Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hitler rug



The work is by Israeli artist Boaz Arad who says he is hoping to show how the Holocaust has scarred Israel, but also been misused by it.

He says the rug is a representation of what a Nazi hunter would do if he caught the ultimate prize, the Nazi leader.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Secret Swastika



Charles Manson is probably the most famous person around with a swastika tattoo visible on their person, let alone their forhead. More on Uncle Charlie later.

Friday, December 26, 2008

So be good for goodness sake!



Santa has had enough malarkey for one year. The Hitler caricature doesn't really make sense to me, is he a windbag? He seems to just be weirdly formless. Eiher way, an old ad from Interwoven Socks.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

How We Celebrate Christmas by Wilhelm Beilstein

From the excellent German Propaganda Archive.

Background: The Nazis put significant efforts into de-Christianizing Christmas, focusing instead on the winter solstice. This 1939 article is from a Nazi educational monthly for the Frankfurt area. The war had been in progress for four months.The entire issue was devoted to Christmas.


How We Celebrate Christmas
by Wilhelm Beilstein

Christmas is to us Germans the most lovely and meaningful season of the year. From it, we gather inner strength and power from the eternal life force of our nature. Mother and child, family and kin are at its center. It is not limited to a day that swiftly passes, but rather it encompasses a long period of preparation and many mythic beings and customs. Despite many foreign influences, over the course of centuries it has remained an ancient German holiday, and its nature can only be understood within the territory of our people. Today, we have once again come to know the true meaning of our Christmas customs and traditions, freeing them from foreign names and influences (see the article in N.S.-Brief of December 1938). The following remarks will provide ideas and direction for organizing Christmas and Advent festivities.

more here...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Deutsche Kriegsweihnacht



Hitler looking at a Christmas tree. The facing page has these words from Goebbels's 1941 Christmas Eve speech: "On this evening we will think of the Führer, who is also everywhere present this evening wherever Germans gather, and place ourselves in the service of the fatherland. At the end of the war, it shall be greater, lovelier, and more impressive. It should be the proud and free homeland for us all. We promise the Führer that in this hour he can rely on his people at the front, at home, and in the world. He leads us. We follow him. Without the shadow of a doubt, we follow him, bearing the flag and the Reich. The flag and the Reich shall remain pure and unscathed when the great hour of victory comes."

From Deutsche Kriegsweihnacht

Background: During the war years, the Culture Department of the Reichspropagandaleitung of the Nazi Party, its central propaganda office, produced a book of material each Christmas for those both at home and at the front. It appeared in large editions from 1941-1944. This edition has 200 pages of stories, letters, songs, and illustrations. There is no hint whatsoever of the Christian nature of the holiday, made somewhat easier by the German word for Christmas: Weihnacht. The material presents a picture of German soldiers standing bravely at the front, while their confident wives and children rest secure at home, ready to make any sacrifice for final victory.

All this from the excellent German Propaganda Archive.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Secret Swastika

In Buddhism, the swastika signifies auspiciousness and good fortune as well as the Buddha's footprints and the Buddha's heart. The swastika is said to contain the whole mind of the Buddha and can often be found imprinted on the chest, feet or palms of Buddha images. It is also the first of the 65 auspicious symbols on the footprint of the Buddha.


I couldn't help but connect Buddha's footprints with these Aryan Wear boots with swastikas & ss bolts on the soles. Pretty awesome boots, but the anti-social subculture they are connected to kind of kill the whole excitement for me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hitler's In the Charts Again - The Exploited



Hilariously, the Exploited are seen as the kind of Punk that gives Punk a "bad name". I thought the whole point was to "be bad" in a cartoony, rock & roll styling. Anyhow, great tune, it might actually be about the Sparks.

Monday, December 15, 2008

(someone named) Hitler in the news



Holland Township family angry that supermarket won't personalize cake for their son

JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell and Adolf Hitler Campbell. Good names for a trio of toddlers? Heath and Deborah Campbell think so. The Holland Township couple has picked those names and the oldest child, Adolf Hitler Campbell, turns 3 today.

This has given rise to a problem, because the ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich Township has refused to make a cake for young Adolf's birthday.

"We believe the request ... to inscribe a birthday wish to Adolf Hitler is inappropriate," said Karen Meleta, a ShopRite spokeswoman. The Campbells turned down the market's offer to make a cake with enough room for them to write their own inscription and can't understand what all of the fuss is about.

"ShopRite can't even make a cake for a 3-year-old," said Deborah Campbell, 25, who is Heath's wife of three years and the mother of the children. "That's sad." Others, such as Anti-Defamation League director Barry Morrison, applauded Shop Rite's decision.

"Might as well put a sign around their (the children's) neck that says bigot, racist, hatemonger," said Morrison. "What's the difference?"

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nazi Cartoon, No Hitler

Don't know alot about this except that it's an excerpt from 'Hitler traum von Micky Maus'. The animation is very weird & interesting though.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

WHAT HITLER WANTS!



Soviet propaganda cartoons. Pretty awesome stuff. I love the Hitler Orc character. Reminds me of this...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

You're No Hitler!



Found while wandering around the internet. Amazing who gets mashed up with Hitler, isn't it?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Education For Death



A Disney Anti-Nazi cartoon from 1943. I love the cartoonized Wagner in there. In fact, this whole thing is gold. For kids like me who grew up watching these cartoons not in the context of the war effort, i was kind of confused about the obsession with Hitler & the Nazis, to the point of thinking that Hitler had been an American president! This blog is definitely a product of that phenomenon, Hitler as a pop cultural subject.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

(not so) secret swastika



Swastika, Ontario, Canada. Incorporated in 1908.

During World War II, the provincial government sought to change the town's name to Winston, in honour of Winston Churchill, but the town refused, insisting that the town had held the name long before the Nazis co-opted the symbol. Residents of Swastika used to tell the story of how the Ontario Department of Highways would erect new signs on the roads at the edge of the town. At night the residents would tear these signs down and put up their own signs proclaiming the town to be "Swastika".

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Nazi Snow Zombies!



Norwegian movie being released in January. I can't wait to see it!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Secret Swastika: Punk



The Electric Eels are credited by some as being the first Punk band to use the swastika in their promotional ephemera. This flier is the place where it all happened. True? Relevant? Who cares? Punk isn't & wasn't the first time rebels, thugs or idiots wore swastikas, why i think it all started with the Nazis, but you know what? It didn't start there either.

I like this bit.
"Oversocialized leftists have long argued against negation as a tool to change the world: “Sure, you’re disrupting things,” they say, “but what’s your program?” The punk program *was* disruption. Punk codified the art of “not-niceness.” Artist Arturo Vega painted day-glo swastikas that decorated the Ramones’ apartment. He considered the paintings, “a closet Nazi detector,” exposing those who most loudly objected as repressing their own authoritarian tendencies (“I always thought that to conquer evil,” he says, “you have to make love to it”)." ~Al Giordano

Friday, December 5, 2008

Schicklgruber



Spike Jones (with the help of Mussolini) takes shots at Hitler in this comic operetta. Thanks to my dad for the heads up!

Spike Jones also wrote "Der Fuehrer's Face", previously featured on Daily Hitler.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hitler In The News: U.S. cops recover Hitler bookmark stolen in Spain


News Flash from Jason McKay.
U.S. cops recover Hitler bookmark stolen in Spain
PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. police recovered a stolen bookmark once reportedly given to Adolf Hitler by his mistress Eva Braun and arrested a man in a sting operation, authorities said on Wednesday. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said officers arrested Christian Popescu, 37, outside a coffee shop in Bellevue, Washington, on November 25, as he allegedly attempted to sell the 18-carat gold bookmark to undercover agents. The bookmark was reportedly given as a present to Hitler by his long-term mistress in 1943 to console the German dictator after the German defeat at the hands of Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad, ICE said in a news release. It was among several items that had been due to be sold off by an auction house in Madrid, Spain, in October 2002, which were stolen by thieves.
Popescu made an initial appearance in court on Wednesday, charged with sale or receipt of stolen goods. He faces up to ten years in jail and a $250,000 fine if convicted. (Reporting by Tim Gaynor, editing by Todd Eastham)

Monday, December 1, 2008

death in the mirror



Anti-Hitler Propaganda booklet produced in Moscow in early 1945.