Hitler was a vegetarian

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I've heard various opinions on this subject, but today I came across this newspaper that presents new (t0 me) eyewitness accounts on Der Führer's diet:

Adolf Hitler's only surviving food taster has claimed that the Fuhrer was a dedicated vegetarian during his stay at the "Wolf's Lair" in World War II.

Margot Woelk, 95, said that Hitler ate only the freshest fruit and vegetables during the two and a half years that she was forced to check his food for traces of poison.
Read more: Hitler was vegetarian: Fuhrer's food taster (Indian Express)

The article also mentions that there was a Hitler Jugend manual from the 1930s that promoted soya beans, which it called "Nazi beans".
 

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Nazi beans? Oh, we'll never hear the end of this. Nazi milk, chocolate nazi milk, nazigurt, nazu, nazi nuts, nazi cheeze, nazi mince...
 
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This is one of the reasons why I find the whole idea of lists of famous people who are/were veg*n irritating. Celebrities tend to fall off the veg*n wagon and then go on to talk at length about how difficult and unhealthy it is, and then you also have these stupid discussions about Hitler, etc.

Nixon was a Quaker - so what? How does that fact in any way color Quakerism as a religion, or how other Quakers conduct themselves?
 

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I read an article suggesting he was a flexitarian who was fond of sausages and stuffed pigeon and would have them as a treat every now and then.
 

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I read an article suggesting he was a flexitarian who was fond of sausages and stuffed pigeon and would have them as a treat every now and then.
The article I posted seems to say he was a vegetarian while he lived in Wolf's Lair. Maybe he had to give it up when he had to retreat to the bunker.
 
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Well, he was also a dog lover who had the poison he intended to use at the end tested on his dog. Everything's relative.

ETA: That afternoon, Hitler expressed doubts about the cyanide capsules he had received through Heinrich Himmler's SS.[24] To verify the capsules' potency, Hitler ordered Dr. Werner Haase to test them on his dog Blondi, and the dog died as a result.[25] Hitler became completely inconsolable.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondi
 

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If Hitler was a vegetarian, then at least that says something about how a diverse bunch vegetarians can be!

How's that for positive attitude! I suppose if anybody comments about vegetarians all being left wing, he provides an excellent counter example.
 

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I know you're working on your SEO but the Hitler thing, really?
Yes, but it's a perfectly legitimate topic! It's an argument often used against vegetarianism (even though "guilty by association" is a logical fallacy), so it's something we ought to discuss. Also, the article I linked to is a recent one with new information, which makes it even more relevant as a topic for discussion.
 
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I still think the best response to "Hitler was a vegetarian" is "Osama Bin Laden was a meat eater". Or you can use Charles Manson, or Son of Sam, or ANY other serial killer in history.

--Fromper
No, Charles Manson's vegetarian. :p



Don't get excited folks, that site is a parody. ;)
 
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No, Charles Manson's vegetarian. :p


Don't get excited folks, that site is a parody. ;)
Is he really? I had no idea. Given that most mass murderers tortured and killed animals as kids, before moving on to humans later in life, I find this surprising.

--Fromper