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Reductio ad Hitlerum – Part 5



Imagine what kind of martial arts F.D.R., Churchill, and Stalin knew. :O

Imagine what kind of martial arts F.D.R., Churchill, and Stalin knew. :O

Today’s history lesson has been brought you by Kung Fury (2015). Watch it today. 🙂


Reductio ad Hitlerum – Part 4


They transferred Hitler’s brain! :O

Ahem...the correct spelling is "Dummkopf", Dummkopf. :P

Ahem…the correct spelling is “Dummkopf”, Dummkopf. 😛

This horror of 30th century science has been brought to you by Adventure Comics #314 (November 1963) by Edmond Hamilton, Mort Weisinger, John Forte, George Klein, George Papp, and Curt Swan.

Reductio ad Hitlerum – Part 3


You meet the darndest people in the afterlife, simulated or otherwise.

So that’s what happens when there’s no more room in Hell!

This trope namer has been brought to you by The All New Atom #14 (October 2007) by Gail Simone, Mike Norton, and Trevor Scott.

Reductio ad Hitlerum – Part 2


It takes some serious chutzpah to make a crank call to Berlin during World War II.


And, as an added bonus, here’s the original version of the aforementioned scene in all its Golden Age glory:

Little known fact: When angry, Hitler used to speak to himself in really bad English.

This how-to guide on trolling Hitler courtesy of All-Star Comics #13 (October-November 1942) by Gardner Fox and Jack Burnley and All-Star Squadron #60 (August 1986) by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Mike Clark, Arvell Jones, Jerry Ordway, Vince Colletta, and Tony DeZuniga.

Reductio ad Hitlerum – Part 1


There’s only one thing worse than a clone of Adolf Hitler. And that’s two clones of Adolf Hitler.

Those Brazilian geneticists really went too far this time.

This abomination courtesy of Superman: At Earth’s End (1995) by Tom Veitch and Frank Gomez.

The Universal Translator – Red Skull: Incarnate #5 (January 2012)


While Johann Schmidt, the future Red Skull, is speaking to his former commanding officer in the Sturmabteilung (Storm Detachment) in this issue, we catch a partial glimpse of a frayed poster on a nearby wall.

Given the meticulous research that went into this miniseries, it should come as no surprise that this is a reproduction of an actual Nazi propaganda poster from early 1933:

While Adolf Hitler certainly needs no introduction, the man to the left of him is Paul von Hindenburg, a Prussian-German military veteran and then-President of the Weimar Republic. The Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) has the following to say about its place in history:

Election Poster of the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers’ Party)
Munich, 1933
117.5 cm x 83 cm
DHM, Berlin
P 62/260

In spite of all the political differences between Adolf Hitler and the President of the Reich, Paul von Hindenburg – who was also very popular with the supporters of other parties – National Socialist propaganda co-opted the “Hero of Tannenberg” for itself after January 30, 1933. For the Reichstag election of March 5, 1933, the NSDAP advertised with a portrait of both politicians in order to enhance Hitler’s reputation in conservative German National circles and demonstrate “national unity”. The quote comes from the poem “Spring Greetings to the Fatherland” by poet Max von Schenkendorf (1783-1817), who voluntarily took part in the War of Liberation against Napoleon.

While the meaning of “Nationalsozialisten” (“National Socialists”) is self-evident, the line “Nimmer wird das Reich zerstöret – wenn ihr einig seid und treu.” translates into English as “The empire will never be destroyed if you’re united and loyal.”

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