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Hitler as Popular as Ever in Germany, New Film Accidentally Reveals

Adolf Hitler appears to be as popular as ever in Germany, a new leftist film based on the best-selling book Er ist wieder da (“He is Back”) has inadvertently revealed.

The film, meant to mock the German leader, is based on a comedy book of the same name by Timur Vermes. In the book, published a few years ago, Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin in the year 2011, with no memory of anything that happened after 1945.

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Homeless and destitute, he interprets everything he sees in Germany from a Nazi perspective (for instance, he assumes that Turks in Germany are an indicator of Karl Dönitz having persuaded Turkey to join the Axis), and although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he is Hitler; instead, they think he is either a comedian, or an actor.

As a result, videos of his speeches become highly popular on YouTube, and he achieves celebrity status as a performer. In the end, he uses his popularity to go back to politics.

The film version, however, went a step further and interlaced the book’s storyline with documentary-style scenes, last seen in the “Borat” films made by Sacha Baron Cohen, where unwitting members of the public interact with the film without first realizing that it was all a set up.

According to an AFP report on the film’s opening week in Germany, lead actor Oliver Masucci, complete with Hitler moustache and uniform, is seen getting rousing receptions from ordinary people, many of whom pose for “selfies” with him.

Tourists and football fans cheer the fake Hitler at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, in a Bavarian village and elsewhere, and elderly people pour their hearts out to him.



“Yes, bring back labor camps,” says one citizen to the actor.

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“There is a smoldering anger among the people, like in the 1930s,” says the Hitler character, with visible satisfaction.

Masucci, best known as a stage actor, told Bild daily about his mixed feelings while shooting the unscripted scenes with people on the street.

“During shooting, I realized: I didn’t really have to perform—people felt a need to talk, they wanted to pour their hearts out to a fatherly Hitler who was listening to them,” he said.

“I found it disturbing how quickly I could win people over. I mean, they were talking to Hitler.”

“A fake Hitler, a small moustache clearly helped people lose their inhibitions and… allowed insights into Germany’s dark side,” the far leftist daily Berliner Morgenpost wrote in its review.

“After all, it said,” Hitler, “in a figurative sense, “never really left.”

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  1. An interesting psychological journey in linking the past to the present. Many of the problems of today’s Europe feel like deja vu. If one forgets the lessons of the past then history will repeat itself. We see certain similarities in Angela Merkel some good and lately so much bad and compared to Adolph Hitler it is deja vu. Germany has rode to the top of the roller coaster but have now sped down and are in for one rough ride.

     
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  2. He is? Well now, I have to wonder IF their Governmental LIBERALISM laws of immigration has sustained this, PUS, their women (like ALL westernized women) with their Career CRAZE thus not having children since they wish to compete with men for Jobs has something to do with this…you think !? It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what is going on. Women + Government are annexed together in Socialism which is a recipe for disaster.

     
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  3. Merkel and the EU technocrats have created a crisis situation in Europe similar to the crisis during the 20’s. The people will turn to a dictator to save them. History repeats itself, and the stupidity of the leaders of our time is as breathtaking as it is pitiful. The difference, is that this time it is a crisis of their own creation.

     
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  4. I was in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1979. Because I didn’t have a city map yet, I had to ask constantly for directions to walk to the location of the Nuremberg rallies, the Stadion, which was the first thing I wanted to see. The reactions I got were extremely varied, but I can say that for every person I asked who seemed to think that it was terrible that I would want to go there there were two who were most enthusiastic and delighted that I did. I am sure the proportion of Germans enthusiastic about the Third Reich would be even higher today, if such enthusiasm was allowed to be freely expressed.

     
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