In the middle of World War II, the Foreign Office in Berlin commanded its diplomats in the Nazi-friendly Nordic country to gather evidence on the dog, and even came up with plans to destroy the pharmaceutical wholesale company of the dog’s owner. […]
“Just months before the Nazis launched their attack on the Soviet Union, they had nothing better to do than to obsess about this dog,” Hillenbrand said.
The dog, Jackie, was a mutt owned by Tor Borg, a businessman from the Finnish city of Tampere. Borg’s wife Josefine, a German citizen known for her anti-Nazi sentiments, dubbed the dog Hitler because of the strange way it raised its paw high in the air like Germans greeting the Fuehrer with a cry of “Heil Hitler!”
It is totally not addressed in this article that this dog wore sunglasses, like it wasn’t a big deal, but you should definitely click through to see the AP photo of this dog wearing sunglasses, basically telling Hitler to go fuck himself.
For the Nazis, this was their Poochie, moment, we guess. Thank you, sunglasses-wearing dog, for saving humanity. [AP]