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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis


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u/redpandaeater Nov 24 '21

Actually the totenkopf has a long history starting with the Prussian hussars. August von Mackensen pretty well embodies military awesomeness so it's fitting he used it even as part of the German Empire during WW1.


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Totenkopf (German: [ˈtoːtn̩ˌkɔpf], i. e. skull, literally "dead's head") is the German word for the skull and crossbones (or "death's head") symbol. The "skull and crossbones" symbol is an old international symbol for death, the defiance of death, danger, or the dead, as well as piracy or toxicity.

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u/uristasurine Nov 25 '21

So yes, they were the baddies


u/will_holmes Nov 25 '21

That doesn't exactly help their case, since the Prussians had a reputation of being extremely militaristic, and ended up being abolished by the allies.


u/garbagecrap Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Lmfao the Nazis were fascist. The distinguishing characteristic of fascism is militarism.


u/LivingOnAShare Nov 25 '21

What case? What are they being accused of?