30 January 2013

They Saved Hilter'sTurds

The Tablet lreports that one of Hitler's toilets has been discovered in Florence, New Jersey of all places.  When Greg Kohfeldt bought Sam Carlani’s auto-repair shop here almost 20 years ago he also acquired Der Fuhrerkhazi too.

According to Kohfeldt, the toilet came off of Hitler’s biggest private yacht, the Aviso Grille, which was between 400 and 500 feet long, and at the time one of the biggest private boats in existence. Another resident of Florence, Dick Glass—an expert on on the yacht stated that the ship was armed, had a crew of 245 men and a private room for Eva Braun.

After the war ended, the Aviso Grille was taken to the United States and ended up in the hands of New Jersey shipyard owner Harry Doan, who illegally charged visitors 25 cents to board and tour Hitler’s Yacht. However, according to Glass, both Doan and the federal government wanted to prevent the ship from becoming a memorial to Hitler, and so it was scrapped in Doan’s salvage yard in the early 1950s.  At that point, Sam Carlani needed a new toilet. Doan, his close friend and poker buddy, told him he had one available.

The toilet has all traits of a toilet from a  ship—including an open side slot for seawater to be pumped in. The knobs on the faucet bear text written in Blackletter—the famous and classically German family of typefaces that Hitler adored.

While Kohfeldt seems proud of his object’s notoriety, he seems remarkably unexcited by the fact that he owns Hitler’s toilet. This may be because the story of Hitler’s possessions in Florence only begins with his toilet. When the ship came to the United States, it was taken apart, and many of the pieces were distributed throughout Florence. One man took the teak wood from the paneling on the yacht and built himself a porch. The American Legion Post 194 in Florence still has one of the tables from Hitler’s ship in their office. The aforementioned Dick Glass used a port window for his own house; he also collected the brass screws from the Grille with his father to build their own yacht. Other bits and pieces of the Grille are scattered throughout nearby towns.

And so on.

So there you have it... the Bog(s) from Brazil perhaps.... ust so long as noody looks to recreate Hitler from his turd leavings


Chris H said...

Recreating Hitler? That was my first thought and I wouldn't be surprised if the Yanks hadn't already got some for DNA analysis.

jams o donnell said...

I doubt there would have been any left..or at least well mixed so he would turn out to have a Noo Joisi accent!

Stan said...

Well, this is the strangest thing I've read today. To your "Bog(s) from Brazil" I'll add the Turd Reich.

jams o donnell said...

Haha Stan. Ein Reich, Ein Volk, Ein Crapper!

CherryPie said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful to explode that ;-)

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