March 24, 2005


Hitler books 'show new obsession gripping Germans' (Kate Connolly, 25/03/2005, Daily Telegraph)

The intimate details of Hitler's life - from his fear that his lavatory might be poisoned to his habit of scratching his neck until it bled - are obsessing Germans once again amid a huge revival of interest in the Nazi era.

New titles about Hitler are flooding the bookshops to satisfy the hunger for revelations about the period in time for the 60th anniversary of the end of the 1939-45 war.

One columnist has likened the plethora of publications to a "garish circus of commemoration".

"Sixty years ago the Third Reich perished," wrote Jens Jessen in Die Zeit. "Now one gets the impression it is being resurrected on a daily basis."

One new book, A Strawberry for Hitler, is based on the true story of a horticulturalist who wants to name one of the fruits after the Nazi leader.

Isn't Nazi fruit redundant?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2005 11:10 PM

Does anything ever chcnge?

Posted by: jd watson at March 25, 2005 4:15 AM

JD - it's the central conservative insight that no, nothing really changes when it comes to human nature.

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at March 25, 2005 7:29 AM

The Ernst Rohm Apple?

Posted by: Luciferous at March 25, 2005 9:57 AM

if the nazis were gay, why didn't they have pink uniforms ? something doesn't add up here.

l: that's pretty good :) i guess that's the apple you find at the bottom of the barrel

Posted by: cjm at March 25, 2005 10:06 AM

if the nazis were gay, why didn't they have pink uniforms ?

The Panzer uniforms had pink piping. I always thought one of the Reich bigwigs (Himmler?) had an all-pink outfit, but I can't find anything on it via Google.

Posted by: Mike Morley at March 25, 2005 1:12 PM

Goehring played flamboyant dress-up. I read he favored powder blue to highlight his rouge.

Posted by: Luciferous at March 25, 2005 1:56 PM