Friday, September 28, 2007

Continuing Hitler Wine coverage...

By Jack Heeger
Friday, September 28, 2007

We recently reported on wine that was alleged to have been made for Adolf Hitler, and this drew a response from reader Frank Green of New York City, who “tried this vintage” and sent us a review:

“This wine is very bold, with a very bitter after-taste. Doesn’t sit well with Russian food, completely dominates French cuisine, but can be successfully paired with tortellini and sushi.

“It has a full bodied taste with hints of black currant, leather, gunpowder, steel, burnt wood and brick. This is a bottle with a message in, and the message is ‘beware.’ This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

“Ultimately its taste will die in the cellar, although it still may be found in select South American cafes. Palate best cleared with American and U.K. domestic brews.”

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Naval Swastika Barracks in San Diego

The Navy will spend as much as $600,000 to modify a 40-year-old barracks complex that resembles a swastika from the air, a gaffe that went largely unnoticed before satellite images became easily accessible on the Internet.
The Navy said officials noted the buildings’ shape after the groundbreaking in 1967 but decided against changing it at the time because it wasn’t obvious from the ground. Aerial photos made available on such services as Windows Live and Google Earth in recent years have since revealed the buildings’ shape to a wide audience.

Adolf - Ich Hock' in Meinem Bonker

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ken Russell: A Kitten for Hitler

Ken Russell
Ten years ago, while working on
The South Bank Show, Melvyn Bragg and I had a heated discussion on the pros and cons of film censorship. Broadly speaking, Melvyn was against it, while I, much to his surprise, was absolutely for it. He then dared me to write a script that I thought should be banned. I accepted the challenge and a month or so later sent him a short subject entitled A Kitten for Hitler. “Ken,” he said, “if ever you make this film and it is shown, you will be lynched.”

...that was ten years ago, and I’m still alive and kicking, but whether that will still be the case in November only the Lord knows. Because, by the end of October, the film will be seen the world over, on the Comedybox website.


We can't wait!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Columbia Dean: We'd invite Hitler to speak

Columbia Dean John Coatsworth said in an interview yesterday that if Hitler came to New York, he would have been invited to speak at Columbia University in the spirit of robust dialog.

"If he were willing to engage in a debate and a discussion, to be challenged by Columbia students and faculty, we would certainly invite him," Coatsworth said.

The Dean's comments came in defense of his decision to host Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while the controversial leader is in New York to address the UN General Assembly. A trip to Ground Zero the Ahmadinejad hoped to make was nixed by the NYPD. Similarly, Columbia has come under fire for its decision not to cancel the forum.

The Iranian President left Tehran for New York today and will participate in a question and answer forum at Columbia tomorrow.

There's a few things that people should realize about Ahmadinejad: First, he's not Hitler and has little in common with the man. Iran is a poor country with a a rich natural resource: Oil. Postwar Germany was a poor country without many natural resources at all, which led to their wanting to take over other countries. Ahmadinejad hates Israel; Hitler wanted to send the Jews back to Israel, which did not yet exist. The list goes on, but the point is, comparing him to Hitler is absurd, and people getting riled up over this man coming to America for an open discourse is offensive. When did America's motto become "If we don't agree with what you have to say, keep your mouth shut."?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Modern Hitler Youths


No, they aren't the Olson Twins, and it's not photoshop. It's the real deal. Lamb and Lynx Gaede, aka "Prussian Blue", are sisters who sing about racial purity and white supremacy.

Sample tracks HERE

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wine labels with Hitler's image seized in Italy

ROME (AFP) — A prosecutor in Bolzano, northern Italy seized wine bottle labels on Wednesday bearing a portrait of Hitler and other Nazis from a winery near the Austrian border, the company said.

The 20 labels from the "Der Fuehrer" line show Hitler raising the Nazi salute and his generals, including Hermann Goering, the Reich's economic minister, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Gestapo, and Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy.

The black and white labels are imprinted with the mottoes "Ein volk, ein Reich, ein Fuehrer" (one people, one empire, one Fuehrer) and "Sieg heil", a slogan proclaimed by Hitler as a greeting or in front of the masses.

The incriminating labels constitute a glorification of the perpetrators of crimes against humanity, according to state prosecutor Cuno Tarfusser.

The Lunardelli company said it had sold around 20,000 bottles featuring the Hitler labels per year. It also sold wine with images of Mussolini on the label, which were not seized by police.

The bottles make up part of a product line started in 1995 called the "historic collection", selling wine with labels with the faces of Winston Churchill, Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Marxist philosopher, Adolph Hitler, Karl Marx, Napoleon Bonaparte, Benito Mussolini, and Che Guevara.

The line stirred up controversy back in September 2003, when German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries made an official protest against its sale.

At the time, she claimed that the labels referring to the Third Reich were "abominable and in bad taste."

See also "Hitler Bier"

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Swastika handbag draws ire in UK


A bag embroidered with Nazi-style swastikas was withdrawn by fashion store Zara today after a rush of complaints.

Bosses were forced to apologise and withdrew the £39 bag immediately. The bag - which also features flowers and bicycles - has four green swastikas at each corner.

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Bell Canada: Rocking the Holocaust

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's biggest phone company has apologized after a punk-rock reference to the Holocaust appeared on billboard advertisements for its cellphones.

The ads for Bell Canada's Solo discount service showed a young woman decked out in flashy punk rock attire, with a button that reads "Belsen was a gas" -- the controversial title of a song by the Sex Pistols, and a reference to Nazi Germany's Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

"It was inadvertent," Bell Canada spokesman Mark Langton said on Friday, noting that the dozen ads were taken down as soon as the company realized its mistake. "Obviously, we would never depict such an offensive slogan in our advertising."

He said Bell officials approved the ads after examining sample images that were smaller than the final billboards. The button inscription could only be read when the ads were blown up to their full size, he said.

"In the proofing and approval materials, it was impossible to see the button, so our folks missed it."

BCE apologizes "for any offense or distress that we caused," Langton said.

The billboards appeared in mass-transit systems in Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as in Toronto, which has a large Jewish community and many Holocaust survivors.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

UberSoldier 2: The End of Hitler Russian Demo and Trailers/Screens


A playable demo of UberSoldier 2: The End of Hitler is now available for download, giving you the chance to try out the Russian version of the sequel to UberSoldier, the WII FPS developed by Burut CT and also known as East Front.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Israeli Nazi Youths Arrested

Eight Israelis suspected of neo-Nazi hate crimes were indicted on several felony counts.

The eight 16- to 19-year-olds, all immigrants from the former Soviet Union, appeared Tuesday in Tel Aviv District Court to face charges including aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit a crime, weapons possession and disseminating racist material.

It was not immediately clear how the suspects would plead to the charges, which could carry lengthy prison terms.

The case has shocked many in the Jewish state, with Israeli TV airing footage showing the suspects' alleged attacks and newspapers carrying pictures of them making Hitler salutes. Only one of the suspects is said to be Jewish according to Orthodox law; the others won Israeli citizenship because they have at least one Jewish grandparent.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Hitler-Darwin Axis

Michael C. Moynihan | September 10, 2007, 2:20pm
Dr. D. James Kennedy, Senior Pastor at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, presents his epic documentary film on the connection between the H.M.S. Beagle and Treblinka, "Darwin's Deadly Legacy." Starring noted biologist Dr. Ann Coulter, the film argues that “Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it.” This was no mechanized pogrom, but the "Darwin-driven Nazi Holocaust":
Ann Coulter is stunned. How is it, she asks, that she could go through 12 years of public school, then college and law school, and still not know that it was Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution that fueled Hitler’s ovens.

...

“To put it simply, no Darwin, no Hitler,” said Dr. Kennedy, the host of Darwin’s Deadly Legacy. “Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it.”

The film's trailer, if you can bear it, is available here.

Update: Dr. D. James Kennedy died last week, and was eulogized by President Bush as "a student of history."

Friday, September 7, 2007

Hotel Criticized for Advertising Nazi-Era Bunker

A hotel in Adolf Hitler's mountain retreat in southern Germany is allowing guests to view a swastika-covered bunker from World War II in its cellar. Critics say the structure has been turned into a neo-Nazi shrine.

The hotel "Zum Türken" in the southern German town of Obersalzberg is being strongly criticized for allowing visitors to view part of a Nazi-era bunker located beneath its restaurant.

According to research by German public broadcaster ARD, visitors can access the bunker via an advertised passageway at the hotel. ARD research showed that it had become a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis, who come to see the Nazi propaganda, swastikas and anti-Semitic statements scrawled and carved on its walls.