How Hitler tried to steal Christmas
The Nazi war on the festive season
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The rise of National Socialism in Germany in the 1920s and Adolf Hitler's subsequent dictatorial grip on power saw the Nazis transform the country to suit their political and cultural ideology. Their murderous regime is well documented, but what isn't so well known is the attempt to redefine Christmas. Nazi party hierarchy declared the festive season a fantasy that should be abolished. They reimagined it as a neo-pagan celebration, decorating it with Nazi symbolism and anti-Semitic propaganda. Indeed, Hitler tried to take the Christ out of Christmas.
Intrigued? Then click through for a reminder of the Nazi war on the most traditional of holidays.
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