The Forgotten, Drunken, Voodoo Inspired Attempt To Kill Hitler

Posted by Justin on October 26th, 2010
Ready, Set ... - Putting a Hex on Hitler, 1941 - Photo Gallery - LIFE.jpg

It’s 1942 and a portion of the world has united against freedom. The Axis powers, under the command of villainous Adolf Hitler seek to not only continue their unrivaled campaign of genocide but to remake the world in their image.

Society stands betwixt two divergent paths while thousands of young man die trying to make a case for either route.

So what did a band of idealistic youths do to help the effort in a Maryland cabin one rainy January night? The did their best to kill der Fuhrer. With rum and voodooo. And rum. Also, a dressmakers dummy festooned with a Nazi uniform. And rum.

It was unsuccessful. But LIFE magazine did get photos.

[LIFE via Boing Boing]

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    Hmmm… it couldn’t hurt. I’m sending out for a Rush Limbaugh dummy.