Donald Duck works for Krupp IndustriesPosted: April 29, 2012
While looking for something else, I came across this swastika-filled cartoon in which Donald Duck works in a German munitions factory during WW2. Got eight minutes? It’s got a catchy tune:
Spoiler Alert: The part where he dresses in a German Uniform (complete with swastika’d cap) and works on an ammunition assembly line while being poked with bayonets and saluting pictures of Adolf Hitler is only Donald having a nightmare, but there is a bit on the end after he wakes up where Donald sees the shadow of a figure with its arm raised and he snaps to attention and returns the fascist salute… only to discover that this is the shadow of the statue of Liberty being cast on the wall by the morning sun. But isn’t that weird? The duck immediately becomes a fascist when he thinks that another fascist is in the room?
Trivia: Hitler hated Disney cartoons — he claimed Mickey Mouse was a Jewish plot to ‘subvert culture’ by having ‘vermin’ as a hero. Like Jazz, American cartoons were popular in pre-war Germany and banned by the fascists.