Skip to comments.Hitler the Comedian: The Nazi Leader's Bodyguard Reveals a Different Side to the Dictator
Posted on 06/24/2008 5:19:53 AM PDT by Coffee200am
Adolf Hitler found time amid the bloodiest war in history to crack jokes with his cronies.
Hitler the comedian is one side of the Fuhrer painted in a new memoir called The Last Witness by one of the Nazi leader's bodyguards.
Comedian: Hitler often cracked jokes according to his bodyguard
Hitler, the mass killer, had a small fund of jokes, recalled Misch, who is now 90.
The boss was said to be particularly fond of a couple jokes and told the best ones over and over, he said.
While Misch did not divulge Hitler's favourite jokes ahead of the book's publication, one joke that Hitler liked to tell was at the expense of his pompous Luftwaffe chief Hermann Goering.
Goering was a man forever designing himself new uniforms and giving himself new orders and decorations.
One day, Hitler used to say, Mrs. Goering came into the bedchamber and found her husband waving his Field Marshalls baton over his underwear.
Hermann, darling, what are you doing? she enquired.
I am promoting my underpants to overpants!
Several instances of Hitlers humour ended up in a dossier called simply "The Hitler Book" which was compiled for Soviet leader Josef Stalin at the end of WW2.
It relates how Joseph Goebbels, the evil propaganda minister, told Hitler a latest scurrilous rumour: that the immensely vain Goering went to bed wearing medals on his pyjamas. Rochus Misch
Rochus Misch in 1944: He was in the bunker when Hitler killed himself
Hitler liked the story so much, according to the report that he ordered Hoffmann to make some medals out of gold and silver foil as well as a bombastic citation for bravery to be presented to Goering.
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You’re in for a ZOT, NEWBIE!
Wow. So evil people can be unbearably boring and vain as well. What a revelation.
Not for nothing, but a good read “Hitler’s Table Talk: 1941-1944.”
A fascinating read.
Mel Brooks had this guy beat by 30 years.
Yep, that Hitler fellow was a bundle of laughs, wasn’t he?
Sounds almost as good as some of John Kerry’s jokes.
Hitler killed himself? And to think for the past 64 years I thought he slipped on some ammunition and broke his neck. /s
what’s the ZOT for? This seem s like a valid post- did you read it?
Good freaking grief...a NEWBIE posting that Hitler was a funny guy...geesh....just wait for the blowback, bud.
Interesting, thanks for posting.
Not quite sure why some factual information about Hitler is causing conniptions on this thread. One of the most tragic things about History’s monsters are their good points.
Here we go again, heh heh!
Reminds me of Monty Pythons, “The Deadliest Joke.”
Welcome to Free Republic, sport.
Geez dude- it was interesting reading- We generally like that kind of stuff here.
He was not expressing his personaly feelings of love for the guy. He posted a general interest article.
Misch was the switchboard operator in the bunker, and [I believe] was assigned to the commo section of Hitler’s HQ. He was NOT one of his bodyguards. That was either a police detachment under Rattenhuber, or a guard battalion from the LSSAH. Misch was, I think, a member of the LSSAH, but not in the guard detachment.
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