Friday, March 31, 2017

Fact of the Day: Werner Goldberg

During the early days of World War II, Germany used the picture of Werner Goldberg in propaganda as a picture for the "ideal German soldier". Ironically Goldberg was half-Jewish and was expelled from the military after Hitler issued an order ridding any soldier of any considerable amount of Jewish ancestry. Being half-Jewish wasn't exactly a death sentence during the Holocaust so Goldberg survived and died as an old man in 2004. 


  1. I find this, in some ways, poetic justice that Hitler and his evil minions chose someone to represent them and it turns out to be a person whom they dislike. I'm glad this man survived

  2. Birgit said it better than I could.

  3. Doesn't look too Nordic to my eyes.
    Blonde hair.......anyhow there were quite a few
    soldiers in the German Army/Navy/Luftwaffe with some Jewish blood
    in their veins. Milch in the Luftwaffe was a Generalfeldmarshall.
    Remember that famous comment by Fatty Herman Goering......'I'll
    decided who is Jewish and who isn't".

  4. I am also glad this man survived. What a terrible time that was.

  5. I love irony! And like Martha, I'm glad that he survived!