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Asia`s disturbing embrace of Nazi chic is prompting a nonprofit to teach Holocaust history
It`s a dismaying yet recurring phenomenon that takes place in Asian countries: young people, not known for sympathizing with far-right groups, playing with Nazi imagery in highly public settings. Examples abound. Last December a school in Taiwan staged a Hitler-themed parade for its anniversary celebration, leading to the principal`s resignation. A few weeks earlier, Sony Music apologized after one of its girl bands performed in Nazi-looking outfits. Two years before that a girl group in South Korea showed up in similar fashion. Thailand, India, and Indonesia have had their share of Nazi-themed bars, parades, and performances. The list is long and repetitive—and disconcerting.
Look Who`s Back: Germans Reflect on the Success of a Satire About Hitler
`Look Who`s Back,` a satirical novel by the German author Timur Vermes, imagines Adolf Hitler waking up, Rip Van Winkle-style, on the streets of Berlin in 2011. He`s mistaken for an actor and becomes a talk-show host and a YouTube phenomenon. Since it first appeared in Germany in 2012, the book has sold two million copies in that country, where it topped best-seller lists for 20 weeks. It has been translated into 42 languages. A film version is scheduled for release in Germany this fall, and Mr. Vermes says fans are clamoring for a sequel. The book`s success — especially in Germany, where it received minimal attention and some unfavorable reviews from the mainstream media — has surprised even its author, a former political reporter for German tabloids and sometime ghostwriter for `minor celebrities,` as he put it.
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Nazi Chic: The Asian Fashion Craze That Just Won`t Die
As early as 2000, Time did a piece on the Korea`s Third Reich–themed bars. That trend never fully took off, but it`s still fairly common for Korean teens to cosplay as Gestapo agents. Known widely as Nazi chic, it`s different from the skinhead or punk swag you find in the West. The trend stretches beyond Korea—in China it was fashionable to dress up like Nazi officers in wedding photos, and a Hong Kong store once hung Nazi banners throughout their shop. In India, a Hitler boutique (with a swastika dotting the i) opened in Ahmedabad in 2012. In Indonesia, Soldatenkaffee, a bar named after a Parisian Nazi hangout and decked out with Hitler quotes and Third Reich flags, has operated in Bandung since 2011; the Indonesia pop star Ahmad Dhani recently performed at a rally for 2014 presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto in Nazi regalia.
Adolf Hitler look-a-like travels everywhere with Mein Kampf and charges £60 for photographs
With a toothbrush moustache and jet black hair brushed over to one side, one Kosovan man believes he is the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler and travels everywhere with a copy of Mein Kampf. Emin Djinovci from Mitrovica earns a living as a Hitler look-a-like and even charges tourists £60 for taking a photograph with him. The 49-year-old has five daughters who he collectively calls `Hitler`s children` and is proud of his likeness to the Nazi leader because he fought against the Serbs – his enemies.
Thailand`s military rulers use Hitler in propaganda video
Thailand`s military rulers are very concerned about citizens having the right values. So they put out a propaganda film extolling filial piety, honest behavior and respect for the Thai king. It also included an image of a child painting the likeness of Hitler. The 11-minute video was intended to promote 12 "core values" that every Thai student must learn, but it has an odd scene: In one image, schoolkids grin at a watercolor portrait of Hitler.
Graf Spee bronze Nazi statue is giving Uruguay a splitting headache
War trophies don`t come much more imposing than the solid bronze statue that once adorned the prow of the Graf Spee, a notorious Nazi battleship that sank numerous Allied merchant vessels. Weighing 700 pounds and with a wingspan of nearly 9 feet, the statue is a rare surviving example of the ultimate Third Reich symbol of an eagle perched atop a swastika. It is also causing the Uruguayan government a headache after local businessman Alfredo Etchegaray had the statue salvaged from the wreck of the Graf Spee in shallow waters just off Uruguay`s capital of Montevideo in 2006.
Why is Adolf Hitler popular in India?
Growing up in India, Rohee Dasgupta didn`t realize the irony on display in bookstores across the country. There, next to the Diary of Anne Frank or biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, would be a copy of Adolf Hitler`s Mein Kampf. It was only after spending years in the U.K. studying anthropology and Eastern European Jewish history that she was taken aback. `It was rather striking and odd. It just shows ignorance to display Anne Frank and Mein Kampf on the same shelf,` says Dr. Dasgupta, now a professor of European Studies at O.P. Jindal Global University.
Nazi-themed cafe called Soldatenkaffee, where wait staff dresses in SS uniforms, sparks controversy in Indonesia
A Nazi-themed café is stirring up controversy in Indonesia, and its owner will soon be questioned by officials over the offensive décor. Open since 2011, Soldatenkaffee features photos of Adolf Hitler and Nazi propaganda on its walls, and its waiters wear replica SS uniforms.
Fried chicken takeaway called `Hitler` opens in Thailand
Thailand`s obsession with so-called `Nazis chic` just won`t go away - and now a fried chicken takeaway called Hitler - complete with a logo showing the Nazi leader in a bow tie - has opened its doors. The restaurant opened recently in Thailand and images of it are doing the rounds on Twitter as shocked customers take photos of the eatery. Alan Robertson, who lives in Bangkok, said: "Nobody quite knows what to make of it. I went in for a bite last week and got some fried chicken, which was pretty good, and asked the guy behind the counter why it was called Hitler. He just shrugged his shoulders and said the owners had thought it was good image."
Why a new book about Hitler returning has become a German best seller
He`s back. Adolf Hitler is back, in a book by Timur Vermes – a comedy in which Hitler returns to Berlin in 2011. The book, which has reached the top of the German bestseller list, is causing much controversy in a country that would rather forget it has been 80 years since Hitler rose to power on Jan. 30, 1933. Vermes comments his book: "Often, we tell ourselves that if a new Hitler came along, it would be easy to stop him. I tried to show the opposite – that even today, Hitler might be successful. Just in a different way."
Hitler brand gaining strength in India: Mein Kampf is a bestseller, and bossy people are nicknamed Hitler
Lacking the sting of anti-Semitism but troubling nonetheless, the Hitler brand is gaining strength in India. Mein Kampf is a bestseller, and bossy people are often nicknamed Hitler on TV and in movies. Hero Hitler in Love, a Punjabi comedy about a man with an explosive temper, and the Hindi film Gandhi to Hitler, a sympathetic portrait of the dictator`s last days (Gandhi once wrote to the Führer), came out last year. A soap opera, Hitler Didi ("big sister Hitler") is a hit. Bal Thackeray, the leader of a far-right Hindu party who recently died, professed admiration for Hitler.
Heil Honey I`m Home: The Nazi-themed sitcom canceled after one episode
On September 30, 1990, British Satellite Broadcasting aired a single episode of Heil Honey I`m Home, a Nazi-themed sitcom featuring fictionalized versions of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. BSB execs canned the show after the first episode aired, though some reports say as many as seven more were in production at that time. Like all terrible things, that whole first episode is available on YouTube, if you can stand it.
Store called Hitler` Garment Shop advised to change its name
A group of a dozen Jews from the Indian state of Gujarat visited the "Hitler` men`s garment store" and urged its owner to change the shop`s name. The owner of the shop, Rajeshbhai (Rajesh Shah) claimed innocence saying he was unaware that Hitler was the name of the ruthless Nazi dictator. "Hitler was a nickname given to my business partner Manish Chandani`s grandfather because of his strict nature. Frankly, until the time we applied for the trademark permission, I had only heard that Hitler was a strict man." The owner said he does not plan to change the name because he has "gone through a lot to get registration, licence and decorations."
FBI`s documents reveal J. Edgar Hoover`s obsession with hunting Adolf Hitler
Hitler`s life have been analyzed extensively from every angle, but the files of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation illuminate them from two different, bizarre perspectives. The first, when Hitler rose to power in 1933, is the response to threats by American Jews to assassinate him. The second, after his death in the bunker in Berlin in 1945, is the investigation of the theory that Hitler had escaped and was living somewhere in the Americas and plotting to revive the Third Reich. FBI director J. Edgar Hoover wanted to bring in Hitler`s head to impress the people at the top with his intelligence information.
Hitler toilet paper for sale at the price of 4 euros a roll
A website is selling Hitler toilet paper at the price of 4 euros a roll plus postage.
Americans spent $66 million to build a Nazi stronghold, including bunkers, for Hitler in Los Angeles
During the 1930s, American Nazi sympathizers were so confident Hitler would run the world from Los Angeles that they spent millions building a deluxe stronghold ready for Führer`s imminent arrival. Equipped with a diesel power plant, 375,000 gallon concrete water tank, giant meat locker, 22 bedrooms and even a bomb shelter, the heavily guarded estate was home to a community of Hollywood fascists who hoped to ride out the war there. It was built by the Silver Shirts, a sinister group of 1930s fascists who took their name from Hitler`s Brown Shirts grass roots organization.
Hitler trend riles tourists in Bangkok - Pandas, Teletubbies and Ronald McDonald metamorphosed into Fuehrer
Cartoon pandas, Teletubbies, Ronald McDonald. At first glance they don`t have much in common. But during a visit to Bangkok you may discover another trait these popular cultural icons now share: their resemblance to Adolf Hitler. In the Thai capital`s latest outbreak of Nazi chic, pandas, Teletubbies and Ronald have metamorphosed into the Führer, who seems to exert a childlike fascination over some young Thais. With any luck you can spot trendy young souls strutting around in T-shirts bearing cartoonish images of the Nazi dictator.
Catholic school parade featuring mostly Nazi uniforms and swastika flags causes outrage in Thailand (photos)
They had been planning their uniforms for quite some time. The annual summer sports day had a long tradition of fancy dress and, eager to impress, the pupils of Sacred Heart Catholic School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, kept their outfits under wraps for weeks. They wanted to surprise their parents and teachers as they made their entrance. With a flourish and a fanfare, they revealed their costumes - to outraged gasps from the crowd. The smiling pupils arrived dressed in full Nazi regalia and carrying large Swastika flags, leaving spectators open-mouthed. Leading the march into the sports ground was a girl dressed as Adolf Hitler, unaware of the offence she had caused. She was followed by a procession of SS guards - wearing plastic machine guns.
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8 inappropriate celebrity Hitler references
Director Lars Von Trier: "I really wanted to be a Jew and then I found out that I was really a Nazi. Because my family was German ... I understand the man. He`s not what you would call a good guy, but yeah, I understand much about him and I sympathize with him a little bit."
Megan Fox got fired from a film role after comparing her director to Hitler: "Michael Bay wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is."
In 2005 Prince Harry was photographed in a Nazi uniform.
Hitler`s birth town Braunau revokes dictator`s honorary citizenship
Adolf Hitler`s Austrian birth town of Braunau confirmed that it had removed the German dictator from its list of honorary citizens, in a symbolic step that came as a reaction to increasing media pressure. Although the National Socialist Fuehrer had never been stripped of his citizenship, such honours expired with his death in 1945, Green party councilman Manfred Hackl explained, adding: "We revoked the citizenship preventively, to solve this issue once and for all."
US political flyer promises support for the military - Too bad the picture shows men in Nazi uniforms
A North Carolina state legislator says he supports the military, but his campaign flyer causes some to question which country`s. Tim Spear`s campaign has apologized after accidentally sending voters a leaflet showing re-actors in WWII-era German uniforms. The firm that created the advert touting his support for the military has accepted blame. Mike Brown of the consulting firm MSHC Partners told that designers had not realized the soldiers portrayed with their backs to the camera were in Nazi uniform. The flyer read: "In combat, you always want another soldier covering your back."
Oliver Stone`s new film to put Adolf Hitler - an easy scapegoat - in his due historical context
Jewish control of the media is preventing an open discussion of the Holocaust, Oliver Stone told in an interview. The famous director of such films as Platoon and JFK, also said that while "Hitler was a Frankenstein," there was also a "Dr Frankenstein... Go into the funding of the Nazi party. How many American corporations were involved, from GM through IBM... He had a lot of support... Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history." Stone said that through his documentary work he has been able to "walk in Stalin`s shoes and Hitler`s shoes to understand their point of view."
German faces jail for having a speech by Adolf Hitler as mobile phone ring tone
A German man is facing up to 6 months in prison for having a speech by Adolf Hitler as mobile phone ring tone. The 54-year-old had the speech - in which the Nazi leader swore the "destruction of world Jewry" if Germany was "dragged" into war - in his cell phone. Passengers aboard a train in Hamburg heard the ring tone several times during a journey and reported him to the authorities who seized him at the end of his journey. The man also had swastika stickers and photographs of Hitler on the phone with the words "The greatest commander of all time".
Germans confused in in South Asia, where locals admire Hitler and the Third Reich
Many in South Asia have only admiration for Adolf Hitler and associate Germany with the Third Reich. Daily encounters with the love of all things Nazi makes German visitors flinch. Pakistanis always talk about Hitler when they talk to Germans. "We`re Aryans too." And, Hitler was a military genius, they add. People think they`re doing you a favor by expressing their admiration for the Nazi leader. Most have no idea what Hitler did: They see him as the bold Führer who challenged the British and Americans. Some of the strange things include: a waiter in uniform named "Adolf Hitler" and a Mercedes with black swastika sticker with text "I like Nazi".
Michael Jackson in taped interviews: Adolf Hitler was genius orator
Michael Jackson admired Hitler`s showmanship and called him a "genius", taped interviews reveal. He was sure that he could have cured the Nazi leader`s evil, had he been alive to speak to him, adding the dictator needed "help" and "therapy". Jackson made the claims during recorded interviews with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of "Michael Jackson Tapes". In one interview Jackson said: "Hitler was a genius orator. To make that many people turn and change and hate, he had to be a showman." Boteach asked: "You believe that if you had an hour with Hitler you could somehow touch something inside of him?" Jackson answered: "Absolutely. I know I could."
Inaccurate Adolf Hitler ad video condemned by Aids charities
An Aids-awareness advert showing Adolf Hitler having unprotected sex - and ending with the tagline "AIDS is a mass murder" - has been condemned by health charities for stigmatising people with the virus. The provocative ad, by German group called Regenbogen e.V., aims to scare young people by linking the deadly disease with the Nazi dictator. "On top of this it fails to provide any kind of actual prevention message and may deter people to come forward for testing. The advert is also inaccurate because in the UK thanks to treatment HIV is a manageable condition that does not necessary lead to AIDS," a spokeswoman for the National AIDS Trust in Britain explained.
Companies around the world use Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler to promote products
Want to know which superstar product-endorser foreign advertising agencies like the most? It`s Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - he sells more stuff than Michael Jordan. Outside the U.S. and Western Europe the führer can be found in posters advertising everything from Hewlett-Packard`s thumb drives to Hut Weber hats. See some example pictures.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: Adolf Hitler got things done
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone incited outrage by praising the policies of Adolf Hitler. The billionaire criticized modern politicians as "weak" and praised the Nazi leader`s ability to "get things done". Ecclestone suggested in an interview with the Times that Hitler had "lost" his way during his dictatorship, in which he started World War Two. He also criticised democracy stating: "It hasn`t done a lot of good for many countries - including this one." Ecclestone thinks his fellow F1 boss Max Mosley, the son of Oswald Mosley, the former-leader of the British Union of Fascists, would be a good man to lead Britain.
Fashion retailer Next recalls underwear after a tiny image looks like a Hitler
A customer complained to fashion retailer Next that the image on their underwear looked like Nazi leader Adolf Hitler saluting as planes passed overhead. Next said that it had looked into the matter and found that the image, among a series of cartoons, was inspired by a picture of Lenin, the Soviet leader. But a spokesman explained Next was withdrawing the remaining 5,200 pairs of the underwear anyway. "We have checked with the designer who confirmed the image was inspired by Lenin. Nonetheless, if even one customer is offended or upset we are happy to withdraw the range."
Man who ripped off Adolf Hitler`s head fined 900 euros
Man who ripped off the head of a waxwork of Adolf Hitler only minutes after it went on display has been fined 900 euros. Frank L. appeared in court 10 months after damaging the sculpture of the Nazi dictator at Madame Tussaud’s in Berlin. He could have avoided a trial, but refused to pay a 1,800 euros charge wanted after the incident. Frank L. He explained that he wished to protest against the commercial aspect of the exhibit. The court found him guilty and fined him 900 euros - the total damage to the waxwork came to 6,325 euros. The figure of Hitler was repaired and was put back on display couple of months after the incident.
Adolf Hitler billboards go up Sofia
Billboards with the face of Adolf Hitler sprung up in Sofia on April 7 - only to be removed by the Sofia city hall later in the day after complaints flooded in. The face of the former Nazi Dictator emerged only two weeks before the 120 anniversary of his birthday on April 20. The billboards shows Hitler`s face on a Third Reich postal stamp. Underneath, with the message: "They talk, you listen". A total of 34 companies have contracts to advertize on billboards around Sofia and the authorities are currently looking into which company was responsible.
Shop denies cake for Adolf Hitler - Parents furious
The parents of a 3yo boy have called a supermarket "intolerant" after it refused to decorate their son`s birthday cake with his name, Adolf Hitler Campbell, on the grounds that it was "inappropriate". It has also emerged that the New Jersey couple have in the past asked for a swastika decoration. The kid`s father Heath Campbell said it was time that people looked forward and accepted change: "They need to accept a name. A name`s a name. The kid isn`t going to grow up and do what Hitler did." Campbell named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked it and because "no one else in the world would have that name".
Knit your own Nazi Dictator [picture]
Designer Rachael Matthews has caused outrage with a new book filled with knitting instructions which enables you to create woolly models of Adolf Hitler and some of the world`s other most infamous dictators. She calls the doll of the Nazi leader "Knitler" - and on the cover of her book is a photo of Hitler doing the Nazi salute.
Madame Tussauds waxwork museum in Berlin has figure of Adolf Hitler in his bunker
Madame Tussauds opened its new waxwork museum in Berlin and the attention was focused on a realistic figure of Adolf Hitler - portrayed as a broken man in his last days to silence criticism. There he sits staring at his desk with a look of desperation on his face, confined by the concrete walls of his bunker. Critics had doomed the inclusion of Hitler as tasteless, and liable to pull in neo-Nazis, but market research reveals that a majority of Germans thought the Nazi dictator should feature in the display of 75 figures. There is a sign on Hitler`s desk telling visitors not to take photographs.
Mahatma Gandhi: an admirer of Adolf Hitler, an anti-black racist
"Gandhi Under Cross-Examination" by G.B. Singh and Tim Watson, uses Mahatma Gandhi`s own words and depict him as an anti-black racist, an admirer of Adolf Hitler, a critic of George Washington and a man who thought Jews should not have resisted Nazi Germany`s efforts to kill them. In a letter to Hitler in 1941, Gandhi wrote: "Nor do I believe that you are the monster described by your opponents." In 1940, when the British Isles were on the verge of invasion by the Axis powers, Gandhi adviced the people of England: "I would like you to lay down the arms... You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want."
How Adolf Hitler and Nazi signs stormed the marketing world
A taboo on using Adolf Hitler and Nazi signs to sell products is weakening. Is it just ad-land’s love of shock value? In a South Korean tv, a woman in a military trenchcoat holds a soldier’s cap bearing a motif of an eagle gripping a swastika: "Even Hitler could not take over the East and West at the same time." A Ukrainian energy company used the image of Hitler to threaten customers who fail to pay their gas bills. A hotel in Belgrade had a very popular Adolf Hitler-themed suite. In New Zealand, the Hell Pizza chain had Hitler delivering a sieg-heil salute while holding a slice of pizza.
Ukrainian gas firm uses image of Adolf Hitler to get tough with non payers
A utility company in Donetsk is using the picture of Adolf Hitler in billboard ads to target their customers who fail to pay bills on time. The slogan "Those who don`t pay for their heating will be punished!" with the image of the Nazi leader pierced on the bayonet of a Soviet soldier is being used to "encourage" people to clear their debts. "This image shows citizens that debtors are like an enemy... And the image of a defeated and crushed enemy reminds all non payers that the punishment for failing to pay their gas payments is inevitable," said Oleksandr Semchenko, of the utility company Donetskgorteploset.
Obersalzberg Sketch - Segments of German TV-series Switch Reloaded
A comic version of Adolf Hitler who hasn`t time to attend a book-burning? A manager (out of The Office) who complains to his super-efficient secretary: "Do we really have to plan everything a thousand years in advance, Erika?" The TV show Switch Reloaded has been satirizing Hitler, yet the parody has raised hardly a murmur of protest, even though it flaunts the swastika - like when the lumpen Ernie complains that his Hakenkreuztaste (swastika key) is broken in typewriter. Sketch Obersalzberg, named after Hitler`s mountain-top retreat at Berchtesgaden, is popular in YouTube. [one part in Youtube with English subs]
Soccer player in military uniform and moustache to resemble Hitler
Australian professional soccer player Andre Gumprecht, who went to a club "Mad Monday" celebration dressed as Adolf Hitler, will be disciplined after complaints. Gumprecht attended a post-Grand Final ceremony dressed in a khaki military uniform and moustache to resemble the German dictator Adolf Hitler. "Hitler was such a monster and for a lot of people, it`s a very sensitive thing to be confronted with," said Ernie Friedlander. "Even if it was done in jest, he is a role model and he should consider the impact of his actions," explained Allon Lee.
Hotel offers room with Adolf Hitler`s portrait, and it`s the most popular room
Belgrade hotel "Mr President" has set up a portrait of Adolf Hitler in suite number 501 - guided by the policy that every guest has a right to choose their accommodation in accordance with their preferences. Therefore, Hitler`s room was thus furnished. A German woman is staying there at the moment, said she disagrees with Hilter`s policy, but she chose the room to brag she had spent the night with Hitler. Guests are happy wit this choice and can select a certain suite with the portrait of their favourite person, like Stalin, Castro, Ceausescu or Tito. Still, Hitler`s suite is most desired.
Adolf Hitler star of radio show: Heroically staged with WWI medals
"His golden year was 1940, when his armies invaded Denmark, Norway... Holland and defeated France ... He refused to surrender and continued to fight for 2 more years, but, his bitter end came in the spring of 1945 when he took his own life... Who is he?" This was the $150 question of the "Voice of Palestine" radio contest. You won`t find a single mention of the Holocaust. A study by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook offers an overview of the Palestinian Authority`s admiration for Hitler. "The full broadcast presents Hitler heroically, detailing his two Medals` of Honor in WWI... His victories in 1940 are coined `his golden year`..."
Nazi-themed parade: 200 Thai students in red outfits with swastikas
A Thai school has apologized for a celebration that involved a Nazi-themed parade. Photos from the event showed 200 students dressed in red outfits with swastikas on their baseball caps behind a large sign with "NAZI". Some students at the school wore stylized stormtrooper uniforms, carried fake rifles or performed the "sieg heil" salute. Nazi regalia and symbols surface in Thailand and other parts of Asia, often treated as chic design elements for unrelated products. In 1988 a Nazi-themed bar in a Bangkok mall drew protests because of its glamorization of the Third Reich. And Hong Kong and Japan have witnessed a growth in the casual wearing of SS uniforms.
Nazi chess sets on sale: Third Reich soldiers, Adolf Hitler as the king
The figures of Third Reich soldiers - Adolf Hitler as the king - were found in the Grand Bizarre of Istanbul by the holidaymaker, who told: "I was shocked, angry and outraged. ... much more sensitivity to the realities of the Holocaust and the evil symbolism of the swastika should be appreciated."
TV presenter Eva Herman sacked for praising Hitler`s family policies (Article no longer available from the original source)
Eva Herman, a prominent talk show host, has been courting controversy over the last year by saying women should stay at home and bear children. Now she has been fired by the TV network for praising Adolf Hitler`s policies on promoting motherhood. Herman had referred to the Nazi era during a news conference to promote her new book on child-rearing: "It was a gruesome time with a totally crazy and highly dangerous leader who led the Germans into ruin as we all know. But there was at the time also something good, and that is the values, that is the children, that is the families, that is a togetherness - it was all abolished, there was nothing left."
Adolf Hitler`s Olympic oak gift to British Harold Whitlock axed
Along with gold medals, the champions of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin were presented with an oak sapling by Führer Adolf Hitler. Many of the 130 oaks disappeared, but others were planted in the athletes` home towns. Among them was the tree won by the British walker Harold Whitlock which took root at his old school in London. For 70 years it stood giving shade to children as `Hitler Oak` - until last month the tree was chopped down. Ross Whitlock said: "Hitler was in the stadium when my father came in at the end of the race, and apparently Hitler jumped up and applauded... I say to people sometimes `Hitler applauded my father`. It`s a conversation stopper."
Thousands of German cities awarded Adolf Hitler honorary citizenship
Thousands of German cities awarded Adolf Hitler honorary citizenship. Most were quick to revoke it after 1945, but some forgot to do so. "When Hitler came to power in 1933... Everybody wanted to give him an honorary citizenship and nobody wanted to be the last one," said Rüdiger Schulz. Over 4,000 cities awarded him the title on his 44th birthday on April 20, 1933. Such was the run that Nazi Party imposed a ban: It was lifted again 5 years later when Austria and Sudetenland were annexed. For Jürgen Langowsi, the issue shows how Germany deals with its past: a national "culture of denial" in which controversial topics are forgotten.
Taiwanese students inspired by Adolf Hitler launch Nazi movement (Article no longer available from the original source)
A group of Taiwanese students has set up a Nazi political movement advocating national unity, strength and curbing immigration. The group`s site is emblazoned with a Nazi swastika and says the group`s ranks are reserved for people "who do not dislike (Adolf) Hitler." While courses do cover the European experience during World War II, relatively few Taiwanese understand the revulsion, and the reasons for it, that Nazism conjures up in the West. Hitler images and iconography have been used to promote commercial products in Taiwan, on the grounds that the German leader symbolized strength.
Adolf Hitler is still honorary citizen of Bad Doberan
A German town has been forced to make the embarrassing admission that Adolf Hitler is still one of its honorary citizens just 3 months before it is due to host the G8 summit. Bad Doberan on Germany`s Baltic coast is under pressure from leftwing campaign groups to revoke the honour given to the Nazi leader. The small spa town will host many of the meetings of the G8. Hitler was awarded the honour in 1932, a year before the Nazi takeover of Germany, because NSDAP had secured an absolute majority. Bad Doberan was the first municipality in Germany to award Hitler this honour. It later became standard practice.
Adolf Hitler in Kosovo
First, India brought you the Hitler cafe, then Croatia brought you Hitler sugar. Now, America`s Kosovo brings you Adolf Hitler himself. The text below is from a travelblog of a British tourist and Balkan enthusiast named Ed Alexander. --- When I was in Belgrade earlier, my host Sasa had recounted a story about a man who owns a restaurant, used to be in the Kosova Liberation Army and believes he is Adolf Hitler incarnate... As we payed up for the taxi we looked through our window and our glances were met by the stern glare of Adolf Hitler looking through the restaurant`s window as he pulled back the net curtains.
Adolf Hitler likeness, extermination jokes on sugar packets
Small packets of sugar bearing the likeness of Adolf Hitler and carrying Holocaust jokes have been found in some cafes in Croatia, prompting an investigation. The incident will embarrass the govt which has been keen to play down the country`s past links with Nazism. Croatia`s Ustasha regime sided with the Nazis in World War II and enforced ethnic laws under which thousands were killed in local concentration camps in 1941-1945. "If nothing else, this is a disgusting expression of nostalgia for the Third Reich," said Efraim Zuroff.
Adolf Hitler a cool hero to many Indians
When an Adolf Hitler-themed restaurant opened in Mumbai in August, many were horrified. The restaurant, Hitlers Cross, changed its name to the Cross Cafe, but it is not the only example of how favourably some Indians view Hitler and his legacy. Hindu fundamentalist groups praise Hitler`s leadership skills. A poll some years ago showed he was seen as an ideal leader. Most patrons still call the Cross Cafe by its previous name. Plates and cups bear the Hitlers Cross logo, with a Nazi swastika in place of the "O". "We call it `Hitler` only," said Ashish Anant, "We say, `Let`s go to Hitler`. It`s a trendy name. It`s different."
Pictures of a smiling Adolf Hitler promote Brazilian dentists
Pictures of a smiling Hitler plastered on billboards across Brazil to promote chain of dental clinics. The Nazi leader was chosen from a list of figures well-known throughout the world in order to advertise for the dental clinics under the slogan, "A smile can change the world."
Restaurant named after Adolf Hitler - Posters with Swastikas
A new restaurant in India is named after Adolf Hitler and promoted with posters featuring the Nazi leader and swastikas. The owner of Hitler`s Cross says he chose the name to stand out among hundreds of Mumbai eateries. "We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different." A huge portrait of a stern-looking Führer greets visitors and the interior is done out in the Nazi colours. The cross in the restaurant`s name refers to the swastika that symbolised the Nazi regime. The emblem has its roots in ancient India and remains a sacred symbol for Hindus.
Hitler`s hometown park to be named for Wehrmacht objector (Article no longer available from the original source)
A park in Adolf Hitler`s hometown, Braunau, is to be named after a man executed by the Nazis during World War II for refusing to serve in the German Wehrmacht. Franz Jaegerstaetter from St. Radegund, near Braunau, refused to co-operate with the Nazi regime and was executed on August 9, 1943 in Brandenburg. Now a park on the grounds of St. Josef hospital in Braunau will bear his name. His ashes were brought back to his hometown after World War II by two Franciscan nuns, whose order now runs the hospital.
Napoleon the inspiration for Hitler, says historian
Napoleon massacred more than 100,000 Caribbean slaves and should be remembered as a genocidal dictator and inspiration for Hitler rather than a military genius and founder of modern France, a French historian said. Book, Napoleon`s Crime, is published on the bicentenary of the emperor`s great triumph at the battle of Austerlitz.