Adolf Hitler

Hitler the star of Turkish shampoo advert

By Jennifer Lipman, March 23, 2012

Cosmetics advertisers have gone to great lengths over the years to attract consumers. Now a Turkish shampoo company has decided to engage the help of the Nazi leader to convince people its brand is best.

Biomen's advert, which features archive footage of Hitler, is on air in Turkey at present.


Mein Kampf publisher fighting book ban

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 13, 2012

A British publisher, who wants to sell 100,000 copies of critical passages from Hitler's Mein Kampf on newsstands all over Germany, has vowed to fight a Munich court ban.


Auction offers chance to serve tea on Hitler's silver tray

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2012

Hosts aiming to make an impression on their afternoon guests could soon be serving tea on a tray that once belonged to Hitler.

The silver tray, given to the Nazi leader in honour of his 50th birthday in April 1939 – just a few months before the outbreak of war - goes up for auction next week.


The Jew who created Hitler's people's car

By Jessica Elgot, December 1, 2011

Everyone thinks they know the story of the Volkswagen Beetle. Created by Ferdinand Porsche, under the guidance of Adolf Hitler, the Beetle is not only the most popular car of all time, it was the most successful project of the Nazis.


'Interacting with Hitler' is more than insensitive

By Greville Janner, September 8, 2011

Usually, when a waxwork exhibition attracts media attention it is because they are unveiling a new model of a pop star or matinee idol. Over the past fortnight though, Madame Tussauds has made headlines for the wrong reasons.


'We encourage our visitors to interact with the displays' – Madame Tussauds

By Marcus Dysch, August 25, 2011

An Israeli mother has described her shock at witnessing tourists making Heil Hitler salutes next to a waxwork of the Nazi leader at Madame Tussauds.

The woman visited the attraction with her husband and baby son and said she was amazed by fellow tourists posing for pictures with the Führer figure.


Paintings of Hitler's parents up for auction

By Jennifer Lipman, August 3, 2011

A California auction house is hoping to fetch more than £60,000 from the sale of two paintings said to feature Adolf Hitler's parents.

The oil paintings, both from the 1930s, are being sold by a San Diego auction house.

They feature Alois and Klara Hitler at Berghof, Hitler's holiday home in the Bavarian mountains.


Home needed for kitten with Hitler moustache

By Jennifer Lipman, August 1, 2011

A kitten with an unfortunate resemblance to the Nazi leader is recovering in an animal shelter after being abandoned.

The cat, nicknamed Kitler, sports an unusual black marking on her face in the style of Adolf Hitler's distinctive moustache.

She also has a black patch by her ears, not dissimilar from Hitler's dark hair, and another on her arms that could be mistaken for a Nazi armband.


Bollywood's Gandhi to Hitler 'worst film of 2011'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 29, 2011

A Bollywood film about Hitler which members of the Indian Jewish community dubbed as "ignorant" when it was announced has been panned by critics.

Gandhi To Hitler, a Bollywood take on the correspondence between the Indian and Nazi leaders and the end of the Third Reich was the subject of controversy when the project was announced last year.


Dear Friend Hitler: Bollywood's take on the Nazis

By Jennifer Lipman, July 29, 2011
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A trailer for the film Gandhi to Hitler; a Bollywood film about the correspondance between Hitler and Gandhi.