Thursday, 30 April 2015

Adolf Hitler in Paris

Adolf Hitler in Paris

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's death and the upcoming 70th anniversary of the end of Second World War in Europe, a picture from happier times:


source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Adolf_Hitler_in_Paris_1940.jpg
(middle: Adolf Hitler, left: Albert Speer, right: Arno Breker, background: Eiffel Tower)

The picture is detailed enough to allow me to find the very spot where Adolf Hitler was standing.


The handrail is new, and there is a note, however it doesn't say "Adolf Hitler was here" is says "Don't climb on the wall" (or similar).

This area was closed off (for nearby firework for La Fête Nationale) when I took the picture (through fence), usually it's full of tourists. Not for taking a selfie where Adolf Hitler was standing, but for the view of Paris.

On the subject of Adolf Hitler, two German sayings:

"Da träumt der Führer von!" (the fuhrer dreams of it) means something is so wonderful, so magnificent, that even Adolf Hitler can only dream of it, but not have it.

"Wenn das der Führer wüßte!" (if the fuhrer knew... implied: then he would change it) to express disapprovement with a situation, and implying that the fuhrer would disapprove as well and change it.
  Copyright 2015 ChristianPFC (except for first picture)

5 comments:

  1. What a weird story; who wants to commemorate anything to do with Hitler??

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  2. Your copyright statement is great!

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  3. Not everyone will appreciate this humour.

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  4. Not sure that it is humor. Christian, you are aware that Hitler and his colleagues would have gassed you and all of your intimate Thai buddies?

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  5. "a picture from happier times"

    I imagine your French fans and readers must be thrilled xD

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