The Hitler joke of May 1938
I’ve attempted to recreate the event via photos and gifs
During Hitler’s visit to Italy, He, his entourage, Mussolini and Ciano and the king of Italy review a parade in the royal box.
(The king DESPISED Hitler and likewise Hitler for him, but they were both forced by diplomacy to make public appearances together)
Then…..Hitler told something to Mussolini …and they both erupt into laughter!
(It was possible Hitler said something very insulting about the king (possibly about the king being such a short man)
Whatever Hitler said, he told it to Mussolini who smiled, then Goebbels told Himmler with Hess listening in,
I think von Ribbentrop told it to Ciano who’s also smiling
then Goebbels and Himmler are ROTFLAO and Hess is seen smiling… .
Hitler is gazing at the king, then he puts on a wicked smile…then the king turns around…Goebbels also laughs then also looks at the king…
The king shoots them both a dagger look and this seems to make Hitler and Goebbels laugh even more!
You can see why The king and his wife were furious..because both the germans and italians were literally laughing behind their back!
At one point Mussolini is giving hand signals to someone in the distance, perhaps he was telling the joke via hand signals!
The very last photo shows all assembled including von Ribbentrop and his wife , Ciano, Goebbels, Himmler and Hess….all saluting. You can see the Kings royal crown banner on the box seats.
Someone must have the entire clip that shows Hitler and the others laughing so hard and the others follow as they hear it.
If the joke was told in german then Mussolini would have had to speak german to understand it. I’m not sure if Hitler could speak italian
I’d love to see this entire video… probably about 20 seconds…if that long
Perhaps someone will post the entire clip