In this Caitlin Moran column she is discussing the Hitler, the Holocaust and Holocaust deniers – very serious stuff but see how she tackles it. Take note of the way she introduces her column. I am looking for your feedback on this one.
It doesn’t matter how ‘caring’ the Führer tries to look in a photo; he will always look evil.
Last week a novel item came up for auction. You can’t guess what I’m going to say, can you? Let’s face it: anything could come up at an auction. Auctions are the bingo-ball randomiser of life. I once saw, in an auction catalogue, a stuffed aardvark, on its hind legs, on a plinth. It was wearing cowboy boots and a sheriff’s badge and wielding a small gun. It was an example of Man’s true ingenuity. If we ever do find God, it will probably be at an auction house in Lincolnshire, put up for bid by “an anonymous collector”.
Anyway, this week’s novel auction item is: a 1930s Adolf Hitler sticker album! Yes! Much in the manner of Panini football stickers, it seems that the Nazis published a week-by-week, collect-the-set treasury of 138 prime Hitler shots, eventually creating a compendium of Führer moments that you’d want to keep for ever. The idea was to show, as the Mirror put it, “Hitler as a powerful dictator, with a caring side” – a difficult emotional balancing act at which, history shows, Hitler pretty much totally failed.
Read the whole thing on Times Online.