Adolf Hitler, the man who loved torture. His name has become synonymous to atrocities, death, war, cruelty, and misery. The Führer, as the Germans would call him, became one of the most authoritarian dictators the world has ever witnessed.
He took pride in killing Jews. Their vulnerability made him happy. He led the world into a second World War. He thrived on the misery of the Jews. His ideologies were inspired from the Italian fascism. This Nazi dictator killed over 6 million Jews.
Despite being one of the most hated person ever, there are a few things that not many know of:
1. He was a kid at heart (supposedly)Image source: http://stashpit.com/upload/big/2014/01/06/52ca90cf8f886.jpeg
He loved anything that was animated. So much so that he was a Disney fan. His favorite movie was Snow White and the seven dwarfs. However, he did not like animation because his spirit was alive, he liked it because it was an example of technological advancement. He also like the movie King Kong and rumor has it that he watched it repeatedly.
Imagine Hitler crying when Snow White eats the poisonous apple!
2. He was a stonerImage source: http://www.around-my-world.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Hitler-the-drug-addict-How-he-used-a-cocktail-of-drugs-including-cocaine-to-make-him-a-Nazi-superman-4.jpg
Drugs can make a person paranoid. Hitler was a living example. He was addicted to drugs especially cocaine. He suffered from flatulence and had to take 28 different drugs to fight it. He became so hung up on cocaine that he took it twice a day.
Oh, the power of ecstasy!
3. He was a vegetarianImage source: https://ci.memecdn.com/253/7667253.jpg
Hitler hated non-vegetarian food. He also hated cruelty on animals. Sounds funny, doesn’t it?
Treating people like animals and pitying the animals!
Rumor has it that he had a trained army of dogs who could communicate to him and helped him win the wars.
4. He loved a Jew
This is hard to believe but Hitler fell for a Jewish girl when he was young. However, he never had the courage to tell her about his feelings. Her name was Stefanie Rebatsch. Unaware of her secret admirer, she later married an Austrian Army officer.
Could that be a reason why he hated Jews? Probably, yes!
5. He hated smoking
Hitler wasn’t all bad. He led the first ever anti-smoking campaign. He was a strong believer of the fact that tobacco kills. He promoted research on smoking and its effects on health.
We have to give him some credit for this at least.
6. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease
Hitler was a hub of illness and diseases. Throughout the course of his life, he suffered from many illness. One of them was Parkinson’s disease. This is, however, unconfirmed.
It is said that this disease affected his decision-making during World War II.
It is also said that his inhumane behavior might have been due to this disease.
7. He was a narcissist
He loved how he looked. He loved his image. He was self-obsessed to such an extent that he had hired a photographer who would take his photos while he was practicing or making speeches. Hitler loved to see that fierce look in his photos.
He was a megalomaniac and had ordered his photographer to destroy his photos after he had seen them. Luckily, the photographer was smart and he didn’t obey his orders.
8. He never visited a concentration campImage source: http://c3e308.medialib.glogster.com/media/cb/cb98b171061b79a4415c794d07c5667bc9bfeb480cdc349a177a45ad4bc3edb8/concentration-camp-germany.jpg
Difficult to believe, right?
He did not have the strength to even look at the ruthless atrocities at the concentration camps, let alone death camps. He never set foot in any of the areas where the “final solution” was being practiced.
He kept himself aside from all the dirty work and never ever spoke of the “final solution” with anyone, not even his closest officials.
It may have been possible that he was not even aware of the extermination of Jews since no written order has been found. It may have been Himmler behind the killings. Little do we know for sure, though.
*Some evidences suggest that he was the inventor of the blow-up dolls since he wanted to protect his soldiers from syphilis which was very prevalent then.
P.S. It’s just facts talking, not me!