Hidden Truths About Hitler

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know

2nd March, 2024


Aspiring Artist

● Before his rise to power, young Hitler twice failed to gain admission to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. ● He later sold paintings and postcards for a meager income.

Animal Lover

● Hitler was a vegetarian and vocal about animal rights. ● He enacted animal protection laws and banned vivisection (experimentation on live animals).

WWI Injury

● Hitler served in the German Army during WWI. ● He was temporarily blinded by a British mustard gas attack in 1918. 

Sweet Tooth

● Hitler had an insatiable craving for sweets. ● He consumed copious amounts of cake, chocolate, and other sugary treats.

Fear of the Dentist

● Hitler reportedly had an intense phobia of dentists. ● His dental hygiene suffered, and by the end of his life, he had numerous missing and rotting teeth.

Possible Jewish Heritage

● There is speculation that Hitler's paternal grandfather might have been Jewish. ● This is a heavily debated topic; no conclusive evidence exists to confirm or deny the claim.

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

● In a historical irony, Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939. ● The nomination was satirical and quickly withdrawn.

Obsession with Disney

● Hitler admired Disney films, notably 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'. ● He saw them as examples of powerful visual storytelling.

Possible Parkinson's Disease

● Late in life, Hitler displayed tremors and other symptoms consistent with Parkinson's Disease. ● The full extent of any medical condition remains difficult for historians to diagnose accurately.