It is a common myth that Adolf Hitler, the most influential artist of the 20th century, was a vegetarian. No doubt, it would be supremely ironic if he were, especially to those engaged in battle against veganism. But this is just another urban myth.

Biographers Albert Speer, Robert Payne, John Toland, have all attested to Hitler's fondness for sausages, among other things, and Hitler's personal cook, Dione Lucas, reported that Hitler was particularly fond of stuffed pigeon.

Beginning in the 1930s, Hitler would sometimes give up meat temporarily to counter his abdominal pain, flatulence and sweatiness. But he never lost his lifelong fondness for game birds or caviar.

These dietary experiments, coupled with Joseph Goebbels' propagandistic image of Hitler as some sort of pure ascetic, no doubt contribute to this myth's propagation.


Hitler was a Vegetarian makes up the second part of the Residents' album The Third Reich 'N' Roll, from 1976. It is a medley of various pop tunes made extremely creepy. Swastikas on Parade makes up the first part of the album.

Hitler Was A Vegetarian (18:27)

Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) originally performed by John Fred & His Playboy Band
96 Tears originally performed by ? And The Mysterians
It's My Party originally performed by Lesley Gore
Light My Fire originally performed by The Doors
Ballad Of The Green Berets originally performed by SGT Barry Sadler
Yummy Yummy Yummy originally performed by Ohio Express
Rock Around The Clock originally performed by Bill Haley & His Comets
Pushing Too Hard originally performed by The Seeds
Good Lovin' originally performed by The (Young) Rascals
Gloria originally performed by Them featuring Van Morrison
In A Gadda Da Vida originally performed by Iron Butterfly
Sunshine Of Your Love originally performed by Cream
Hey Jude originally performed by Beatles
Sympathy For The Devil originally performed by Rolling Stones

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