The MIllions

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Speculative Evidence: Ben Urwand’s The Collaboration

SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

Adolf Hitler loved Mickey Mouse. Mickey’s Fire BrigadeMickey’s Polo TeamPluto Outwits Mickey — for Hitler, Mickey Mouse was magic. Hitler loved Mickey Mouse so much that, in 1937, Joseph Goebbels, the head of the Reich Ministry of Popular Entertainment and Propaganda, sent the Führer 12 Mickey Mouse films (plus “a wonderful art album”) for Christmas. The box set was a gift that Goebbels hoped would bring his dictator “much joy and relaxation”...