20 November 2008

Burning questions of history – Did Hitler have just a meat and one veg?

The Telegraph(and a fair few other papers) reported that the song about Hitler having only a single testicle may have had some grounding in truth (well truth of a sort!). Apparently a doctor who treated him claimed that Hitler actually lost one of his love spuds during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the doctor claimed.

A document noting a conversation in the 1960s between German war doctor Johan Jambor and his priest, Franciszek Pawlar, according to The Sun (well it must be true then!) . The priest's document has come to light 23 years after Jambor's death. Although it was known Hitler suffered a groin injury in the Somme, evidence that he was a nut down has evaded historians.

Blassius Hanczuch, a friend of Jambor, said the doctor later blamed himself for saving Hitler's life. He said: "In 1916 they had their hardest fight in the Battle of the Somme. For several hours, Johan and his friends picked up injured soldiers. He remembers Hitler. They called him the 'Screamer'. He was very noisy. Hitler was screaming 'help, help'. "His abdomen and legs were all in blood. Hitler was injured in the abdomen and lost one testicle. His first question to the doctor was: 'Will I be able to have children?'."

Believe this if you will. Now I want to see evidence that Himmler and Goering had petit pois sized testicles and Goebbels had none at all...


Anonymous said...

Love spuds? That's a new one on me, LOL. Hopefully, they both got battered and deep fried during the Battle of the Somme. The thought of Hitler progeny is terrifying!

Kay Dennison said...

Interesting! The mind reels at the what this injury may have wrought. I wish I could think of a humorous twist but as a post-war baby we were schooled not to find old Adolf not vert amusing.

Crushed said...

I heard the story Hitler only had one nut was invented by the British Propaganda services in North africa.

Apparently it was felt that tyhe best way to get colonial troops to despise the Germans and see them as contemptible was to tell them their leader hd only one nut.

jams o donnell said...

I got love spuds from Red Dwarf Siani. Just as well he had no kids.

THere isn't much to jfind funny about the man but I would stretch a point here Kay

Wherever if came from Crushed it was a good move to ridicule him

Steve Bates said...

"Now I want to see evidence that Himmler and Goering had petit pois sized testicles and Goebbels had none at all..."

Well, there's that parody of the trio of the Colonel Bogey March (at least I think it's that march, and I'm quoting from memory; please forgive errors) ...

Has only got one ball;
Has two but they're so small;
Is very sim'ler;
And then there's Goebbels
Got no b'ls
At all.

jams o donnell said...

Haha Steve that's the song I was referring to!