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sixpenceee:

In 1889, the year of Adolf Hitler’s birth, Franz von Stuck painted “The Wild Chase”, which depicts Wotan (major god of Germanic polytheism) on horseback leading a procession of the dead. The painting has become infamous for its disturbing resemblance to Hitler.




It’s said Adolf Hitler saw this painting at thirteen and he was fascinated by Wotan, and later had this painting taken from the museum and placed in a special gallery.
Franz von Stuck was Hitler’s favorite painter from childhood on and the art of Franz von Stuck dominated Hitler’s childhood imagery (according to Robert Waite’s book The Psychopathic God: Adolph Hitler).
Robert Waite wrote: “Hitler was said to have copied his mustache, hair style, and oratorical style from the painting.”

sixpenceee:

In 1889, the year of Adolf Hitler’s birth, Franz von Stuck painted “The Wild Chase”, which depicts Wotan (major god of Germanic polytheism) on horseback leading a procession of the dead. The painting has become infamous for its disturbing resemblance to Hitler.

It’s said Adolf Hitler saw this painting at thirteen and he was fascinated by Wotan, and later had this painting taken from the museum and placed in a special gallery.

Franz von Stuck was Hitler’s favorite painter from childhood on and the art of Franz von Stuck dominated Hitler’s childhood imagery (according to Robert Waite’s book The Psychopathic God: Adolph Hitler).

Robert Waite wrote: “Hitler was said to have copied his mustache, hair style, and oratorical style from the painting.”

5sswiking
5sswiking:

Michael Wittmann was born in Vogelthal on 22 April 1914. He joined the German Army in 1934 and was accepted into the Leibstandarte Division. He was commissioned as an officer in 1941, and later joined a new Tiger Tank unit. His fame grew in correspondence with the increasing number of knocked-out enemy tanks. In one day at the Battle of Kursk, he personally destroyed eight tanks and seven artillery pieces, eventually reaching a tally of thirty tanks and twenty-eight artillery pieces by the battle’s end. In 1944 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross, adding the Oak Leaves shortly after. It was in Normandy that Wittmann sealed his reputation and place in history. At the village of Villers-Bocage he single-handedly an entire Allied tank column at point blank-range with his Tiger, and was only stopped when his vehicle was disabled. He was awarded the Swords for his extraordinary feat of bravery and skill. He was killed in battle on 8 August 1944, outnumbered and outgunned by a squadron of Canadian M4 Sherman Fireflys. He died the most successful tank ace ever. His tally was more than 138 enemy tanks and 132 artillery pieces, plus many other vehicles.

5sswiking:

Michael Wittmann was born in Vogelthal on 22 April 1914. He joined the German Army in 1934 and was accepted into the Leibstandarte Division. He was commissioned as an officer in 1941, and later joined a new Tiger Tank unit. His fame grew in correspondence with the increasing number of knocked-out enemy tanks. In one day at the Battle of Kursk, he personally destroyed eight tanks and seven artillery pieces, eventually reaching a tally of thirty tanks and twenty-eight artillery pieces by the battle’s end. In 1944 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross, adding the Oak Leaves shortly after. It was in Normandy that Wittmann sealed his reputation and place in history. At the village of Villers-Bocage he single-handedly an entire Allied tank column at point blank-range with his Tiger, and was only stopped when his vehicle was disabled. He was awarded the Swords for his extraordinary feat of bravery and skill. He was killed in battle on 8 August 1944, outnumbered and outgunned by a squadron of Canadian M4 Sherman Fireflys. He died the most successful tank ace ever. His tally was more than 138 enemy tanks and 132 artillery pieces, plus many other vehicles.