Friday, June 15, 2012

Downfall

I'm watching Downfall again, the German movie about Hitler's last twelve days. It explained some things I didn't understand before. Like, why did Hitler take cyanide and shoot himself? He wanted to see how the cyanide worked, so he tested it on his German Sheppard, Blondi.

Eva Braun was a complete idiot. Discussing her impending suicide, she talked about leaving a good-looking corpse. According to Wikipedia, the Germans in the bunker were more upset about Blondi's death than Braun's. Goebbels' wife didn't want her children to live in a world without National Socialism, and she made sure they didn't.

Watching a lot of Nazis commit suicide wasn't quite as uplifting as I thought it would be.

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