Adolf Hitler Strasse Street Sign

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgAfter 1933 there was a rush to rename streets after prominent figures in the Nazi mythology. Herman Goering, Horst Wessel and of course the Führer himself. In 1945 there was an equally earnest rush to pull these street signs down and pretend that one was on holiday between 1933 and 1945 and therefore knew nothing about “ze war!”.

These signs are heavily faked but in this case it’s the real deal. The correct font and form, raised enamel on the letters, thick coating on the rear and appropriate marks for having been ground off the side of a building.

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A similar Adolf Hitler Straße sign in Neugasse, Heidelberg

 

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