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Happy Artist Hitler Arrested by Steve Payne

Author says: what if Hitler, funded by his Jewish grandfather's family had passed the entrance exam in Vienna?. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).

In 1944,

at dawn on this day officers of the KGB Station in Vienna entered the bohemian apartment of Adolf Schicklegruber and his wife Geli Raubal, seizing a number of paintings in which the Jewish artist had expressed his insanity on canvass.

His paintings have no people in them. What would Freud have said about that? - readers commentThe Soviet authorities had becoming increasingly alarmed by the emergence of a modern art movement known as "post-Dadaism", a style originally founded in Zurich in 1916 at the Cabaret Voltaire. The term Dada, nonsense or baby-talk term, symbolizes the loss of meaning in European culture, starting out as an indictment against the values that were responsible for the horrors of the Great War.

Heavily influenced by the recent conflict in Europe, the conventional art scene had begun to give way to a group of bohemians whose artistic endeavors tended towards anti-war and anti-conformities. In fact the subversive artworks ignored religion, government and all arranged forms of conformity, breaking all of the known rules of painting.

And so Schicklegruber and his colleagues were shipped to Nuremberg for a mock trial followed by execution. At least that was the plan, but it didn't quite turn out that way...

Author says this story was the result of a number of great suggestions received from Facebook Users with thanks Vonda Allan, Candacey Doris, Arlena Arteaga Kelly, Melissa Pretorius and Sharon Anderson. To view guest historian's comments on this post please visit the Today in Alternate History web site.

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Steve Payne, Editor of Today in Alternate History, a Daily Updating Blog of Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today. Follow us on Facebook, Myspace and Twitter.

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