The Wehrmacht did nothing wrong!
We believe most Germans look like this.
The reverse medal of "all asians look the same"
German football hero Bastian Schweinsteiger is none too happy with a Chinese-made Wehrmacht action figure which bears both his name and an uncanny resemblance to the Manchester United midfielder. London's Evening Standard reports that Schweinsteiger has set a pack of attack lawyers on Hong Kong manufacturer DiD over the " …
Oh FFS.... Most of Germany was Pro-Nazi, including the Wehrmacht. Even a friend of mine (now dead a few years) who was a German Jew who escaped Germany with his family at the tender age of seven. He was generally pro-Nazi in terms of how they got the country going again (though of course he didn't like the Jewish/Holocausty bit).
When a political party rises to the top, it is a symptom of the state of the nation. Germany got the Nazis because they wanted them.
Just was modern poms will lambaste Neville Chamberlain for being an appeaser, the Germans were sick of the appeasement policies of their bumble-fuck politicians. After WW1 they were left with huge reparations bills and the French annexed (aka invaded) the Rhinelands. The Germans were crushed and wanted to regain their place in the world.
They wanted a strong political force. They got behind Hitler because everyone else were sooks.
Hitler was not the cause, he was the symptom. Without that groundswell of dissatisfaction, he would never have had any support.
But no, the revisionists like to put everything onto Hitler: "We Germans were meek little lambs and Hitler did everything that was bad. None of us really liked the Nazis. It could have happened to anybody - like the common cold". Of course that suites everybody - just blame it all on the dead guy and we can bury an uncomfortable period history.
Nah, that would be 'Schweinestall'.
'steigen' is a verb that roughly translates into 'to mount' - make of that what you will ;-)
(No really, go right ahead. He always played for the wrong teams from where I stand...)
A 'Steiger' however is a foreman in a coal mine, and you don't want to mess with them.
"I had the usual action figures as a kid, but I can't remember ever needing a cheerful German carrying two loaves of bread and a milk churn."
An egregious marketing failure: if they'd simply replace the churn with a teller mine, they'd have something that everyone would want.
As a young adult, he spent his time stealing girlfriends, then moved on to just stealing your stuff, the your country, your freedom, and finally stealing your life.
It feels so surreal to see what (in)famous people looked like before they turned into the old, crotchety people we now know.
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