler in the witness box and cross-examined him for 3 hours. Litten was later arrested when the Nazis came into power and was brutally tortured for 5 years until he committed suicide.


20. The stock broker hand signal for the Deutsche Bank is the index finger horizontally under the nose. Its origin: Hitler's mustache.


21Estrogen

British intelligence planners seriously considered secretly administering small doses of estrogen into the food of Adolf Hitler, in order “to make his character less aggressive” and to make his mustache to fall off.


22. Hitler planned to reduce the “non-German population” in occupied countries by “persuading them that vaccination and the like are really most dangerous.”


23. Pope Pius XII, who is often criticized for not speaking forcefully against Hitler, supervised a rescue network which saved 860,000 Jewish lives, more than all the international agencies combined.


24. A German citizen trained his dog (named Adolf) to raise his right paw when he was given the command "Heil Hitler"; the man was later sentenced to five months in prison for violating Germany's ban on the Nazi salute


25. During WW2, captured German officers, sent to Britain as PoWs, lived in luxury in Trent Park. This was done to make them feel relaxed. However, they were being listened to by 100 ‘listeners.’ They revealed secrets about the holocaust, events in Berlin, Hitler’s madness and V2 rocket bases.

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