The cover of Captain America’s first issue showed Cap punching Hitler. Some readers took objection, and the publishers received threats and hate mail. The threats proved so serious that police protection was posted with Mayor La Guardia personally contacting Simon and Kirby to give his support.
Hitler was so paranoid that the British would poison him so he had 15 girls taste the food before he ate it himself. “The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine”, food taster Margot Woelk recalled.
Hitler’s breath was reputedly so bad that people talking to him would often involuntarily step back when he opened his mouth.
Adolf Hitler’s personal chauffeur and close confidant, Emil Maurice, was Jewish. He was also one of the founding members of the SS. After uncovering of his Jewish heritage, Hitler declared that he was an ‘honorary Aryan’ and prevented him from being expelled from the SS by Himmler.
The American Secret Services tried to spike Hitler’s carrots with female hormones to change him into a woman. “The gambit was favored over an outright poisoning, because estrogen is tasteless and its effects wouldn’t be immediately detected, Metro reported. But the feminizing plan never made it beyond the drawing board.”
Adolf Hitler was nicknamed “Teppichfresser”, or “Carpet-Eater”, behind his back by party leaders. He would have nervous breakdowns over Czechslovakia, and hurl himself onto the ground to start chewing on his carpet.
Hitler admired Disney cartoons. He was delighted when Joseph Goebbels gifted him eighteen Mickey Mouse films as a Christmas present in 1937.
British director Ken Russell was once challenged to create a film that even he would want to see banned. The result was “A Kitten for Hitler”.
The German government will lose copyright of Hitler’s infamous book “Mein Kampf” in 2016, which means they can no longer uphold their 70-year-old ban on it. Germany is already threatening to ban any educational re-release of the book out of fear it will “advance” the Nazi ideology again.
Most of the paintings by Adolf Hitler, which he painted in his youth and sold to a glazier ’s store during his Vienna years, were bought by Jewish customers.