A Very Weird Song About Adolf Hitler
Hitler's Early Childhood, Recounted in Song
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 06:00 AM
World War II ended in Europe on May 7, 1945 with the formal acceptance by the Allies of Germany's surrender. This mysterious recording offers a satirical theory on the early childhood of one of its major players, Adolf Hitler.
This one-of-a-kind disc was recorded on August 23, 1940 in London, at the height of the Battle of Britain and just two weeks before the start of the terrible German blitz bombings on that city. Although satirical songs about Hitler were not uncommon even before the start of WWII, we know little about this recording and its performers, Inga Anderson and Harold Stead. Was she a Canadian comedienne? Who wrote the defiant piece? So far, these mysteries remain unsolved.