Culture, Identity, Mishegas

Advancements in Holocaust Studies

In the wake of the 70th anniversary of Kristalnacht, one might ask oneself, is there anything left to learn about the Shoah? Is there anything left to learn from the Shoah?
Well, thanks to information gleaned from postings on a couple of different internet message boards, I can assure you the answer is yes.
According to the highly reputable British tabloid The Sun, the long-believed rumor that Hitler was monorchic has been confirmed by his doctor’s priest’s diary. The Brits are particularly overjoyed at this revelation as it lends credence to their charming folksong “Hitler Has Only Got One Ball.” (The link above includes a fascinating sidebar detailing variations in the lyrics to the ditty.)
In related news, a Los Angeles area figure skating troupe has out Mel Brooks’ed Mel himself by putting The Producers on ice. See below. If you want to skip straight to the skating Nazis, that part starts around 4:30.

My conscience requires me to cap this with Brooks’s quote about his original intent with The Producers: “Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance. “

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