I am really not understanding how the fuck you people jumped so fast on this goddamn crazy train.
SOME OF YOU are right - we need more “humanizing” images of Hitler because we can…
As a swiss person who studies german and is confronted with those things I gotta say this: yes! I agree with you! for germans the point of ‘humanizing’ Hitler is to remember that while he was the ‘evil mastermind’ all the non-jewish germans followed him (or most). the point is to remind oneself that everyone is capable of evil and how easy it is to persuade people into hating each other. of course he is a monster. but calling him only a monster is dangerous too, because it is much easier to distance yourself from him. to me, seeing him being nice or seeing his ugly ass (sorry) postcards doesn’t make me think “aww no poor little baby”. it makes me think holy fuck! he was not only a dick, he also managed to be nice and even ‘seductive’ to the right people at the right time and he fooled an entire nation and he had hobbies like me and were i born in germany in the 30s i could have been in the hitlerjugend (or bund für deutsche mädel) and swoon over this idiot.