Sunday, July 06, 2008

Berlin: Ex-cop turned moonbat who decapitated Hitler hailed as hero

Criminal charges pending.

The decapitation of Adolf Hitler by a left-wing activist drew widespread applause from German critics and politicians yesterday who felt that his wax dummy should never have been put on display in Berlin.

One commentator hailed it as “a successful assassination attempt – sadly 75 years overdue”.

The assault occurred only minutes after the Berlin affiliate of Madame Tussauds opened its doors to the public at the weekend. The second visitor in the building, a 41-year-old former policeman known only as Frank L., headed straight for the darkened corner where a despairing F├╝hrer was shown hunched over his desk in his Berlin bunker.

Mr L. jumped the rope cordon, slid over the desk and grabbed Hitler in a rugby tackle.
Andreas Fisch, 52, who watched the attack, said: “Then he twisted his head. The security men closed in to pull him apart from Hitler. When they fell to the floor, Frank L. shouted: ‘Never again war!’ ” Prosecutors are looking into pursuing Mr L. on charges of assault – one of the security guards was slightly injured – and wilful damage to property. The Hitler dummy cost €200,000 (£160,000). The body is made from fibreglass, the head from beeswax. Decapitation is thus relatively easy if the head is twisted.

Mr L. was unrepentant. “I really enjoyed the fact that Willy Brandt was watching,” he said. Brandt, a former West German Chancellor, was in the antiNazi resistance and became a hero for the Left; his dummy stands in the same room as that of Hitler.