Posts tagged with ‘world war ii

Weird series of photographs of Hitler practicing his body language in the mirror
In order to have the visual charisma to get an entire country to go along with you in trying to eradicate an entire religious ethnicity of peoples on your way to world domination, it takes practice. 
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Weird series of photographs of Hitler practicing his body language in the mirror

In order to have the visual charisma to get an entire country to go along with you in trying to eradicate an entire religious ethnicity of peoples on your way to world domination, it takes practice. 

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Daily Discussion: For the 70th anniversary of D-Day, tell us IHC, stories of relatives who fought in WWII

I know it’s been forever since we’ve had a Daily Discussion, but don’t hold it against me. Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the day in which Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France to begin pushing back Germany. Do any of you have relatives that fought in World War II? If so, where did they serve and what did they do? 

The Brazilian ranch where Nazis once owned slaves

In the 1930s, during Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, the above photo of a local Brazilian soccer team was taken, and those swastikas on those flags are exactly those kind of swastikas— Nazi swastikas. Because in the 1930s, there were quite a few very fervent supporters of Adolph Hitler and his plans for genocide and world domination. And these Brazilian Nazis weren’t just bad in name only, they also were pretty big slave owners— and the soccer players in the photo were slaves. Stolen from orphanages and forced to work on farms their whole lives.

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Holocaust documentary to finally be released

The documentary will be shown in tandem with a new documentary, “Night Will Fall,” at festivals and in theaters, as well as on British television to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Hitchcock was approached in 1945 by his friend and producer Sidney Bernstein about the possibility of helping with a documentary based on footage shot in the Nazi concentration camps by British and Soviet army units. Upon first viewing the footage, the director of “Psycho” and “The 39 Steps” was reportedly so traumatized that he avoided the film studio for a week.

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The Japanese soldier who wouldn’t quit World War II

The Pacific war during World War II was a bloody, crazy mess. Battle after battle fought on remote jungle islands in the Pacific Ocean left many soldiers on all sides alone and confused. There are numerous stories of soldiers, both American and Japanese, who lived for decades on some island, unaware the war had ended. One of these men, Hiroo Onoda, wasn’t convinced that he should stand down from his post until he was rediscovered by the modern world in 1974.

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Justin Bieber thinks Anne Frank would have been a Belieber

While touring Europe, Justin Bieber stopped at the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, and when he signed the visitor’s book, he mentioned that he thinks Anne Frank would have been a big Bieber fan, that is, if she weren’t blind and deaf.

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In 1924, Hitler was tamed to by prison, improved his painting technique and the world never heard from him again
From the Dec 20, 1924 issue of the New York Times: Adolph Hitler’s rehabilitation is now complete, and he is “no longer to be feared.”
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In 1924, Hitler was tamed to by prison, improved his painting technique and the world never heard from him again

From the Dec 20, 1924 issue of the New York Times: Adolph Hitler’s rehabilitation is now complete, and he is “no longer to be feared.”

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One of Hitler’s private toilets has been hiding out in New Jersey for decades
According to Kohfeldt, the toilet came off of Hitler’s biggest private yacht, the Aviso Grille, which was between 400 and 500 feet long, and at the time one of the biggest private boats in existence. “He wanted to ride it down the Thames in London and go live in Windsor Palace when he invaded,” Kohfeldt told me on a subzero morning last week as he pulled a sink—also from the ship, and now in pieces—out of a box and laid them out for me to examine each of the maker’s stamps and faucets. Another resident of Florence, Dick Glass—an expert on Hitler’s yacht—told me that the ship was armed, had a crew of 245 men, a private room for Eva Braun, and was bigger than J.P. Morgan’s ship Corsair. The Aviso Grille also played a significant role in one particular moment in history: Hitler’s Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz stood on the deck of the ship on May 1, 1945, and gave the first word of the Führer’s death and took command of Germany.  After the war ended, the Aviso Grille was taken to the United States and ended up in the hands of New Jersey shipyard owner Harry Doan, who illegally charged visitors 25 cents to board and tour Hitler’s Yacht. However, according to Glass, both Doan and the federal government wanted to prevent the ship from becoming a memorial to Hitler, and so it was scrapped in Doan’s salvage yard in the early 1950s.
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One of Hitler’s private toilets has been hiding out in New Jersey for decades

According to Kohfeldt, the toilet came off of Hitler’s biggest private yacht, the Aviso Grille, which was between 400 and 500 feet long, and at the time one of the biggest private boats in existence. “He wanted to ride it down the Thames in London and go live in Windsor Palace when he invaded,” Kohfeldt told me on a subzero morning last week as he pulled a sink—also from the ship, and now in pieces—out of a box and laid them out for me to examine each of the maker’s stamps and faucets. Another resident of Florence, Dick Glass—an expert on Hitler’s yacht—told me that the ship was armed, had a crew of 245 men, a private room for Eva Braun, and was bigger than J.P. Morgan’s ship Corsair. The Aviso Grille also played a significant role in one particular moment in history: Hitler’s Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz stood on the deck of the ship on May 1, 1945, and gave the first word of the Führer’s death and took command of Germany.

After the war ended, the Aviso Grille was taken to the United States and ended up in the hands of New Jersey shipyard owner Harry Doan, who illegally charged visitors 25 cents to board and tour Hitler’s Yacht. However, according to Glass, both Doan and the federal government wanted to prevent the ship from becoming a memorial to Hitler, and so it was scrapped in Doan’s salvage yard in the early 1950s.

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Astonishing vintage film of five men standing right under an aerial atomic test

On July 19, 1957, five men stood at Ground Zero of an atomic test that was being conducted at the Nevada Test Site. This was the test of a 2KT (kiloton) MB-1 nuclear air-to-air rocket launched from an F-89 Scorpion interceptor. The nuclear missile detonated 10,000 ft above their heads.

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The story of Pig 311 and the atomic bomb tests of Bikini Atoll

In 1946, the US government set off two atomic bombs at the Bikini Atoll to see what would happen to the wildlife. (Spoiler: Turns out atomic blasts aren’t really so good for wildlife.)

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Things That Exist: 60’s-era Israeli Nazi pulp comic pornography

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.

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IHC After Dark: “Education for Death”

A great Disney WWII propaganda cartoon about children being raised to be good little Nazis.









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