A Buddhist statue brought to Germany from Tibet by a Nazi-backed expedition has been confirmed as having been made from the iron of a meteorite. From the stars, to Tibetan artists, into the hands of Nazis and back again.
Rule 34 doesn’t even come close to this. In the 1960s, as many Israelis and Jews around the world were beginning to come to grips with the atrocities of the Holocaust, one of the ways some dealt with the trauma was through pulp pornographic Nazi-themed comic books called Stalags. These comics were never on full display, but nonetheless, they became best sellers throughout Israel.
Since they were on the other side of the world while Hitler was trying to take over Europe in the 1940s, I guess it’s understandable that the average teenage Thai is pretty far removed emotionally from the idea of Hitler. But it’s still odd that this year, Hitler seems to be the hottest fashion accessory in Bangkok.
In these rarely seen color photos of Hitler’s office in Berlin, his apartment in Berlin and his Bavarian retreat, the Fuhrer had some expensive tastes. Not that you would expect anything less from someone who murdered millions to try and rule all of Europe.
Understandably, Germany is still a little sore about the whole Nazi thing, banning swastikas and other Nazi symbols pretty rigidly. But it’s like if you got drunk and did something really really stupid— say, kill millions of people— and then your friends just won’t ever let it go and every time you’re out just trying to have a good time, they’re all like “Remember that time…” and you’re all like “That was a long time ago, just leave it alone!”
With a strong tide of nationalism and a gross misunderstanding of history, some young people in Thailand are adopting the dress, symbols and message of the Nazi Party. The above photos are from a mock Nazi parade put on by students at the Sacred Heart School in Chiang Mai, and they’ve upset not only Thai officials, but people around the world.