The world’s most subtly bad-ass WW2-era German portrait photographer submitted one of his clients’ baby photos in a “Ideal Aryan Baby Contest” and Joseph Goebbels (probs) selected it as the winner.
Turns out, lo these years later, the baby was Jewish.
LULZ. Stupid Nazis.
Said the photog, ““I wanted to make the Nazis look ridiculous.”
While making Nazis look ridiculous isn’t difficult (what with those knee socks and dramatic hair-parts) this move was dangerously clever. The baby, now an 80-year old chemistry professor in New York, was like, “Uh, thanks for risking my life. But, yeah, kinda funny.” (I’m paraphrasing.)
h/t: Fox News, via the Shoah Foundation