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_ziq_ wrote

Why do you call him Herr Hitler?

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Whatsthepoint wrote

It's a fairly well known, WW2 era belittlement aimed at Hitler.

He was a grandiose, egomaniac.

So the term 'herr Hitler' or 'Mr Hitler' was used as a wind up / put down.

You're not some great visionary emperor like, statesman who deserves a special title, you're just a silly angry man, and you're going to lose.

Was featured also in songs e.g.... "who do you think you are kidding mr Hitler"

Think of it like, calling Trump, Mr trump instead of president Trump.