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Saturday, January 08, 2011

this ap story in wapo is pretty damn interesting

it would be funny too, except it involves NAZIs



Heil Hound: Nazis dogged by Hitler-mocking mutt

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
The Associated Press 

pic: The undated photo taken from a book on the history of Finnish Tamro Group shows Tor Borg and his dog Jackie. The dog was dubbed Hitler by Borg's wife as it raised its paw for the Nazi salute. The Nazis started an investigation against the dog's owner, a 41-year-old wholesale merchant in Finland. In the middle of World War II, the Foreign Office in Berlin commanded its diplomats in the Nazi-friendly Nordic country to gather evidence against the Hitler-saluting hound and forged plans to destroy the dog owner's existence. (AP Photo/Tamro Group image bank) (AP)

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah, I read this online yesterday and wondered why the Nazis didn't co-opt the dog for use as publicity instead? Germans love dogs.

stray said...

This is pretty ironic given that skinhead in Berlin a couple of years ago who taught his dog to do that and ended up doing time because of it.

a rose is a rose said...

i just care about the DOGS here