Adolf Hitler

'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.


Israelis play first ever Wagner concert in Germany

By Toby Axelrod, July 26, 2011

In Israeli orchestra has played a work by Adolf Hitler's beloved composer, Richard Wagner, for the first time in Germany.

On Monday, the Israel Chamber Orchestra performed Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" at the Bayreuth Wagner Festival. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among those in the audience. The concert in the Stadthalle was reportedly a sell-out.


Glenn Beck: Norway's Utoya camp like Hitler Youth

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2011

Controversial right-wing pundit Glenn Beck has compared the victims of the Norway massacre to members of the Hitler Youth in the 1920s and 1930s.

Mr Beck, who last year was criticised for suggesting Holocaust survivor George Soros collaborated with the Nazis, made the comments on his popular radio programme.


Hitler deputy's bones exhumed to deter neo-Nazis

By Jennifer Lipman, July 21, 2011

The bones of Adolf Hitler's deputy have been exhumed from his grave because hordes of neo-Nazis were using the site to glorify his actions.

Rudolf Hess died 42 years after the war, having spent 40 years in a Berlin prison for his war crimes.

He was a close compatriot of the Nazi fuehrer, and helped him write Mein Kampf while they were in prison for the failed Munich Putsch of 1923.


On this day: Hitler survives assassination attempt

By Daniel Walters, July 20, 2011

One of several high profile assassination attempts made on the life of Adolf Hitler, this event had the potential to significantly alter the history of the Jewish people and of Europe.

A bomb exploded at the Nazi headquarters in Rastenberg, East Prussia, sending shockwaves through Europe after the announcement of the failed assassination attempt was made by the German News Agency.