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Hitler mustache popular in US?

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Divia
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Hitler mustache popular in US?

Post by Divia » Thu June 4th, 2009, 2:38 am

I bought an old photo album over the weekend. The pics are from the 20s and 30s. There are a few pics of two men with the famous Hitler mustache. It was taken in 1934.

I have never seen them before on anyone save Hitler. Were they popular in the US and other countries before Hitler made it infamous?
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Post by Alaric » Thu June 4th, 2009, 3:52 am

It's probably because Charlie Chaplin similarly had one as well and popularised it in the US.

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Post by Volgadon » Thu June 4th, 2009, 8:41 am

They were very much the rage world-wide. As Alaric pointed out, Chaplin had one too. It was the streotypical image of the Japanese and it wasn't unpopular in the Soviet Union either. It was also worn by a great deal of Israelis during the 30s! Moshe Sharet, the 2nd PM is a good example.

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Post by donroc » Thu June 4th, 2009, 11:08 am

My Polish Jewish great uncle had one too and never removed it to the day he died in 1956.
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Post by Divia » Thu June 4th, 2009, 11:15 am

[quote=""donroc""]My Polish Jewish great uncle had one too and never removed it to the day he died in 1956.[/quote]

Really! Hmm. I wonder if he got strange looks because of it.
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Post by Volgadon » Thu June 4th, 2009, 12:32 pm

Like I said, Moshe Sharet, one of the top Jewish leaders of the 30s and 40s sported one without any dirty looks.

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Post by donroc » Thu June 4th, 2009, 1:01 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Really! Hmm. I wonder if he got strange looks because of it.[/quote]


No dirty looks. It was reddish, which may have been a reason why. I believe the style was common among Polish military as well if memory serves and I thought he resembled General Sikorski..
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