Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Hitler's First Photograph
I felt that this was the most intriguing poem in today's reading. It allows you to see Hitler in a different, more innocent light. His first photograph is one of him as an infant. In the poem, Hitler's mother described him as her, "precious little angel." Reading this allowed me, for a minute, to view Hitler as something other than a ruthless, murderer who led the extermination of nearly six million Jews. At one time in Hitler's life, he was a normal person just like the anyone else. I think we tend to forget that he was a human being. This poem is eye-opening because it provides you with a different, more humane side of a person who is widely known as a mass murder.