Today we are discussing one of the most notorious characters in history. That’s right it’s Adolph Hitler.
A lot of people know a little bit about Hitler and his disgusting brand of politics. As well as his own mass persecution. However, we have dug up ten lesser-known facts for you about the dictator, making up our top ten surprising fact about Hitler. Let’s get going, shall we?
Number 10: Hitler loved Disney
Hitler was a huge fan of the Disney franchise and his favorite movie was the 1937 movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for which he apparently had a very deep fascination. Hitler also reportedly enjoyed painting Disney characters including the dwarves.
Number 9: He wanted to be an artist
It wasn’t just Disney that inspired artwork from Adolf Hitler. He absolutely loved to paint and desperately wanted to be an artist. Before World War 1, he lived in Vienna in Austria and dreamed of making it as an artist. He absolutely loved Roman Classicism and Italian Renaissance styles. Unfortunately, he was rejected twice by the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna so he was forced to find another career path.
Number 8: Hitler wanted to re-brand Christmas
So Hitler had a bit of a problem with Christmas and its roots in Judaism. He very much disliked the star at the top of the tree and instead tried to replace it with a swastika. Hitler wanted to call Christmas your fest instead and even came to blows with the Church over this who still had a lot of control over the German people. He even removed all references to God and Christ in the popular hymn silent night. Ultimately the Church won in the end because the people loved Christmas.
Number 7: Hitler loved dogs
Hitler absolutely loved animals in general but his favorite were dogs. Now, his favorite pet was his dog named Blondi. She was a German Shepherd. Hitler absolutely loved Blondi so much so much so that his wife even became very jealous of her. Blondi even came to Hitler’s secret bunker and her puppies were given to Hitler’s wife’s family when Hitler eventually decided to commit suicide. When Blondi died, Hitler was apparently inconsolable despite being the one who ordered the cyanide capsule to be tested on Blondi.
Number 6: Hitler was a vegetarian
Now, as I mentioned above Hitler absolutely loved animals and was very against animal killing. Despite being a bloodthirsty murderer, he did not eat meat and he considered himself to be a vegetarian. Hitler mentioned being a vegetarian in his personal diary on many occasions and even suggested to his friend Goebbels that after the war he would even try and convert Germans into vegetarianism at party rallies. It is said that Hitler would give graphic accounts of slaughtering animals in an effort to make his dinner guests go off meat.
Number 5: Hitler was against smoking
Despite smoking heavily in his youth, Hitler was very against smoking after he rose to power so he said smoking was a waste of money and even set about starting the Nazi anti-tobacco campaign. Now, the campaign advocated ban on smoking on public transport and cigarettes themselves were rationed. Women who smoked were also deemed to be unsuitable as wives and mothers.
Number 4: Hitler wanted to open a museum of an extinct race about the Jews
So we all know that Hitler wanted to eliminate the Jews but we didn’t know that his depravity extended to making a museum showcasing the life of the people he had murdered. Reportedly Hitler wanted to collect around two hundred thousand artifacts which were then to be displayed at the end of the war in a place that he wanted to call the museum of an extinct race.
Number 3: Hitler farted a lot
Documents that have been intercepted, that were written by his physician, it was revealed that Hitler had an uncontrollable flatulence problem. He reportedly even took 28 different drugs to try and keep his popping in check. Some say this is the real reason he kept a vegetarian diet and the reason why sometimes he would stand up and just disappear from dinner.
Number 2: There were strong rumors to suggest that Hitler was a homosexual
During Hitler’s lifetime he dodged rumors of homosexuality and was officially linked to many men. In 2001 a respected German historian published a book about Hitler’s secret. The book detailed his homoerotic dalliance. One of Hitler’s earliest romances were said to be with Ernest Schmidt, who was a soldier in World War. There is also evidence to suggest that he was sexually active with females. He married his lover Eva Braun in 1945 so that makes Hitler a bisexual.
Number 1: Hitler had one testicle
Hitler really did have one ball hit and reportedly lost one testicle during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. A document was later discovered detailing a conversation with Hitler’s German war doctor. Now he had a conversation with his priest and he said in this conversation that yeah Hitler lost a ball. He screamed like a little girl and asked if he would ever be able to have children.
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