Most Beautiful Aryan Baby was Jewish
Oh, I do so love it when asshats have egg on their face. Even if the egg lands posthumously, I still dig it. That’s why I am thrilled to my toes to know that the “Most Beautiful Aryan Baby” winner – the child used on Nazi magazines, propaganda, and postcards – was Jewish as Jewish can be.
“Hessy Taft presented the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Israel with copies of the Nazi family magazine Sonne ins Hause that featured an image of her as an infant on the cover. The image was allegedly selected by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels himself, after it had been submitted by a well-known Berlin photographer, Hans Ballin.Taft said that her parents, Jacob and Pauline Levinsons, had ordered the portrait in 1935 … Her mother was terrified when she discovered her daughter’s face on the cover of the Nazi family magazine. When she approached Ballin, the photographer told her that he knew the family was Jewish, and that he had submitted the photograph because of that fact. “I wanted to make the Nazis ridiculous,” the photographer told Taft’s mother.”
I could just roll over and wallow in the delicious irony.
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