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To the Fuehrer, Hitler is terrific
Newsweek 19. l942 June 22, p.42

"The hand is the mirror of the human character," barks Hitler, 
staring critically at the hands of those around him. Asked to name 
an outstanding good example, he puts forth his own right with its broad, 
muscular palm and long, prehensile, square-tipped fingers. On being 
photographed, he asks to be posed with hands extended conspicously or 
resting on his hips. Reichsmarshal Goering's hands are disliked by 
Hitler, who calls them "too fat and round". The long, competent fingers 
of Ribbentrop are more to his fancy, as were the powerful, viselike hands 
of Rudolf Hess.

The nose in Hitler's official photographs is not the one he had before 
he fought his way to the chancellorship. Once fatty at the bridqe and 
bulbous at the end, the offending organ was changed to one of more heroic 
mold by a plastic surgeon in Munich, who removed the superfluous flesh. 
Hitler still feels that his nose is too prominent, but remembering that 
most famous men of history had large noses, he contents himself with 
striking poses that reveal the best angle.

Fifty-three years old and myopic, Hitler is too vain to wear glasses in 
public. To his fury, phototographers present at the signing of the 
Munich pact managed, for the first time, to get a shot of a 
bespectacled Fuehrer.                                                    

To the Fuehrer, Hitler is terrific.
Newsweek 19. June 22, p.42


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