Anne Frank's Diary and Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf Both Enter the Public Domain on Friday

Brendan O'Connor · 12/30/15 11:40PM

A copyright fight is brewing in Europe this week as the deadline after which two key WWII-era texts will fall within the public domain steadily approaches. In Europe, a book becomes public domain 70 years after the author’s death, on the first day of January. This Friday, January 1st, both Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl and Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf will enter the public domain.

The Photo Hitler Doesn't Want You to See

Ashley Feinberg · 04/16/15 10:57AM

An age-old questions asks: If you could go back in time and kill baby Hitler, would you? Thanks to a slew of new Hitler-casual photos coming out next month, we can finally answer with a resounding yes. Talk about a crime against fashion!

The Plot to Grow Hitler's Breasts

Seth Abramovitch · 08/14/11 10:07PM

Not since we learned of the Nazis' failed attempts to create a canine überbreed capable of reading, writing and solving complex math equations has a tale of WWII crackpot science been so utterly delightful (if suspect): The Daily Mail has a story of a British plan to "lace Adolf Hitler's food with female sex hormones to curb his aggressive impulses" — thereby turning "Herr Hitler into Her Hitler," they write. (I applaud their restraint in not going for the easy "Mein Kramps" joke.)

The Nazi Sex Doll That Almost Was

Max Read · 07/11/11 08:45PM

People talk so much about the "fanatic genocidal fascism" aspect of Nazis that some of their other, less genocidal (but no less crazy!) ideas. Like the Nazi sex doll "designed to stop soldiers being laid low with syphilis"!

Time Whips Out the Ol' Red X For Bin Laden

Seth Abramovitch · 05/03/11 02:15AM

Time magazine may have grown increasingly neutered with their choices for Person of the Year, but when it comes to their Dead Mass-Murderer of the Week covers, forget about it — they're balls to the wall. The issue, on stands this Thursday, gives Osama bin Laden their trademark "Red X" treatment — previously used on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Saddam Hussein, and, most famously, Adolf Hitler. Collect them all!

A Picture of Hitler's Mistress in Blackface

Maureen O'Connor · 03/09/11 05:42PM

Sometimes a picture is worth so many words, it renders you speechless. Life recently digitized a cache of Eva Braun's personal photographs. Among them was a surrealist Nazi nightmare labeled "Me as Al Jolson." It dates to 1937 and shows Hitler's future bride in blackface and drag. [Life, image via Images]

Jackie the Hitler Saluting Dog Really Pissed Off the Nazis

Jeff Neumann · 01/07/11 07:18AM

A researcher in the German Foreign Office recently found documents concerning a Finnish dog named Jackie who, during WW2, was trained by its owner to give a Nazi salute on command. The Fuehrer-mocking dog made the Germans very angry.