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User avatar #1 - crazyolitis (02/11/2014) [-]
Yes, they did. Heck, they even treated the blacks better than they were treated in the US.
#140 to #1 - anon (02/12/2014) [-]
Death sure is sweet.
User avatar #47 to #1 - inyourmind (02/12/2014) [-]
While the Nazis never went on a campaign to kill all blacks they did consider them an inferior race and heavily repressed them. Hitler did have the active intent to remove all blacks from the rein-land because he thought they soiled it and German blood. So basically just as bad as the U.S. seeing how the U.S. was rather repressive at the time too.
#11 to #1 - anon (02/11/2014) [-]
I heard it was because they were trying to ward off suspicions. They started being extra nice, even to jews. Make other countries think nothing was wrong.
User avatar #14 to #11 - kamusioso ONLINE (02/12/2014) [-]
but hitler did nothing wrong
User avatar #10 to #1 - europe (02/11/2014) [-]
He wasn't too happy when a black man won though
User avatar #31 to #10 - captainfuckitall (02/12/2014) [-]
Actually, from reports of people who saw it, he just shrugged it off, and it didn't bother him too much.

I mean, of course he wanted Germany to win, but he was also a bit Nationalist and had a lot of pride in his country. It's no different than wanting your country to win at the Olympics now.
User avatar #72 to #31 - captainfuckitall (02/12/2014) [-]
*I mean, of course he wanted Germany to win; as he was a big Nationalist and had a lot of pride in his country.

I do not know what the hell went wrong with that sentence.
User avatar #70 to #31 - europe (02/12/2014) [-]
I don't know what "reports" you've heard
User avatar #71 to #70 - captainfuckitall (02/12/2014) [-]

Section: Berlin Olympics

Specifically: "Albert Speer writes that Hitler reflected upon Owens's victories with a shrug as African physiques were primitive and stronger than whites."

Book: Albert Speer (2009). Inside The Third Reich.

It's funny how everytime someone says something that ISN'T the absolute worst thing that could be said about Hitler, people think they're lying.
User avatar #73 to #71 - europe (02/12/2014) [-]
That's not it. But if what that guy wrote is really true then the guide at the stadium in Berlin was spouting **** from his mouth when he said that Hitler practically stomped away in anger when Owens won
User avatar #74 to #73 - captainfuckitall (02/12/2014) [-]
Eh, I nearly always check facts from multiple sources when anyone says something negative about Hitler, as there is just SO MUCH ******** floating around about him that it isn't even funny.

All I know is that if he said Hitler reacted calmly it wouldn't have reflected well with the press, and that nearly every person who has worked with or beside Hitler has unanimously agreed that he was a very compassionate, soft-spoken, and polite man. He was very passionate, but anger wasn't really something he 'did'; as nearly all of his negative emotions would manifest as sadness or depression.
User avatar #2 to #1 - solidderking (02/11/2014) [-]
yeah, except for that the fact that hilter didnt want to touch them like many white us citizen still do right now
User avatar #94 to #2 - anonymoose (02/12/2014) [-]
At the start of the Olympics, Hitler only congratulated the German victors. He was told to congratulate them all or none and chose none. He didn't personally snub any black people.
#82 to #2 - schnizel (02/12/2014) [-]
Let me redpill you on that one.
They agreed in the party that he should not shake hands with any athlete, not even a german. It's not because 'Murica was 1st but he was following the protocol.
Any questions?
User avatar #30 to #2 - captainfuckitall (02/12/2014) [-]
Actually, that's not true, or at least it's certainly not what I heard. Apparently, from diary entries, Jesse Owens (the African Runner in the Olympics) received a very harsh letter from Adolf Hitler himself that was just usual racist stuff. However, upon being at the stadium, Hitler treated him very warmly, shaking his hand, and waving at him from the Olympic booth as he ran (and Jesse waved back). A lot of people say Hitler left the rally early, before the medal giving, in order to snub Jesse Owens, but actual weather reports from the time suggest he might have left because it started to rain.

Jesse Owens himself said this about his departure: "Hitler had a certain time to come to the stadium and a certain time to leave. It happened he had to leave before the victory ceremony after the 100 meters. But before he left I was on my way to a broadcast and passed near his box. He waved at me and I waved back. I think it was bad taste to criticize the 'man of the hour' in another country."

And this: "Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram."

While in Germany, Jesse and his wife were also allowed to stay in White Hotels and participate in everything a regular German would, and he was apparently greeted with many fans. He also received commemorative tablets from Hitler himself as honours for his victories.
User avatar #3 to #2 - crazyolitis (02/11/2014) [-]
At least Hitler sent his congratulations to the runner (I think) from the US who had won gold...
User avatar #201 to #3 - voltkills ONLINE (02/12/2014) [-]
but refused to present the medal to him as he did to the white athletes.
#124 to #3 - anon (02/12/2014) [-]
cba looking this up but I heard that the US president at the time didn't even congratulate a black runner that won a gold medal.
User avatar #6 to #3 - xenophilius (02/11/2014) [-]
Hitler didn't congratulate anyone. he wanted to congratulate only German winners but he was told he had to congratulate either everybody or nobody so he chose nobody.
#110 to #6 - anon (02/12/2014) [-]
Wrong. He thanked everybody and congratulated the black dude who broke all the records that year (forgot his name, don't care enough to google it) in person, while the American president (ie. the leader of the black dude's country) didn't even send him a telegram.

Whether it was purely for show or not is up for debate, of course, but Hitler did have a reputation for making exceptions to his Aryan rules. For example, he saved the life of the doctor who delivered him, saying "I decide who is a Jew."
User avatar #32 to #6 - captainfuckitall (02/12/2014) [-]
Actually, I heard that he left because the weather was getting bad, not because he couldn't stand awarding anyone. This is further proved by the fact he actually DID send personal honours and commemorations to the winners, including Jesse Owens.
User avatar #48 to #32 - inyourmind (02/12/2014) [-]
you're talking about jesse owens. But xenophilius was talking about how during the first day Hitler was greet only the German medalists. The Olympic commission came up to him at the end of the day and told him he had to greet all medalists or no medalists at all. He greeted no more medalist during the games.
User avatar #54 to #48 - captainfuckitall (02/12/2014) [-]
Eh. I'm sure your sources are good, sir; but there is honestly so many rumours and so much crap floating around about Adolf Hitler that I barely know what to believe. All I know is that nearly everyone who worked around him or with him unanimously agreed that he was a very polite, compassionate, and soft-spoken person, so it makes more sense that he would be polite to everyone rather than suddenly become a dick.
User avatar #161 to #54 - symustafa (02/12/2014) [-]
Upon seeing Owens winning all the gold medals, he just said something along the lines of black being more primitive and therefore stronger physique. And the reason FDR didn't congratulate Owens was because he didn't want to lose supporters during the election going on at the time.

And the weather thing is what the Germans said was the case. The thing inyourmind said is actually the correct case.
User avatar #210 to #161 - captainfuckitall (02/12/2014) [-]
But how would you what the 'correct' case is? Why is the worst scenario always the one that people jump to? Indeed that's what he said, and from those that were asking him about it, he passed it off rather easily with a shrug and seemed more bothered by the fact that a German DIDN'T win than a black man beat a white man.

I know why he didn't congratulate Owens during the Olympics, but that doesn't change the fact that Hitler, and the Nazi's, in Nazi Germany, treated him nicer than anyone in America. Also, regarding Hitler actually leaving so he didn't have to congratulate Owens: Historians have noted that Hitler may have left the games at this time due to looming rain clouds which may have postponed the games. This happened well before Owens was to compete, but has largely come to be believed to be the "snub". It was only propaganda, not actually FACT, that made it seem like Hitler had it in for Owens.
User avatar #57 to #54 - inyourmind (02/12/2014) [-]
True there is a lot of crap floating around so it can be hard to decipher. But hey i wouldn't have suspected him to be some terrible creature at a personal level because while his overarching plans and actions were heinous and cruel to say the least, he was still a man and not some monster who enjoyed drinking the blood of children. Still though his death was much deserved.
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