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  1. Charlie Chaplin made the Hitler mocking film, "The Great Dictator", in 1940 using his own money because none of the Hollywood studios were comfortable irking the Germans as they had financial relations with them. The film is said to be one of the greatest works of Charlie Chaplin.

  2. When world champion boxer Joe Louis voluntarily joined the U.S. Army in 1942 he was asked about his decision to enter the (then) racially segregated organisation, he replied: "Lots of things wrong with America, but Hitler ain't going to fix them."

  3. Dr. Gay Hitler, son of George Washington Hitler, was a well-respected dentist living in Circleville, Ohio. Because Adolf Hitler misspelled his grandfather's surname "Hiedler", the Hitlers of Ohio are likely the only true Hitlers

  4. King Leopold II of Belgium turned the Congo into one massive slave plantation that resulted in an estimated 10,000,000 deaths, with historians comparing him to Hitler and Stalin.

  5. Adolf Hitler and JRR Tolkien fought at the Battle of the Somme.

  6. A 2002 episode of "The Twilight Zone" addressed the novikov self-consistency principle of time travel: a woman, played by Katherine Heigl, goes back in time to kill baby Hitler. She succeeds, but his mother adopts a child and raises him as Adolf. He grows up to lead the Nazi Party.

  7. When Stalin's first son was captured, Hitler offered to trade him for Friedrich Paulus, a field marshal who led the 6th army into Stalingrad. When Stalin heard of this, he allegedly said, "I will not trade a Marshal for a Lieutenant."

  8. A modern art critic was asked to review some of Adolf Hitler's paintings without being told who painted them. He judged them to be "quite good" while also stating that the artist's depiction of human figures in the paintings revealed his profound disinterest in people.

  9. Hitler used an arson attack on the German parliament to justify taking away most civil liberties in Germany, including habeas corpus, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, the right of free association, public assembly and the secrecy of the post and telephone

  10. Max Planck's life was filled with tragedy. His wife died early, his oldest son died in WWI, his two twin daughters both died while giving birth, and lastly, his second son was executed by Nazi Germany because of his participation in the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler.

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Hitler claimed to have been spared by British soldier Henry Tandey. Tandey recalled that a weary German soldier wandered into his line of fire. He was wounded and did not even attempt to raise his own rifle. Tandey chose not to shoot.

British reporter Clare Hollingworth broke the news of Hitler invading Poland. British embassy didn't believe her until she held a telephone out of the window of her room to capture the ongoing sounds of war. Hers was the 1st report the British Foreign Office received about the invasion of Poland

One of Hitler's personal aides, Fritz Darges was fired and sent to the eastern front for refusing to swat a fly for Hitler, instead suggesting as it was airborne it was the Luftwaffe's job. He later became a car salesman.

Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the respected commander of German forces in East Africa during WW1 was offered a job by Hitler in 1935. He told Hitler to "go fuck himself" though other reports say he didn't "put it that politely."

During WW2, captured German officers were sent to Britain as POWs and lived in luxury in Trent Park to make them feel relaxed. However, they were being listened to by 100 ‘listeners’. They revealed secrets about the holocaust, events in Berlin, Hitler's madness and V2 rocket bases.

Hershey's once developed a chocolate bar for the US Army that would remain solid up to 49C (120F) and was poison gas proof but was also very bitter to prevent soldiers from eating it unless in an emergency. Troops called it "Hitler's Secret Weapon" because of what it would do to their bowels.

The German Parliament has the grafiti "I f--k Hitler in the ass" preserved as a historic monument on one of its walls

The Nazi's used German boxer Max Schmeling in propaganda after he beat African American Joe Louis. Schmeling disliked the Nazis, he refused Hitler's gifts and hid Jewish children during Kristallnacht. He would later becomes friends with Louis and was a pallbearer at his funeral.

In 2012, Mountain Dew asked the internet to name their new apple drink. Before the poll was shut down, the top four names were: "Fapple", "Gushing Granny", "Diabeetus" and "Hitler did nothing wrong".

Adolph Hitler was Walt Disney' biggest fan , he thought Snow White was the best movie ever made and would draw characters near perfectly. The director of a war museum in northern Norway, said he found the drawings hidden in a painting signed "A. Hitler" that he bought at an auction in Germany.

Adolf Hitler spent years evading taxes and owed German authorities 405,000 Reichsmarks, equivalent to $8 million today. Soon after he took power, He was declared free of tax obligations.

Hitler wanted to burn Paris to the ground before the Allies retook the city, but the order was disobeyed by "Saviour of Paris" General Dietrich von Choltitz who later asserted his affection for the French Capital and his belief that Hitler had gone insane as reasons for his defiance

In 1913, Hitler, Freud, Tito, Stalin, and Trotsky all lived within 2 square miles of each other in Vienna

Adolf Hitler praised the Native American genocide by the US government. In 1928 he said; "gunned down the millions of Redskins to a few hundred thousand, and now keep the modest remnant under observation in a cage."

If Adolf Hitler's father hadn’t changed his name in 1877, his name would have been “Adolf Schicklgruber.”

Before Paris was liberated from the Nazis, Hitler ordered military governor Dietrich von Choltitzthe to demolish the Eiffel Tower and other major landmarks. He refused this direct order, and surrendered to the Allies instead, saving the tower.

Swing dancing teenagers in Nazi Germany would mock Nazis by saying 'swing heil' and called Hitler Youth 'Homo Youth'

A British POW started a hobby of stitching while in captivity. His work was so good it was hung on the wall by the German guards, not realising the secret message stitched on it. The message 'God Save The King' and 'F--- Hitler' was stitched in Morse code.

In 1944, the British hatched a plan to assassinate Hitler – Operation Foxley. Many, including Churchill approved of the plan. It never went through though because Hitler was an awful military strategist, and there was fear that whoever replaced him would be more adept at winning the war.

Hitler's deputy Rudolph Hess spent the last 20 years of his life as the sole prisoner in a jail designed to hold 600 inmates

During WWII Hitler ordered the British town of Blackpool be spared from bombing as he intended it to be his personal holiday resort after Germany had won the war

Adolf Hitler, JRR Tolkien, and Anne Frank's father all fought in the Battle of the Somme

Adolf Hitler's personal chauffeur and close confidant, Emil Maurice, was Jewish. He was also one of the founding members of the SS. After uncovering of his Jewish heritage, Hitler declared that he was an 'honorary Aryan' and prevented him from being expelled from the SS by Himmler.

Although Adolf Hitler had no children, there are still five living members of his extended family who have all sworn never to have kids of their own so that his infamous bloodline dies with them

Hitler hated smoking. In addition, German doctors were the first to link smoking with cancer, leading to the first ever public anti-smoking campaign.