After Hitler’s rise to power, he founded the German Fashion Institute, Deutsches Modeamt. He hated makeup, lipstick, smoking, hair dye, and trousers on women. He wanted to create an Aryan fashion industry to rival Paris as he hated unnaturally slender bodies and slim hips.
Adolf Hitler gifted King Truibhuvan of Nepal with this 1938 model Mercedes Benz, which was the first car ever seen in Nepal. It was carried to the capital by men as in 1940s there were no roads in the city.
The Austrian town of Salzberg initally refused Nazi flags to be hung off buildings for the filming of The Sound of Music. When the director threatened to use real archival footage of the city enthusiastically greeting Hitler, they quickly changed their mind and allowed it.
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 privately expressed great admiration for Mussolini; however, Mussolini had little regard for Hitler. Mussolini said that the Germans were the descendants of those who were illiterate when Rome had Caesar, Virgil, and Augustus.
Hitler’s breath was reputedly so bad that people talking to him would often involuntarily step back when he opened his mouth.
A modern art critic was asked to review some of Adolf Hitler’s paintings without being told who painted them. He judged them to be “quite good” while also stating that the artist’s depiction of human figures in the paintings revealed his profound disinterest in people.
Charlie Chaplin made the Hitler mocking film, “The Great Dictator”, in 1940 using his own money because none of the Hollywood studios were comfortable irking the Germans as they had financial relations with them. The film is said to be one of the greatest works of Charlie Chaplin.
Hitler used the phrase, “Lügenpresse” to accuse the media outlets who were unsupportive of the Nazi party of false reporting.
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.”
Hitler was a chronic tax evader, and was even fined by his own government over it in 1934. He then got the tax department to declare him exempt from taxation.
The two sons of Archduke Franz Ferdinand were sent to Dachau and made to clean toilets for objecting to Hitler’s annexation of Austria.