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13 Facts About Adolf Hitler You Probably Don’t Know

6. Hitler lost one of his testicles during the First World War.

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At the Battle of the Somme in 1916, Hitler was grievously wounded in the abdomen and lost one testicle. He was saved by a German medic who referred to him as a “screamer”. At the time he only had one question for the doctor which was “Will I be able to have children?”.(source)

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7. Hitler adopted a vegetarian diet and stood against animal cruelty

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While there are accounts of Hitler having consumed meat up until 1937, at some point he adopted a vegetarian diet and was happy to let this be a part of his public image. Apparently he also didn’t drink alcohol or smoke. While there are contradictory speculations as to his diet, there are known reports that he was distressed by images of animal cruelty and believed in animal rights.(source)

8. In 1939, Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Although he wasn’t awarded, Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939 by a member of the Swedish parliament (E.G.C. Brandt). Apparently it was only intended as a joke due to the political debate in Sweden at the time.(source)

9. Adolf Hitler had 42 known assassination attempts on his life. 

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When you become the most hated man in recent history, it’s not without risks. There were over 40 attempts to take his life which even included his own administration. Unfortunately for those who made the attempt, many ended up perishing themselves while Hitler lived on and eventually committed suicide at the end of the war.(source)

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