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.
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”.
Hitler sanctioned the construction of a six-wheeled 3,000hp Mercedes-Benz intended to break the land speed record. It was 27ft long and made its power from a 44.5 liter V12.
In 1944 the British submitted a full plan to kill Hitler during one of his routine, solitary walks. It was never carried out because he was such a poor strategist, they realized his replacement would do a better job of defending from the Allies.