Monday, December 31, 2007

3 Stooges: You Natzy Spy!

The Three Stooges-You Nazty Spy

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"You Nazty Spy! is significant because it satirized the Nazis and the Third Reich and helped publicize the Nazi threat in a period when America was still neutral about World War II, and isolationist sentiment was prevalent among the public. During this period, isolationist senators such as Burton Wheeler and Gerald Nye objected to Hollywood films on grounds that they were anti-Nazi propaganda vehicles designed to mobilize the American public for war. According to the Internet Movie Database, You Nazty Spy! was the first Hollywood film to spoof Hitler. It was released nine months before the more famous Charlie Chaplin film The Great Dictator. Heavy publicity in Hollywood about Chaplin's planned film began to circulate in mid-1939, and may have helped serve as inspiration for the film. Much like the case of Chaplin, Moe Howard's physical resemblance to Hitler (when in makeup) was probably a key source of inspiration.

The Hays code discouraged or prohibited many types of political and satirical messages in films, requiring that the history and prominent people of other countries must be portrayed "fairly"; but short subjects may have been subject to less attention than feature films.

Another notable feature of You Nazty Spy! was the fact that it was implying business interests were behind the Nazi rise to power. This is probably reflective of a common belief amongst some Americans about the Nazis at the time."

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Heiling Canine Seeks New Home

This is kind of a sad story. Some old Nazi named Roland in Berlin trained his dog to give the Roman Salute, and wound up in prison for 5 months on charges of displaying Nazi gestures, a heinous crime in Germany. Why he made the dog perform the trick in front of police remains unclear.

Earlier this year, Roland T. had told the tabloid Berliner Kurier that he would put Adolf to sleep because he could not afford the dog's pet food as a result of all the fines he had to pay. He said he planned to have the dog put down on April 30, 2008, the anniversary of Hitler's death. Roland T. also claimed that Adolf had been born on April 20, Hitler's birthday.

The dog, now renamed Adi, went back to the pound he was originally adopted from 8 years ago. However, pount officials say that Adolf does not actually indulge in unconstitutional behavior. "He doesn't make the Hitler salute, he just lifts his paw like any other dog. It's anatomically impossible for a dog to lift its paw that far."

A Kitten for Hitler

Ken Russell presents "A Kitten for Hitler" on, as mentioned EARLIER.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hitler's British Love Child

HITLER’S lovechild could be alive and well and living in Britain.

That is the incredible possibility raised about Unity Mitford – an English aristocrat who was infatuated with the Fuhrer.

Torn between love for her homeland and dedication to Hitler, Unity – who was 25 and living in Munich at the time – shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany in 1939.

She is then said to have lived as an invalid with her mother in the Cotswolds, moved to a Scottish island in 1944 and died as a result of her brain injury aged 33 in 1948.

But Martin Bright, writing in New Statesman magazine, has told of a phone call from a woman called Val Hann, suggesting more of a story.

“Her aunt, Betty Norton, had run a maternity home in Oxfordshire during the war and said that Unity Mitford had been one of her clients,” wrote Bright.

“Her aunt’s business, in the tiny village of Wigginton, had depended on discretion and she had told no one except her sister that Unity had a baby. Her sister had passed the story on to her daughter, Val.”

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

This week's Hitler Auction: Mein Kampf - Signed

Hitler's volume, which comes from the first edition of 500 copies, is inscribed to Major Schueler van Kriken and dated Dec. 10, 1925. The auction house has a presale estimate range of $8,000 to $12,000 for the book, which comes from the estate of a Jewish collector.

The book, which combined Hitler's political ideology and autobiography, would appeal to ``serious World War II collectors or Jewish collectors interested in the history of anti- Semitism,'' said Christina Geiger, Bonhams specialist for the sale.

UPDATE: Bidding closed at $18,000!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fictional account of Hitler's conception wins award

The conception of Adolf Hitler was never going to make for easy reading. But the late American novelist Norman Mailer's explicit rendition of the incestuous encounter between the genocidal German dictator's parents has won the writer one of the world's most dubious literary prizes.

Mailer, who died of renal failure last month at 84, was one of several candidates for the annual "Bad Sex in Fiction Award," which aims to highlight crude and tasteless descriptions of sex in modern novels.

In a ceremony at the In & Out Club in central London, the judges paid homage to a "great American man of letters," adding: "We are sure that he would have taken the prize in good humour."

The excerpt is taken from one of Mailer's last works, "The Castle in the Forest," a fictionalized exploration of Hitler's family, narrated by a demon. In the passage, the demon describes the moment Adolf is conceived, as Klara Hitler embraces her husband Alois, a man the novel says was also her uncle, "with an avidity that could come only from the Evil One."

That passage, and others like it, were chosen by the Literary Review magazine, which has been embarrassing authors with the award for the past 15 years.

Those shortlisted for this year's prize included Christopher Rush, whose book "Will" offers a firsthand account of sex between William Shakespeare and his wife, Anne Hathaway. The bard praises his wife's anatomy in excruciating detail.

Jeannette Winterson was picked for her awkward love scene in "The Stone Gods," involving a woman and a robot. Richard Milward's "Apples" was chosen for its description of a sex scene between an adolescent boy and a woman the teen said "smelt a bit like an armpit."

Actor David Thewlis, who appears in the Harry Potter movies as Harry's teacher Remus Lupin, was selected for a sex scene in his novel "The Late Hector Kipling," where a man has his nipple drenched in lighter fluid, set on fire, and then doused in beer.

Earlier this year Thewlis was nominated for a "Razzie" - a prize handed out for awfulness in show business - for worst supporting actor in both "The Omen" and "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction."

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bill Conlin: Gas the bloggers

Pardon my ignorance here, but I don't follow sports and have no idea who Bill Conlin is. Apparently he's not to fond of the blogospere though:
"The only positive thing I can think of about Hitler's time on earth-I'm sure he would have eliminated all bloggers. In Colonial times, bloggers were called "Pamphleteers." They hung on street corners handing them out to passersby. Now, they hang out on electronic street corners, hoping somebody mouses on to their pretentious sites. Different medium, same MO. Shakespeare accidentally summed up the genre best with these words from a MacBeth soliloquy: ". . .a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. . .""
I'm pretty sure he's right though. I just don't see Hitler as a BoingBoing type of fellow.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hitler invades Poland the Wii

"As I was raiding strangers' Miis today, picking up lookalike avatars of Chuck Norris, Jack Black and Mr. Burns to supplement my own woefully thin Mii population, I noticed a curious trend. For all the wildly diverse Miis you find while doing a "grab bag" search on the Posting Plaza, at least every other page has a Mii version of Adolf Hitler. Some pages I skimmed through had three different Hitlers out of a group of 50 Miis. The Miis on the Posting Plaza are only identified by initials, but when it's a guy with a parted haircut, tiny mustache, soulless stare and the the initials A.H., it's a bit of a giveaway."
Via Load This

Golden Girls Gone Wild - Betty White

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bombay's Hitler Restaurant

The owner of a restaurant named after Adolf Hitler said Thursday he will change its name because it angered so many people.

Puneet Sablok said he would remove Hitler's name and the Nazi swastika from billboards and the menu. He had said the restaurant's name — "Hitler's Cross" — and symbols were only meant to attract attention.

Sablok made the decision after meeting with members of Bombay's small Jewish community.

"Once they told me how upset they were with the name, I decided to change it," he said. "I don't want to do business by hurting people."

Sablok said he had not yet decided on a new name.

Hitler's Cross opened five days ago and serves pizza, salad and pastries in Navi Mumbai, a suburb of Bombay, also known as Mumbai.

On Thursday, Bombay's Jewish community welcomed Sablok's decision to rename his restaurant.

"He realized he made a mistake and listened to reason," said Elijah Jacob, a community leader. "Some people have wrong conceptions of history and he realized it was not appropriate."

Bombay's Jews had called the theme of the restaurant offensive and demanded a name change. There are about 5,500 Jews in India, with about 4,500 of them living in Bombay.

"I never wanted to hurt people's feelings," said Sablok.

Some Indians regard Hitler as just another historical figure and have little knowledge about the Holocaust, in which 6 million European Jews were systematically killed during World War II.

The swastika symbol, which was appropriated by the Nazis, was originally an ancient Hindu symbol and it is displayed all over India to bring luck.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Becoming Adolf

Hitler's Toothbrush mustache is one of the most powerful symbols of the last century, an inch of hair that represents infinite evil. The author had his reasons for deciding to wear one.

by Rich Cohen November 2007

I cut my beard on a Friday. I did what everyone who has ever cut a full beard does: I took it through every configuration. Like passing over the stages of man, or watching cultures rise and fall until the face of Hitler emerged. I went to the closet. What would the Führer wear on a sunny day? It does not matter, I decided. Because I am Hitler—whatever I wear, Hitler is wearing. A dozen Hitlers passed through my mind: Hitler in a sport coat; Hitler in a lab coat. Hitler in a Speedo; Hitler in a Camaro. I shook myself and said, "Get it together, Hitler—you're losing your mind!"

I wore the mustache for about a week. It preceded me into stores and hung in the air after I exited. It sat on my face as I slept. I was Hitler in my dreams. I went to the Jewish Museum. I went to Zabar's. I went to the Met. I went to the modern wing. I said, "All of this art is decadent." I stood on the corner of 82nd and Fifth. I stared into space. When you stare into space with a Toothbrush mustache, you are glowering. You can't help it. You're looking into crowds. You're looking at the names on the census that end in "-berg" and "-stein" while thinking, How do we get all these Juden onto trains? But in the end, my project, in its broader aims, was a failure. Because no matter how long, or how casually, or how sarcastically I wore the mustache, it still belonged to Hitler. You cannot claim it, or own it, or clean it as a drug lord cleans money. Because it's too dirty. Because it's soaked up too much history. It's his, and, as far as I'm concerned, he can keep it. When you wear the Toothbrush mustache, you are wearing the worst story in the world right under your nose.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Hitler and the Clown

Hitler is addressing his cabinet and he says: "My plan for the next 6 years is to kill 6 million Jews and one clown". One of his cabinet members is brave enough to ask him "Sir why the clown? "Hitler promptly replies "See, nobody gives a shit about the Jews".

Friday, October 12, 2007

Kotaku: We Can't Freaking Wait To Teabag Hitler

That picture above is Akella's highly publicized digital rendition of Hitler's office. And details like this seem to matter more in a spy story full of real world secrets largely based upon real world people—especially when that's basically what the whole game is about. We're trying to quell our excitement and manage our expectations for the title. But honestly, we can't wait to infiltrate the Nazi regime and teabag the bejesus out of Hitler.


Holocaust Tycoon: board game edition

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hitler's Fan Mail

Excerpts from Dr Eberle's book, Letters to Hitler – a People Writes to its Leader, were published yesterday in Germany's Bild newspaper. Although they were written only early in Hitler's career, shortly after he was released from jail in 1923, they show that he was already being deluged with fan mail.

Here are some examples:
"How does HE stand regarding the question of alcohol?" asks Alfred Barg, in a letter written to Hitler in May 1925. Dr Eberle notes in his book that Hitler rarely set eyes on any of the letters himself but relied primarily on Rudolf Hess, his deputy, to read and reply to them. To Barg's letter, Hess replies nine days later: "Herr Hitler does not drink any alcohol, except for a few drops on very special occasions. He does not smoke at all."

Another letter written by a loyal National Socialist baker asks for permission to bake a new variety of cake which would in future be honoured with the name "Hitler Cake". Hess sniffily refuses because Hitler's strategy is to strictly avoid "kitsch" publicity gimmicks. Likewise, to a woman devotee who has sent the Nazi leader handkerchiefs embroidered with his images, he writes: "I am returning the hand-sewn handkerchiefs. Herr Hitler does not give permission for the manufacture of handkerchiefs with his picture on them."

The letters used for the basis of Dr Eberle's book were kept in files in Hitler's Reich Chancellor's office in Berlin but removed by the Red Army and taken to Moscow at the end of the Second World War.

"Assuming that we are going to get a National Socialist Greater Germany some day, does the NSDAP (Nazi party) favour the colours black, white and red with a Swastika?" Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, replies, "You should know that we will never betray the colours black, white, red nor the Swastika."

From R Niedermayer, a lawyer, on behalf of his client, the recently deceased Mrs Margarete Meindl, July 1925
"I have the honour to inform you that the deceased (Mrs Meindl), who was a great admirer of your political aims, expressed the wish that a large potted palm she kept in her apartment until her death, should be left to you." Hess replies, "I write to inform you that Herr Hitler would like to have the palm. I look forward to receiving details regarding its collection."

Further reading

Hitler juggling fish while riding unicycle: Parts 1 & 2

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

'Heil Hitler' on YouTube Can Send You to Prison!

After numerous clips showing Nazi salutes were published on YouTube, the Austrian authorities started an investigation over the young soldiers who appeared in them. The Defense Minister Norbert Darabos said for Reuters that all the soldiers were identified and will be soon questioned about the YouTube clips. It seems like the clips were recorded with a mobile phone and showed some Austrian soldiers who were saluting each another using the famous 'Heil Hitler' expression.

"There is zero tolerance for such actions. Those involved will have to answer to the army and the law and take the consequences," the Defense Minister said according to Reuters. "Did these soldiers want to win over others to their convictions or was this perhaps just a drunken party?" Salzburg prosecutor Karl Rene Fuerlinger added for the same source.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Continuing Hitler Wine coverage...

By Jack Heeger
Friday, September 28, 2007

We recently reported on wine that was alleged to have been made for Adolf Hitler, and this drew a response from reader Frank Green of New York City, who “tried this vintage” and sent us a review:

“This wine is very bold, with a very bitter after-taste. Doesn’t sit well with Russian food, completely dominates French cuisine, but can be successfully paired with tortellini and sushi.

“It has a full bodied taste with hints of black currant, leather, gunpowder, steel, burnt wood and brick. This is a bottle with a message in, and the message is ‘beware.’ This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

“Ultimately its taste will die in the cellar, although it still may be found in select South American cafes. Palate best cleared with American and U.K. domestic brews.”

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Naval Swastika Barracks in San Diego

The Navy will spend as much as $600,000 to modify a 40-year-old barracks complex that resembles a swastika from the air, a gaffe that went largely unnoticed before satellite images became easily accessible on the Internet.
The Navy said officials noted the buildings’ shape after the groundbreaking in 1967 but decided against changing it at the time because it wasn’t obvious from the ground. Aerial photos made available on such services as Windows Live and Google Earth in recent years have since revealed the buildings’ shape to a wide audience.

Adolf - Ich Hock' in Meinem Bonker

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ken Russell: A Kitten for Hitler

Ken Russell
Ten years ago, while working on
The South Bank Show, Melvyn Bragg and I had a heated discussion on the pros and cons of film censorship. Broadly speaking, Melvyn was against it, while I, much to his surprise, was absolutely for it. He then dared me to write a script that I thought should be banned. I accepted the challenge and a month or so later sent him a short subject entitled A Kitten for Hitler. “Ken,” he said, “if ever you make this film and it is shown, you will be lynched.”

...that was ten years ago, and I’m still alive and kicking, but whether that will still be the case in November only the Lord knows. Because, by the end of October, the film will be seen the world over, on the Comedybox website.

We can't wait!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Columbia Dean: We'd invite Hitler to speak

Columbia Dean John Coatsworth said in an interview yesterday that if Hitler came to New York, he would have been invited to speak at Columbia University in the spirit of robust dialog.

"If he were willing to engage in a debate and a discussion, to be challenged by Columbia students and faculty, we would certainly invite him," Coatsworth said.

The Dean's comments came in defense of his decision to host Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while the controversial leader is in New York to address the UN General Assembly. A trip to Ground Zero the Ahmadinejad hoped to make was nixed by the NYPD. Similarly, Columbia has come under fire for its decision not to cancel the forum.

The Iranian President left Tehran for New York today and will participate in a question and answer forum at Columbia tomorrow.

There's a few things that people should realize about Ahmadinejad: First, he's not Hitler and has little in common with the man. Iran is a poor country with a a rich natural resource: Oil. Postwar Germany was a poor country without many natural resources at all, which led to their wanting to take over other countries. Ahmadinejad hates Israel; Hitler wanted to send the Jews back to Israel, which did not yet exist. The list goes on, but the point is, comparing him to Hitler is absurd, and people getting riled up over this man coming to America for an open discourse is offensive. When did America's motto become "If we don't agree with what you have to say, keep your mouth shut."?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Modern Hitler Youths

No, they aren't the Olson Twins, and it's not photoshop. It's the real deal. Lamb and Lynx Gaede, aka "Prussian Blue", are sisters who sing about racial purity and white supremacy.

Sample tracks HERE

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wine labels with Hitler's image seized in Italy

ROME (AFP) — A prosecutor in Bolzano, northern Italy seized wine bottle labels on Wednesday bearing a portrait of Hitler and other Nazis from a winery near the Austrian border, the company said.

The 20 labels from the "Der Fuehrer" line show Hitler raising the Nazi salute and his generals, including Hermann Goering, the Reich's economic minister, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Gestapo, and Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy.

The black and white labels are imprinted with the mottoes "Ein volk, ein Reich, ein Fuehrer" (one people, one empire, one Fuehrer) and "Sieg heil", a slogan proclaimed by Hitler as a greeting or in front of the masses.

The incriminating labels constitute a glorification of the perpetrators of crimes against humanity, according to state prosecutor Cuno Tarfusser.

The Lunardelli company said it had sold around 20,000 bottles featuring the Hitler labels per year. It also sold wine with images of Mussolini on the label, which were not seized by police.

The bottles make up part of a product line started in 1995 called the "historic collection", selling wine with labels with the faces of Winston Churchill, Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Marxist philosopher, Adolph Hitler, Karl Marx, Napoleon Bonaparte, Benito Mussolini, and Che Guevara.

The line stirred up controversy back in September 2003, when German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries made an official protest against its sale.

At the time, she claimed that the labels referring to the Third Reich were "abominable and in bad taste."

See also "Hitler Bier"

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Swastika handbag draws ire in UK

A bag embroidered with Nazi-style swastikas was withdrawn by fashion store Zara today after a rush of complaints.

Bosses were forced to apologise and withdrew the £39 bag immediately. The bag - which also features flowers and bicycles - has four green swastikas at each corner.


Bell Canada: Rocking the Holocaust

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's biggest phone company has apologized after a punk-rock reference to the Holocaust appeared on billboard advertisements for its cellphones.

The ads for Bell Canada's Solo discount service showed a young woman decked out in flashy punk rock attire, with a button that reads "Belsen was a gas" -- the controversial title of a song by the Sex Pistols, and a reference to Nazi Germany's Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

"It was inadvertent," Bell Canada spokesman Mark Langton said on Friday, noting that the dozen ads were taken down as soon as the company realized its mistake. "Obviously, we would never depict such an offensive slogan in our advertising."

He said Bell officials approved the ads after examining sample images that were smaller than the final billboards. The button inscription could only be read when the ads were blown up to their full size, he said.

"In the proofing and approval materials, it was impossible to see the button, so our folks missed it."

BCE apologizes "for any offense or distress that we caused," Langton said.

The billboards appeared in mass-transit systems in Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as in Toronto, which has a large Jewish community and many Holocaust survivors.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

UberSoldier 2: The End of Hitler Russian Demo and Trailers/Screens

A playable demo of UberSoldier 2: The End of Hitler is now available for download, giving you the chance to try out the Russian version of the sequel to UberSoldier, the WII FPS developed by Burut CT and also known as East Front.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Israeli Nazi Youths Arrested

Eight Israelis suspected of neo-Nazi hate crimes were indicted on several felony counts.

The eight 16- to 19-year-olds, all immigrants from the former Soviet Union, appeared Tuesday in Tel Aviv District Court to face charges including aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit a crime, weapons possession and disseminating racist material.

It was not immediately clear how the suspects would plead to the charges, which could carry lengthy prison terms.

The case has shocked many in the Jewish state, with Israeli TV airing footage showing the suspects' alleged attacks and newspapers carrying pictures of them making Hitler salutes. Only one of the suspects is said to be Jewish according to Orthodox law; the others won Israeli citizenship because they have at least one Jewish grandparent.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Hitler-Darwin Axis

Michael C. Moynihan | September 10, 2007, 2:20pm
Dr. D. James Kennedy, Senior Pastor at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, presents his epic documentary film on the connection between the H.M.S. Beagle and Treblinka, "Darwin's Deadly Legacy." Starring noted biologist Dr. Ann Coulter, the film argues that “Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it.” This was no mechanized pogrom, but the "Darwin-driven Nazi Holocaust":
Ann Coulter is stunned. How is it, she asks, that she could go through 12 years of public school, then college and law school, and still not know that it was Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution that fueled Hitler’s ovens.


“To put it simply, no Darwin, no Hitler,” said Dr. Kennedy, the host of Darwin’s Deadly Legacy. “Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it.”

The film's trailer, if you can bear it, is available here.

Update: Dr. D. James Kennedy died last week, and was eulogized by President Bush as "a student of history."

Friday, September 7, 2007

Hotel Criticized for Advertising Nazi-Era Bunker

A hotel in Adolf Hitler's mountain retreat in southern Germany is allowing guests to view a swastika-covered bunker from World War II in its cellar. Critics say the structure has been turned into a neo-Nazi shrine.

The hotel "Zum Türken" in the southern German town of Obersalzberg is being strongly criticized for allowing visitors to view part of a Nazi-era bunker located beneath its restaurant.

According to research by German public broadcaster ARD, visitors can access the bunker via an advertised passageway at the hotel. ARD research showed that it had become a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis, who come to see the Nazi propaganda, swastikas and anti-Semitic statements scrawled and carved on its walls.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Nazi shrine found in Hitler's Berchtesgaden mountain lair

Berchtesgaden, Germany - German television has uncovered a Nazi shrine in a bunker in Adolf Hitler's Obersalzberg mountain lair near Berchtesgaden in the state of Bavaria. Prosecutors said Friday they were laying charges against the owner of the World War II bunker for allowing Nazi slogans and swastikas to be scrawled on its walls. According to a television report by national public broadcaster ARD, the bunker is advertised in the hotel located above and visitors pay an entry charge. The Nazis closed Berchtesgaden to the general public. A maze of bunkers was constructed on the Obersalzberg, and area evolved into a second power-centre after Berlin during the war years.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hitler sells pizza

The Hell pizza chain is removing its billboards of Hitler saluting with a pizza slice after complaints from the Jewish community.

"We do recognise there were some horrendous things done and if people are not seeing it as lampooning, we are dealing with a slightly different animal and we will back down."

Last year, Hell's condom mailout to promote its Lust pizza attracted 685 complaints, and the ASA ruled it had breached standards of decency and social responsibility.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hitler's SS mascot was Jewish

In the immortal words of Sarah Silverman:
"Nazis are a-holes. Although they're cute when they're little, I will give them that. They're sooo cute. Why can't they stay small?"
From the article:
In his cut-down SS uniform, Alex Kurzem made a perfect mascot. Hitler's high command gave him a rifle and he was pictured in newsreels as "the Reich's youngest Nazi". They even paraded the six-year-old before Adolf Hitler, who hailed him as an upstanding example to German youth. But the boy soldier had a secret that he kept for more than 60 years - he was Jewish. Today Mr Kurzem lives in Melbourne, Australia, and has told his amazing story in a book The Mascot, which will stun any former Nazis still alive. "They gave me little jobs to do, polishing shoes or lighting a fire," he said yesterday. "They thought I was a Russian orphan."
His parents had been killed when Germans invaded their village in Belarussia and Alex survived for months by begging for food. Eventually he was found by Latvian police who became part of the SS. He remembers executions and expecting to be one of the victims. But a soldier took him around to the back of the local school and told him: "Look, I don't want to kill you but I can't leave you here. I will take you with me and tell the other soldiers that you are a Russian orphan." Alex kept his secret and was later "adopted" by the SS. In 1944, with defeat inevitable, the Nazis sent him to live with a Latvian family. As a teenager he made his way to Australia where he married and had two children. But only now, at 71, has he told anyone his story.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Nazi era games for sale

Board games believed to have been played by youngsters during the Nazi era will go under the hammer in Ludlow.

The games, which include one where points are awarded for bombing British cities, will be auctioned on Thursday.

The unusual pastimes were created during the Second World War for youngsters to practice playing at being German leader Adolf Hitler.

Four games will be auctioned by Mullock’s Auctioneers at Ludlow Racecourse. They are all based on bombing British cities or blowing up shipping.

Richard Westwood-Brookes, historical documents expert, said: “Perhaps the most amazing of the group is ‘Bomber over England’ which dates from 1940 is a kind of table top ‘bagatelle’ - or pinball - style game featuring a map of the UK, northern France, Belgium and Holland, with part of Germany, and various holes in the board each assigned with a points total.

“You got 30 points for hitting Hull, 60 points for hitting Aberdeen, only 40 points for Liverpool, 50 points for Birmingham and of course 100 points for London.”

Friday, August 17, 2007

'Hitler's champagne' fetches £2,000

By Paul Willis

A bottle of champagne reputed to have come from Adolf Hitler's personal wine cellar fetched nearly £2,000 at auction today. The bottle was only expected to fetch around £500 but interest from telephone bidders across Europe pushed up the cost. In the end, the bottle was snapped up by a Swedish buyer for £1,688 at Charterhouse auctioneers in Sherborne, Dorset.

However, it is unlikely the new owner will be celebrating his new purchase by cracking open the champagne. Charterhouse valuer Chris Copson said: "There was a rumour that some of the bottles of champagne had been poisoned by injecting through the cork which might be why the soldier never actually drank it. "Champagne doesn't particularly age well anyway, but in light of that information I would say it's extremely unlikely that anyone would want to drink it anyway."

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Kilmer gets 'cold feet' over Hitler film

By Kimberley Dadds
Val Kilmer has pulled out of playing Adolf Hitler in a film focusing on the German dictator after reportedly getting 'cold feet' about being involved in the project.

The Kiss Kiss Bang Bang star had said yes to the part for comic movie Hebrew Hammer 2: Hammer Versus Hitler, but then mysteriously refused to go ahead with it.

A source told the New York Post: "Val was supposed to be in the film but he must have just got cold feet because he's pulled out."

Adam Goldberg, who played an Orthodox Jewish action hero in the first film will reprise his role in the sequel, which will mock Mel Gibson's anti-Jewish rant last year.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Hitler's champagne up for bid

The man has made is mark on the world a long time ago and he will be remembered forever in many ways, this man is Adolf Hitler. Now it seems a bottle of 1937 Moet et Chandon that was taken by a soldier from Hitler’s own stash after the Nazis were defeated in 1945 is up for auction.

That makes this champagne 70 years old and it could even have been poisoned via injections through the cork as the man was hated big time. The auction is set for the 17th of August and this should get a big sale as it is a piece of history (maybe not our best moment in history).

The auction will take place at Charterhouse auctioneers in Sherborne, Dorset, UK.

Nazi porn torrent - Stalag 69

An odd one... even for a porno.

It seems to be put together with several shootings on the same sets with different casts, made over time. (The sets are quite good for a cheapo porno, BTW.) Story concerns 3 Allied agents (1 bearded male, 2 females in fatigues) who parachute into North Africa and land in the middle of a desert Nazi installation and are taken prisoner for some S&M and hardcore sex fun and games.

SEE Angelique Pettyjohn hamming it up as a sadistic Nazi bitch. She plays only with the girls, implying she is a lesbian, which makes her pay-back rape by the guy while jackknifed over a table that much more exciting!

SEE the older guy who played the Nazi kommandant in LOVE CAMP 7 reprise his role.
HEAR the befuddled actress mispronounce "Algiers" repeatedly!
SEE the exciting (?) outdoor scenes (shot in the California desert?) as the filmmakers set off dynamite to simulate bombs.
SEE the other Nazi bitch... a barfy crone in jackboots who reminded this viewer of former Senator Phil Gram. (gag!)
It's supposed to be an action-adventure, but it is unintentionally hilarious in many places! Get out some beer and enjoy yourself!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Vandals disrobe Hitler, steal Teletubbies from wax museum

This may be a first: Teletubbies and Hitler in the same headline...
DUBLIN (AP) — Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt are missing their clothes and Fred Flintstone and the Teletubbies are just plain missing after a raid on wax figures owned by Ireland's National Wax Museum.

"Whoever did it was looking for uniforms, because most of our uniforms were stolen," Murray said, adding, "It's not going to stop the museum reopening. It will just delay us."

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Nazi Germany’s “War on Terror”: The Warnings of History

Germany – February 27, 1933: It started when the government… received reports of an imminent terrorist attack. A foreign ideologue had launched feeble attacks on a few famous buildings… When an aide brought him word that the nation's most prestigious building was ablaze, he verified it was the terrorist who had struck and then rushed to the scene and called a press conference. "You are now witnessing the beginning of a great epoch in history," he proclaimed, standing in front of the burned-out building, surrounded by national media. "This fire," he said, his voice trembling with emotion, "is the beginning." He used the occasion - "a sign from God," he called it - to declare an all-out war on terrorism and its ideological sponsors, a people, he said, who traced their origins to the Middle East and found motivation for their evil deeds in their religion. – Thom Hartmann, March 16, 2003