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(People Magazine)   The real-life inspiration for "Life is Beautiful" has died at 91: "I have a wonderful family, I celebrated my golden wedding anniversary, I have 12 splendid grandchildren - I think I can say I ruined Hitler's plan for me"   ( people.com) divider line
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2011-07-12 01:43:35 PM  
The important question: Did he win a tank?
 
2011-07-12 02:18:37 PM  
The Central Council for Jews in Germany called Salmoni's death a "great loss" to humanity

Well, I mean he was 91.
 
2011-07-12 04:00:05 PM  
Goodwin'd before the boobies. Thread over, nothing to see.
 
2011-07-12 04:04:13 PM  
He really has twelve splendid grandchildren, two mediocre ones and one little shiat.
 
2011-07-12 04:05:38 PM  
That's not a movie to toss on for background noise at a birthday party, that's for sure.
 
2011-07-12 04:06:43 PM  
FFFFUUUU HITLER.
 
2011-07-12 04:07:20 PM  
You know who else had ruined plans?


oh, wait...
 
2011-07-12 04:07:34 PM  
waiting for the Hitler reaction on YouTube
 
2011-07-12 04:09:27 PM  
What, no "Hitler Rant" video over on YouTube?

/hey, bravo Salmoni--a noble life....
 
2011-07-12 04:09:30 PM  

RhineStoneTaco: That's not a movie to toss on for background noise at a birthday party, that's for sure.


I don't see why not; you can play it right before Shindler's list and right after Grave of the Fireflies

/Maybe play Requiem if anybody stays late
//God Speed Sir
 
2011-07-12 04:09:33 PM  

what_now: The Central Council for Jews in Germany called Salmoni's death a "great loss" to humanity

Well, I mean he was 91.


Didn't Moses live to see 120?
 
2011-07-12 04:09:33 PM  
Wait a second... the real story had a happy ending, and Hollywood changed it so the guy dies? Talk about gunning for the Oscar.
 
2011-07-12 04:09:50 PM  
Hitler was a bad man.
 
2011-07-12 04:10:20 PM  

Iblis824: Goodwin'd before the boobies. Thread over, nothing to see.


Not sure it's Godwinning if the person you are talking about is actually Hitler.
 
2011-07-12 04:10:56 PM  

LegacyDL: what_now: The Central Council for Jews in Germany called Salmoni's death a "great loss" to humanity

Well, I mean he was 91.

Didn't Moses live to see 120?


Yes, but he didn't enter.
 
2011-07-12 04:13:44 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Hitler was a bad man.


Oh, he just makes me so darn MAD.
 
2011-07-12 04:14:28 PM  
Man I lose my shiat every time I watch the tank scene in that movie
 
2011-07-12 04:14:43 PM  
I knew Hitler was behind SixxAM.
 
2011-07-12 04:15:22 PM  

Sarcastica75: Hector Remarkable: Hitler was a bad man.

Oh, he just makes me so darn MAD.


And that moustache! Am I right?
 
2011-07-12 04:16:15 PM  

LegacyDL: what_now: The Central Council for Jews in Germany called Salmoni's death a "great loss" to humanity

Well, I mean he was 91.

Didn't Moses live to see 120?


No. You see, the bible's not real.
 
2011-07-12 04:16:27 PM  
He was a failure if he didn't choke Roberto Benigni to death
 
2011-07-12 04:20:13 PM  

Another Pretentious Nickname: Wait a second... the real story had a happy ending, and Hollywood changed it so the guy dies? Talk about gunning for the Oscar.


Well it was only an adaptation of the book but they did the same thing to
Von Ryans Express Link

Having liked the book it made the movie suck
 
2011-07-12 04:22:31 PM  

Neeek: Iblis824: Goodwin'd before the boobies. Thread over, nothing to see.

Not sure it's Godwinning if the person you are talking about is actually Hitler.


Very true, very true. In order for it to be a true and proper Goodiwn, technically speaking, someone mus criticize some point by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis. Reductio ad Hitlerum, as they say.
 
2011-07-12 04:26:28 PM  
The book was freely adapted into the screenplay co-written by Roberto Benigni, who directed the film and also won a Best Actor Oscar for it, as a character named Guido Orefice.

I lol'd
 
2011-07-12 04:26:54 PM  

CujoQuarrel: Another Pretentious Nickname: Wait a second... the real story had a happy ending, and Hollywood changed it so the guy dies? Talk about gunning for the Oscar.

Well it was only an adaptation of the book but they did the same thing to
Von Ryans Express Link

Having liked the book it made the movie suck


I guess I'm going to have to find the book. Mom said the exact same thing. Read the book... didn't care for the movie. That was Frank's suggestion for the new ending in the movie.
 
2011-07-12 04:29:00 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Sarcastica75: Hector Remarkable: Hitler was a bad man.

Oh, he just makes me so darn MAD.

And that moustache! Am I right?


it gets a bum rap, man.
 
2011-07-12 04:45:13 PM  

dapsychous: The important question: Did he win a tank?


Thread over.
 
2011-07-12 04:45:19 PM  

Sarcastica75: Hector Remarkable: Sarcastica75: Hector Remarkable: Hitler was a bad man.

Oh, he just makes me so darn MAD.

And that moustache! Am I right?

it gets a bum rap, man.


Well, it seems obvious to me that he might have had a little more success with world domination had he gone with a nice, thin, upper-lip, full-length pencil moustache.
 
2011-07-12 04:45:46 PM  

Sarcastica75: Hector Remarkable: Hitler was a bad man.

Oh, he just makes me so darn MAD.


I don't like the sound of these here boncentration bamps
 
2011-07-12 04:47:56 PM  
lololol.
 
2011-07-12 04:53:27 PM  
/hope he released the hate before he left
//some people can't take a joke
 
2011-07-12 04:55:37 PM  

Iblis824: Neeek: Iblis824: Goodwin'd before the boobies. Thread over, nothing to see.

Not sure it's Godwinning if the person you are talking about is actually Hitler.

Very true, very true. In order for it to be a true and proper Goodiwn, technically speaking, someone mus criticize some point by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis. Reductio ad Hitlerum, as they say.


Indeed, just mentioning Hitler isn't a Godwin, it's comparing another action to the Holocaust or someone to Hitler. The idea behind Godwin's Law is twofold: First, that no matter what someone else does, you simply can't be as bad as Hitler. It is impossible to even derive an analogy for history's worst person ever. Second, as any Internet argument continues, the probability of someone doing this will approach 100%. In fact, current Internet theories predict that you and I will continue to refine the definitions of Godwin's Law until one of us will retaliate with a comparison to Hitler, even though we're agreeing.

"This is worse than Nazi Germany!"

"The PTA systematically murdered 12 million civilians while discussing the rules for a bake sale?"

/If you haven't seen LiB, with the subtitles NOT the dubber version, you're worse than Hitler.
//No, not really. But worse than, say, Rommel.
 
2011-07-12 05:04:58 PM  
While it was heartwarming and an excellent film, it was way too generous to the concentration camp guards.

/aunt is holocaust literature professor
//you know who else liked literature?
 
2011-07-12 05:05:45 PM  
This guy has 12 grandchildren! All Hitler has are some nephews in Long Island.
 
2011-07-12 05:18:26 PM  

CujoQuarrel:
Having liked the book it made the movie suck


Sounds like a real Hollywood bastardation, what else's new. I have not seen the movie, I think I will look for the book.

RIP survivor.
 
2011-07-12 05:28:05 PM  

Vangor: I knew Hitler was behind SixxAM.


My first thought too....


curiousdog.jpg
 
2011-07-12 05:32:25 PM  

theMagni: Iblis824: Neeek: Iblis824: Goodwin'd before the boobies. Thread over, nothing to see.

Not sure it's Godwinning if the person you are talking about is actually Hitler.

Very true, very true. In order for it to be a true and proper Goodiwn, technically speaking, someone mus criticize some point by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis. Reductio ad Hitlerum, as they say.

Indeed, just mentioning Hitler isn't a Godwin, it's comparing another action to the Holocaust or someone to Hitler. The idea behind Godwin's Law is twofold: First, that no matter what someone else does, you simply can't be as bad as Hitler. It is impossible to even derive an analogy for history's worst person ever. Second, as any Internet argument continues, the probability of someone doing this will approach 100%. In fact, current Internet theories predict that you and I will continue to refine the definitions of Godwin's Law until one of us will retaliate with a comparison to Hitler, even though we're agreeing.

"This is worse than Nazi Germany!"

"The PTA systematically murdered 12 million civilians while discussing the rules for a bake sale?"

/If you haven't seen LiB, with the subtitles NOT the dubber version, you're worse than Hitler.
//No, not really. But worse than, say, Rommel.


Just want you to know that this post made me chuckle

/rest of thread is hilarious too
//Godspeed sir
 
2011-07-12 05:33:02 PM  
Stupid movie. If I was him I'd have killed myself.
 
2011-07-12 05:56:43 PM  
JEWS
 
2011-07-12 06:15:25 PM  

theMagni: no matter what someone else does, you simply can't be as bad as Hitler.


What about Stalin or Pol Pot?
 
2011-07-12 06:17:42 PM  

quartercomma: This guy has 12 grandchildren! All Hitler has are some nephews in Long Island.


try this Hitlers great-nephew, great-niece of Himmler and great-nephew Hermann Goering, are all converts to Judaism and are orthodox Jews. Ouch
Link (new window)
"Interestingly, a disproportionate number of the German converts are distinguished academicians-most notably, in the field of Jewish studies. Brown has followed this trajectory himself and chairs the Jewish studies department at one of the country's leading universities. In his engagement with rabbinic and Talmudic literature, Brown is joined by Rabbi Dr. Aharon Shear-Yashuv (formerly known as Wolfgang Shmidt and one of the few converts who grants me permission to use his real name), chairman of Jewish studies at Bar-Ilan University, and many others including the chairman of the Jewish studies department at a Southern university in the United States and a professor of rabbinic literature at an Ivy League college in the United States. But it is clearly Brown who possesses the most interesting antecedents of all. "My grandmother's name was Erna Patra Hitler," says Brown. (After the War, she dropped the "t," changing her name to 'Hiler.')..... my grandmother who was a sworn Nazi. She believed in the Nazi ideology before, during and even after the War...Brown's mother showed her son her cache of documents (which bore seals of the Reich with accompanying swastikas), letters and photographs of family members-including herself-wearing Wehrmacht uniforms, which testified to their complicity. She told him that she had been stationed in the Polish city of Lodz, where they hung Jews in the center of the city....Brown converted to Judaism in 1979, and married another German convert who is also an academician. Although his wife's parents in Stuttgart cut off all contact with their daughter, his own mother (who died seven years ago) accepted him as a Jew and visited him several times at his home in Israel.."

Also "Still, as the Holocaust recedes into history, an increasing number of these converts are coming forward with their stories. Recent newspaper articles published in both Europe and Canada have detailed the extraordinary metamorphoses of people like Matthias Goering, great-nephew of the notorious Luftwaffe Chief Hermann Goering, who keeps kosher, celebrates Shabbat and wears a yarmulka; Katrin Himmler, great-niece of SS Commander Heinreich Himmler, who married an Israeli and Oskar Eder, a former member of the Luftwaffe who changed his name to Asher, married a Holocaust survivor and currently works in Israel as a tour guide.


Try to top this
 
2011-07-12 06:25:54 PM  
With so many touching 'holocaust' stories haven been shown to be lies, excuse me if I don't believe.
 
2011-07-12 06:33:15 PM  

anfrind: theMagni: no matter what someone else does, you simply can't be as bad as Hitler.

What about Stalin or Pol Pot?


Agreed, they're a few of the worst people _since Hitler_.
 
2011-07-12 07:15:04 PM  
I watched the movie once, and I can't watch it again. It's a good movie, but the subject, like Shindler's list just makes me feel so bad.
 
2011-07-12 07:39:16 PM  
NOW can this be released?
t1.gstatic.com
 
2011-07-12 08:36:12 PM  

jedihirsch: quartercomma: This guy has 12 grandchildren! All Hitler has are some nephews in Long Island.

try this Hitlers great-nephew, great-niece of Himmler and great-nephew Hermann Goering, are all converts to Judaism and are orthodox Jews. Ouch
Link (new window)
"Interestingly, a disproportionate number of the German converts are distinguished academicians-most notably, in the field of Jewish studies. Brown has followed this trajectory himself and chairs the Jewish studies department at one of the country's leading universities. In his engagement with rabbinic and Talmudic literature, Brown is joined by Rabbi Dr. Aharon Shear-Yashuv (formerly known as Wolfgang Shmidt and one of the few converts who grants me permission to use his real name), chairman of Jewish studies at Bar-Ilan University, and many others including the chairman of the Jewish studies department at a Southern university in the United States and a professor of rabbinic literature at an Ivy League college in the United States. But it is clearly Brown who possesses the most interesting antecedents of all. "My grandmother's name was Erna Patra Hitler," says Brown. (After the War, she dropped the "t," changing her name to 'Hiler.')..... my grandmother who was a sworn Nazi. She believed in the Nazi ideology before, during and even after the War...Brown's mother showed her son her cache of documents (which bore seals of the Reich with accompanying swastikas), letters and photographs of family members-including herself-wearing Wehrmacht uniforms, which testified to their complicity. She told him that she had been stationed in the Polish city of Lodz, where they hung Jews in the center of the city....Brown converted to Judaism in 1979, and married another German convert who is also an academician. Although his wife's parents in Stuttgart cut off all contact with their daughter, his own mother (who died seven years ago) accepted him as a Jew and visited him several times at his home in Israel.."

Also "Still, as the Holocaust recedes into history, an increasing number of these converts are coming forward with their stories. Recent newspaper articles published in both Europe and Canada have detailed the extraordinary metamorphoses of people like Matthias Goering, great-nephew of the notorious Luftwaffe Chief Hermann Goering, who keeps kosher, celebrates Shabbat and wears a yarmulka; Katrin Himmler, great-niece of SS Commander Heinreich Himmler, who married an Israeli and Oskar Eder, a former member of the Luftwaffe who changed his name to Asher, married a Holocaust survivor and currently works in Israel as a tour guide.


Try to top this


I can, historically even. Emperor Constantine the Great conversion lead directly to the growth of Christianity from a small jewish cult, to a mainstream religion. Before him, most Emperors and Romans persecuted the hell out of them.
 
2011-07-12 09:49:03 PM  
...but the guy who created the Brady Bunch and Gilligans Island died today.
 
2011-07-12 09:49:45 PM  

quartercomma: This guy has 12 grandchildren! All Hitler has are some nephews in Long Island.


Well I'll be damned.

/poor bastards
 
2011-07-12 11:01:09 PM  
Guido Orefice

Yeah, The Situation is an asshole.
 
2011-07-12 11:01:38 PM  
What an amazing life.
RIP, Salmoni.

/jewish
//great grandparents died in holocaust
///if you're wondering how that's possible, they were my relatives who stayed in europe and didn't come to America. All of them died.
 
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