Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Nazi "Perfect Aryan" Was Actually A Jewish Girl

Hessy Taft recently presented the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Israel with a Nazi magazine featuring her baby photograph on the front cover, and told the story of how she became an unlikely poster child for the Third Reich

When Hessy Taft was six months old, she was a poster child for the Nazis. Her photograph was chosen as the image of the ideal Aryan baby, and distributed in party propaganda. But what the Nazis didn’t know was that their perfect baby was really Jewish.

“I wanted to make the Nazis ridiculous,” the photographer told her.
He succeeded: the picture won the contest, and was believed to have been chosen personally by the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
Ironically that was very apt. On the one hand the Nazi's couldn't figure out who was Jewish or German by mere looks. Secondly the photo symbolizes the genocide by the Nazis.

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