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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:14 PM

Pictures from Adolf Hitler's worst Christmas ever

December 1941



Der Fuhrer seems pretty damn glum for a guy celebrating the birth of the Christ Child. This was the Yuletide right after his big blitz into Russia got bogged down fighting "General Winter," despite his own advisors' assurances it'd all be over by Hanukkah. And on top of that, his distant allies in Japan had just gone and done something silly in Hawaii that he was certain would be nothing but trouble in the long run. So, it's no fun for the holidays for Adolf Hitler here. But at least he can look forward to Santa helping him with his coal shortage problems (one stocking at a time!).

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Bucky Dec 2012 OP
ellisonz Dec 2012 #1
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #2
RZM Dec 2012 #3
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #4
mgc1961 Dec 2012 #5
KatyMan Feb 2013 #7
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #6

Response to Bucky (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:37 PM

1. (this comment has been self-censored...)

(to avoid making outrageous statements about Wayne LaPierre)

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:02 PM

2. can you name the others?

weird.

I know.

but . . .

I am reminded of Jesus' Last Supper.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:13 PM

3. I think I can identify one

 

Far left in the bottom pic looks like Goering. Other than that I'm not sure.

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Response to RZM (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:14 AM

4. I am going to show these to Brother. I wonder if he will be able to identify any of them. He is a

huge history/WWII buff. I will post the names if he can. Thanks

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Response to RZM (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:18 AM

5. Here's who I see many years after my youthful interest in that period of 20th century history.

 

From right to left in the top photograph:

The first guy facing left looks a little like Goebbels, but I wouldn't wager money on it. The guy facing us, sitting next to Adolf looks awfully familiar, but I can't immediately put a name with his face.

From left to right in the bottom photograph:

Yes, that's Goering. The guy on the other side of Hitler might be Fransisco Franco. I think the guy next to him is Oskar Dirlewanger (giggle). Martin Bormann possibly, on the far right.

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Response to mgc1961 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:05 PM

7. I don't think that's Goering,

Is it Streicher?

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:57 AM

6. Life erroneously captioned this as "Hitler having christmas with his generals"

... While this is obviously some sort of party function. I'm not sure that this is 1941, either. The source of these pics might have lied about the dates in order to mask his long-term involvement with the movement (not the famous Heinrich Hoffmann, but less well known Hugo Jaeger).

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