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Issues with Hitler image's caption

November 08, 2009

There are two errors in the [YouTube images] for the Donald Duck illustration accompanying Robert Lloyd's piece, ["Mein Camp: Videos Vent Via Hitler Clip," Oct. 25] Donald was a forced laborer working 48-hour shifts on a Nazi munitions assembly line, not "a Nazi." And the 1943 Academy-Award-winning animated short was originally titled "In Nutzi Land," not "Der Fuehrer's Face."

Today we mostly remember the song "Der Fuehrer's Face" because of Spike Jones' million-selling hit single, complete with a "birdaphone" -- a razzer -- punctuating the chorus "And we'll [ fart! fart!] right in der Fuehrer's face." In the film version of the song, composer and Disney conductor Oliver G. Wallace used a less obvious trombone to simulate the flatulent insult dusting Hitler's mustache.

Jim Dawson

Hollywood

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