Germany Under Nazis: 74 Horrendous Facts About Adolf Hitler

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1Hitler's assassination plans

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


2. 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.


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


4. 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.


5. 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."


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6Christmas

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.


7. 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.


8. 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.


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


10. 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.


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11Non-German population

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


12. 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.


13. 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


14. 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.


15. WWII German General Erwin Rommel refused to comply with Hitler’s order to execute Jewish PoWs.


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16Adolf Eichmann

In 1960, Israeli agents staked out a house in Argentina, suspecting Hitler henchman Adolph Eichmann and his family had relocated there. After watching him come and go for weeks, agents got their proof when he came home with a bouquet of flowers on Mar. 21 -- Eichmann's 25th wedding anniversary.


17. Hitler’s plan for Moscow after capturing it during WW2 was to kill all its residents and replace it with a lake.


18. After World War 1, French had the railway cars that Germany surrendered in stored in a museum. During World War 2, when France was preparing to surrender, Hitler ordered the walls of museum torn down and the railway cars returned to the exact spot of the 1918 armistice in order to humiliate the French.


19. The Allied operation to conceal the D-Day invasion involved fake radio traffic, double agents, an Australian actor, and fake invasion plans for Calais, Norway, the Mediterranean, and the Balkans. It was so effective Hitler believed the real invasion hadn't begun until seven weeks after D-Day.


20. Area 51 was/is an experimental airbase. The reason they guard it so closely isn't because of aliens but rather that it's the place they test very sensitive aircraft and similar things that have the potential to change warfare to a fundamental level. The SR-71 was developed there and tested many times. They also tried to develop a flying saucer (there is a video that shows someone driving a floating circular disk) that Hitler had also tried to develop. They didn't go through with it because the scientists decided that it the time would be wasted to try and make an actual high altitude one.


21Red River Bridge War

In 1931, after Texas Rangers barricaded a bridge spanning the Texas-Oklahoma border, Oklahoma Governer "Alfalfa Bill" Murray appeared at the site armed with a revolver, backed by the Oklahoma National Guard, to reopen the bridge. This bloodless "Red River Bridge War" even got the attention of Adolf Hitler.


22. Charlie Chaplin made his movie mocking Hitler with his own money because Hollywood was afraid of losing money if they took a stand.


23. The gun made popular by James Bond, the Walther PPK, is the same model that Hitler killed himself.


24. Under the Third Reich, Aryan mothers who devoted their lives to having children were awarded the Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter (Mother’s Cross) and were respected civil servants who were saluted on the streets by Hitler's Youth.


25. In Toronto, in 1933, an amateur baseball game broke out into a massive race riot when a group of Nazi sympathizers, protesting the Jewish players, unveiled a crude Swastika flag. A crowd of more than 10,000 citizens, excited by cries of ‘Heil Hitler’ became suddenly a disorderly mob.

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