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(Daily Mail)   The best story about Heinrich Himmler's plan to use slave labor to breed giant rabbits to provide fur to keep Nazi pilots warm and comfy in a plan called "Operation Munchkin" you'll read all day   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 81
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2013-10-07 12:44:05 PM  
Mein Furry!
 
2013-10-07 12:47:09 PM  
The Heinrich Himmler's maneuver?
 
2013-10-07 12:47:54 PM  
Sounds kampfy.
 
2013-10-07 12:49:40 PM  
I'd challenge you to come up with a Congressman or Senator that has produced such a detailed plan in recent memory.
 
2013-10-07 12:50:56 PM  
Jesus the Nazis were weird.
 
2013-10-07 12:51:55 PM  
Lapinemoths?
 
2013-10-07 12:54:34 PM  
Hasenpfeffer fur alles!
 
2013-10-07 12:55:31 PM  
Here's Himmler on take-your-kid-to-work day.  At a concentration camp:

upload.wikimedia.org

Little Gudrun is still alive, still thinks Daddy was a great guy.
 
2013-10-07 12:56:09 PM  
Subby likes plan.
 
2013-10-07 12:57:05 PM  
Jesus the Nazis were weird.


Yes, but very snappy dressers!
 
2013-10-07 12:58:53 PM  
Likely story. We all know they was trying to unleash the Night of the Lepus on us.
 
2013-10-07 01:01:01 PM  
The Final Solution, Modification 1A.
 
2013-10-07 01:01:31 PM  
Nazis...I hate those guys.
 
2013-10-07 01:02:59 PM  
www.metamodernism.com

King Arthur learned his lesson! Nazis wouldn't have stood a chance!
 
2013-10-07 01:05:40 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Here's Himmler on take-your-kid-to-work day.  At a concentration camp:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 462x345]

Little Gudrun is still alive, still thinks Daddy was a great guy.


Well, you do have to admit he was a better father than Goebbels
 
2013-10-07 01:06:05 PM  
So that's where those giant Belgian rabbits come from. I wondered. I thought maybe they were cross-breeding them with Belgian horses in an attempt to create ponies.
 
2013-10-07 01:06:49 PM  

mark12A: Jesus the Nazis were weird.


Yes, but very snappy dressers!


Having Hugo Boss design your clothes will do that for you
 
2013-10-07 01:07:48 PM  
Himmler was also a member of the Lollipop Guild.
 
2013-10-07 01:08:29 PM  
Magorn: mark12A: Jesus the Nazis were weird.


Yes, but very snappy dressers!

Having Hugo Boss design your clothes will do that for you


Well they did have FABULOUS uniforms
 
2013-10-07 01:09:43 PM  

Magorn: JohnAnnArbor: Here's Himmler on take-your-kid-to-work day.  At a concentration camp:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 462x345]

Little Gudrun is still alive, still thinks Daddy was a great guy.

Well, you do have to admit he was a better father than Goebbels


Arguably true.
 
2013-10-07 01:15:40 PM  
You know who ELSE was deeply obsessed with clothing made from angora fur?
2.bp.blogspot.com:
 
2013-10-07 01:24:18 PM  

WelldeadLink: Subby likes plan.


And prepositions.
 
2013-10-07 01:25:31 PM  
I read a book on the SS and learned, contrary to my previous understanding, that the camps weren't just for killing people, but actually a corporate business enterprise run by Heinrich "Not such a bad guy, once you get to know him" Himmler.  It was part of an economic free-for-all that the Nazi leadership had going, with everybody try to one up the other guy, and thus,  accruing more power.  They competed for raw materials and manpower to the detriment of the overall war effort.  It was explained that Hitler had a hands off management style, concerning the economic side of things, giving vague orders on what was to be done, because he was too busy meddling on the military side.  Thus, when Hitler realized that the economy was a complete mess, he appointed Speer to straighten things out and gave him the power to do it.  Speer, then "rationalized" the economy, and economic production soared, even though German industry was under nearly constant bombardment by the Allies. Speer wasn't an economic genius, he just wasn't completely insane, like the other guys.  It's kind of frightening to imagine what could have happened if the German economy had been in the hands of somebody, who wasn't a complete lunatic, right from the start of the war.  How many more years would it have taken to defeat them.  Of course, we would have used atomic weapons on them, so maybe, not that much longer.
 
2013-10-07 01:29:19 PM  
"Ehhhh, What's up Doc Mengele?"

www.wisconsinhistory.org
 
2013-10-07 01:31:08 PM  

mark12A: Jesus the Nazis were weird.


Yes, but very snappy dressers!


Hugo Boss designed their uniforms.
 
2013-10-07 01:37:32 PM  

Magorn: You know who ELSE was deeply obsessed with clothing made from angora fur?
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1070]:


And he actually fought the Nazis.
 
2013-10-07 01:40:40 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Here's Himmler on take-your-kid-to-work day.  At a concentration camp:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 462x345]

Little Gudrun is still alive, still thinks Daddy was a great guy.


From what I read, old Heinrich, only visited a concentration camp once.  On that occasion, they were to execute somebody, maybe in honor of his visit, with a pistol shot to the back of the head.  The execution proceeded and some of the guy's brains landed on Himmler's boot.  Per the book, this upset Himmler so badly, that he had to be carried from the scene.  I had always thought of Himmler as some kind of a sadist, but, it turns out that he was just a pencil-pusher, who was more than happy to order the death of millions, just as long as he didn't have to see any of the nastiness.
 
2013-10-07 01:40:44 PM  

This text is now purple: Jesus the Nazis were weird.


That's the kind of thing that happened in WWII. Every. Last. Resource. a nation could bring to bear was directed at the war effort.
 
2013-10-07 01:44:04 PM  

zimbomba63:  just as long as he didn't have to see any of the nastiness.


And that is why god* invented drones.

*a subsidiary of BAE
 
2013-10-07 01:49:02 PM  

zimbomba63: JohnAnnArbor: Here's Himmler on take-your-kid-to-work day.  At a concentration camp:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 462x345]

Little Gudrun is still alive, still thinks Daddy was a great guy.

From what I read, old Heinrich, only visited a concentration camp once.  On that occasion, they were to execute somebody, maybe in honor of his visit, with a pistol shot to the back of the head.  The execution proceeded and some of the guy's brains landed on Himmler's boot.  Per the book, this upset Himmler so badly, that he had to be carried from the scene.  I had always thought of Himmler as some kind of a sadist, but, it turns out that he was just a pencil-pusher, who was more than happy to order the death of millions, just as long as he didn't have to see any of the nastiness.


A cursory 10 second scroll through Wikipedia indicates that you are probably incorrect.
 
2013-10-07 01:52:13 PM  
And then this happened

forgottenflix.com
 
2013-10-07 01:53:16 PM  
It's good to know they treated their rabbits humanely while slaughtering millions of innocents.
 I have no problem with executing every last member of the Nazi party, past, present, or future.

Set an example for Al Queda, and tell them they are next.

Or keep farking that chicken and see how that goes.
 
2013-10-07 01:53:50 PM  
I just made this....

i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-10-07 01:54:27 PM  
Can you image being an SS officer, captured by the Allies, and under interrogation, you admit that you were the commander of the Rabbit Fur Regiment.  They would have probably taken you out to be shot, just for jerking them around.  "No, really, guys, that's I did.  I was in charge of the..."  BANG!
 
2013-10-07 01:56:18 PM  
For a newspaper which loves Britain, it sure as hell has an obsession about the Nazis.
 
2013-10-07 02:01:18 PM  
I read a better story about this earlier.
 
2013-10-07 02:06:25 PM  

drxym: For a newspaper which loves Britain, it sure as hell has an obsession about the Nazis.


The Nazis had the last asses the british empire could legitimately claimed to have kicked.  It's all been downhill glory-wise for Britannia  since then.  And I'm pretty sure the Daily Mail's target audience is rather  similar to fox news': elderly pensioners dreaming of glory days long gone (if they ever really  existed)
 
2013-10-07 02:12:24 PM  
what, no "Night of the Lepus" references?

/fark, i am disappoint
//one of the greatest campy cult movies ever!!!
 
2013-10-07 02:15:53 PM  

stir22: what, no "Night of the Lepus" references?

/fark, i am disappoint
//one of the greatest campy cult movies ever!!!


You know how I know that you didn't read the thread?
 
2013-10-07 02:16:01 PM  
You know who else liked... oh wait...

Sieg Heil, Doc!
 
2013-10-07 02:18:22 PM  
I read that Himmler was going to market the adorable little fur-lined socks under the trade name Little Eichmanns.
 
2013-10-07 02:18:40 PM  

Magorn: The Nazis had the last asses the british empire could legitimately claimed to have kicked.


O RLY?
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-07 02:20:28 PM  

LandOfChocolate: zimbomba63: JohnAnnArbor: Here's Himmler on take-your-kid-to-work day.  At a concentration camp:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 462x345]

Little Gudrun is still alive, still thinks Daddy was a great guy.

From what I read, old Heinrich, only visited a concentration camp once.  On that occasion, they were to execute somebody, maybe in honor of his visit, with a pistol shot to the back of the head.  The execution proceeded and some of the guy's brains landed on Himmler's boot.  Per the book, this upset Himmler so badly, that he had to be carried from the scene.  I had always thought of Himmler as some kind of a sadist, but, it turns out that he was just a pencil-pusher, who was more than happy to order the death of millions, just as long as he didn't have to see any of the nastiness.

A cursory 10 second scroll through Wikipedia indicates that you are probably incorrect.


LandOfChocolate: zimbomba63: JohnAnnArbor: Here's Himmler on take-your-kid-to-work day.  At a concentration camp:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 462x345]

Little Gudrun is still alive, still thinks Daddy was a great guy.

From what I read, old Heinrich, only visited a concentration camp once.  On that occasion, they were to execute somebody, maybe in honor of his visit, with a pistol shot to the back of the head.  The execution proceeded and some of the guy's brains landed on Himmler's boot.  Per the book, this upset Himmler so badly, that he had to be carried from the scene.  I had always thought of Himmler as some kind of a sadist, but, it turns out that he was just a pencil-pusher, who was more than happy to order the death of millions, just as long as he didn't have to see any of the nastiness.

A cursory 10 second scroll through Wikipedia indicates that you are probably incorrect.


OK, I remembered the order of events incorrectly.  He witnessed the shooting at Minsk and was physically ill (from what I read, it was the brains on the boot, that did him in), and he visited Sobibor for a gassing.  But, I believe that was his only visit to a camp.  I'm not going to rely on a psychological evaluation of Himmler, by someone like Heydrich.  Who was he, Mr. Nice!  From what I've read, Heydrich considered the Nazi hierarchy to be a bunch of morons and the only one who was worthy of wielding absolute power, was, of course, Heydrich.  Further, Himmler never felt totally secure in his position and feared that Heydrich was after his job, so when Heydrich was assassinated, he wasn't all that broken up about it.  Of course, he ordered the usual massacres, but, that was to show the slaves that this type of behavior was frowned upon.
 
2013-10-07 02:25:08 PM  
Btw, here's the lovely Nazi Bunny book for that special someone in your life....
 
2013-10-07 02:29:27 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Magorn: The Nazis had the last asses the british empire could legitimately claimed to have kicked.

O RLY?
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x294]


Yeah, but they had to cheat and use performance-degrading computer codes (obtained under threat of nuclear extortion from the french) on the Argentine Exocet missiles, so the World War Anti-Doping Agency has retoractively stripped them of that win.
 
2013-10-07 02:36:28 PM  
choosethebluepillblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-07 02:37:17 PM  

Magorn: JohnAnnArbor: Magorn: The Nazis had the last asses the british empire could legitimately claimed to have kicked.

O RLY?
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x294]

Yeah, but they had to cheat and use performance-degrading computer codes (obtained under threat of nuclear extortion from the french) on the Argentine Exocet missiles, so the World War Anti-Doping Agency has retoractively stripped them of that win.


They had a code clearance.  It was an older code, but it checked out.
 
2013-10-07 02:39:33 PM  
Jew season!

RABBIT SEASON!

JEW SEASON!

RABBIT SEASON!
 
2013-10-07 02:51:10 PM  

dryknife: I read a better story about this earlier.


They turned it into a screenplay.

Giant rabbits. From Himmler to James Stewart. Is there anything they can't do?
 
2013-10-07 02:54:20 PM  
www.worldofmunchkin.com

Does this mean I can loot the room?
 
2013-10-07 02:56:15 PM  
"In August 1941, Himmler attended the shooting of 100 Jews at Minsk. Nauseated and shaken by the experience, he was concerned about the impact such actions would have on the mental health of his SS men. He decided that alternate methods of killing should be found."
 
2013-10-07 02:58:51 PM  
daily mail is looking more and more like the onion all the time.
 
2013-10-07 03:01:02 PM  

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: "In August 1941, Himmler attended the shooting of 100 Jews at Minsk. Nauseated and shaken by the experience, he was concerned about the impact such actions would have on the mental health of his SS men. He decided that alternate methods of killing should be found."


That's the real reason for the fuzzy bunnies; to console those poor, soft-hearted SS guys.
 
2013-10-07 03:01:59 PM  

danielscissorhands:


Ooops!

I posted the Idiocracy thing in the wrong thread. Lol
 
2013-10-07 03:05:44 PM  
fc05.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-07 03:07:48 PM  
zimbomba63: JohnAnnArbor: Here's Himmler on take-your-kid-to-work day.  At a concentration camp:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 462x345]

Little Gudrun is still alive, still thinks Daddy was a great guy.

From what I read, old Heinrich, only visited a concentration camp once.  On that occasion, they were to execute somebody, maybe in honor of his visit, with a pistol shot to the back of the head.  The execution proceeded and some of the guy's brains landed on Himmler's boot.  Per the book, this upset Himmler so badly, that he had to be carried from the scene.  I had always thought of Himmler as some kind of a sadist, but, it turns out that he was just a pencil-pusher, who was more than happy to order the death of millions, just as long as he didn't have to see any of the nastiness.


Well its no big secret that Himmler was a closet homosexual, so I'm sure it just bothered him to no end that he had to be carried by some tall strong straping young SS men
 
2013-10-07 03:22:06 PM  

God fearing giant bunnies of the United States would have saved the day.


i1089.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-07 03:26:46 PM  
i1.ytimg.com

Soon, baby.
 
2013-10-07 03:31:49 PM  

danielscissorhands: stir22: what, no "Night of the Lepus" references?

/fark, i am disappoint
//one of the greatest campy cult movies ever!!!

You know how I know that you didn't read the thread?


guilty!!!!!!
 
2013-10-07 03:38:21 PM  

Magorn: JohnAnnArbor: Here's Himmler on take-your-kid-to-work day.  At a concentration camp:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 462x345]

Little Gudrun is still alive, still thinks Daddy was a great guy.

Well, you do have to admit he was a better father than Goebbels


And she had bigger fits than Cher
 
2013-10-07 03:43:20 PM  

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: "In August 1941, Himmler attended the shooting of 100 Jews at Minsk. Nauseated and shaken by the experience, he was concerned about the impact such actions would have on the mental health of his SS men. He decided that alternate methods of killing should be found."


This, and I've read, that they had no problems with mass shootings of Eastern Jews, but, some of them, were balking over having to shoot German Jews.  So see, even homicidal maniacs draw the line somewhere.

Also, I'm surprised no one ever came forward, to say what a great boss he was to work for, like the idiot, who was Mengele secretary, who insisted he was a genius and was the best boss, because he never forgot her birthday or some such shiat.
 
2013-10-07 03:45:14 PM  

Bob The Nob: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Soon, baby.


You're confused, that's Mr. Bimmler, here on holiday.
 
2013-10-07 03:56:56 PM  

zimbomba63: Bob The Nob: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Soon, baby.

You're confused, that's Mr. Bimmler, here on holiday.


Haven't I seen him on television?  Television Doctor?
 
2013-10-07 03:59:47 PM  
So this was real and saving Hitler's brain wasn't?
 
2013-10-07 04:05:18 PM  

drxym: For a newspaper which loves Britain, it sure as hell has an obsession about the Nazis.


Funny you should mention that, considering their history.
 
2013-10-07 04:17:50 PM  
How come Hitler and his cronies had such a hard on for tall, blonde Aryan supermen when the were dark, scrawny little wimps who looked like child-molesters?
 
2013-10-07 04:26:18 PM  
Sounds like a hare--brained scheme to me.

\\\ Aisle seat please.
 
2013-10-07 04:28:26 PM  
Um, rabbits are one of the cheaper commercial sources of fur (usually dyed to look like other kinds nowadays).  Since rabbits are already raised commercially in many places, and are easy to breed, I wonder why it would have taken a special nazi project to provide rabbit fur for warm military uniforms--couldn't they just have contracted existing livestock farmers to produce it for them?
 
2013-10-07 04:34:39 PM  

flondrix: Um, rabbits are one of the cheaper commercial sources of fur (usually dyed to look like other kinds nowadays).  Since rabbits are already raised commercially in many places, and are easy to breed, I wonder why it would have taken a special nazi project to provide rabbit fur for warm military uniforms--couldn't they just have contracted existing livestock farmers to produce it for them?


That would be the easy way, and no government ever does anything the easy way.
 
2013-10-07 04:57:48 PM  

zimbomba63: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: "In August 1941, Himmler attended the shooting of 100 Jews at Minsk. Nauseated and shaken by the experience, he was concerned about the impact such actions would have on the mental health of his SS men. He decided that alternate methods of killing should be found."

This, and I've read, that they had no problems with mass shootings of Eastern Jews, but, some of them, were balking over having to shoot German Jews. So see, even homicidal maniacs draw the line somewhere.


If I recall how it was going correctly, there were three problems with mass shootings:

1. The regular army guys didn't think it was honorable, and were getting demoralized doing it
2. The brownshirts liked it too much and were getting out of hand.
3. It left a series of mass graves that were too easy for the partisans to find/exploit

The camps more or less solved all three problems.
 
2013-10-07 05:00:32 PM  

dv-ous: This text is now purple: Jesus the Nazis were weird.

That's the kind of thing that happened in WWII. Every. Last. Resource. a nation could bring to bear was directed at the war effort.


It amazes me to this day to what extraordinary lengths all nations went to to improve their chances of victory. I mean things like thousands of man hours at some oddly obscure task that had a slim chance of slightly affecting the war. I don't see it as madness but rather an impressive diligence and thoroughness to an important task.
 
2013-10-07 05:05:37 PM  
In the January 1957 issue of Real Men magazine: The Nubile Nazi Sex Concubines Forced to Mate With Bunnies To Give Hitler Control of the Skies.
 
2013-10-07 05:21:09 PM  
The Daily Mail story is usually the best story
 
2013-10-07 05:36:09 PM  
www.ghastlycomic.com
 
2013-10-07 05:48:06 PM  

This text is now purple: zimbomba63: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: "In August 1941, Himmler attended the shooting of 100 Jews at Minsk. Nauseated and shaken by the experience, he was concerned about the impact such actions would have on the mental health of his SS men. He decided that alternate methods of killing should be found."

This, and I've read, that they had no problems with mass shootings of Eastern Jews, but, some of them, were balking over having to shoot German Jews. So see, even homicidal maniacs draw the line somewhere.

If I recall how it was going correctly, there were three problems with mass shootings:

1. The regular army guys didn't think it was honorable, and were getting demoralized doing it
2. The brownshirts liked it too much and were getting out of hand.
3. It left a series of mass graves that were too easy for the partisans to find/exploit

The camps more or less solved all three problems.


Based on what they had been ordered to do, one shudders to think, what the term, "getting out of hand" implies.  I, also, believe that they realized that an "asset" was being wasted by shooting people en mass and dumping them into pits, when you could work them to death and profit handsomely, thus, the "death factory" system.
 
2013-10-07 05:56:23 PM  
I like this thread because a lot of whats being said here relates to the books I'm currently reading by Philip Kerr: "Prague Fatale" and "A Man Without Breath". Already read Prage which was good. I'm about 50 pages or so into Without Breath and it's touchingon a lot of historical facts. Really good series of books.
 
2013-10-07 06:26:30 PM  

skinink: I like this thread because a lot of whats being said here relates to the books I'm currently reading by Philip Kerr: "Prague Fatale" and "A Man Without Breath". Already read Prage which was good. I'm about 50 pages or so into Without Breath and it's touchingon a lot of historical facts. Really good series of books.


These books are about breeding rabbits?  I can see one book on the subject, but, two, isn't that overkill?


\jk
 
2013-10-07 08:10:07 PM  
reghartt.ca
www.lettera43.it
 
2013-10-08 12:56:40 AM  
Hmmm? But I wonder where they could get leather?
 
2013-10-08 12:57:45 AM  

drxym: For a newspaper which loves Britain, it sure as hell has an obsession about the Nazis.


You clearly don't know how obsessively Nazi some Brits were.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Mosley

And let's not forget the (probably) traitor-king, Edward VIII:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=8896F84796B474A8
 
2013-10-08 08:25:12 PM  
TV's Vinnie: [reghartt.ca image 720x480]
[www.lettera43.it image 420x275]


I like where this thread is Goering
 
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