c.1941: Hitler Pin Cushion Chris June 24, 2012 1940-1949, War 4 CommentsFavourited 1233 times Add to favourites Source: Flapper Days / American Memorabilia 4 Responses King Serious June 25, 2012 This explains why he was a pain in the ass but where did the bit about having only one testicle come from? Reply Bicycle Bill June 25, 2012 From the song — to the tune of the Colonel Bogey Whistle March (the Bridge Over the River Kwai Theme) Hitler, has only got one ball, Goering, has two but very small, Himmler, has something simmler, But poor old Goebbels has no balls at all. Incidentally, I seem to recall seeing photos, probably from Life magazine, of life-size versions of the Hitler pincushion — plus Mussolini and Hirohito models as well — being used during War Bond rallies and drives. -”BB”- Reply spudfish July 9, 2012 The ‘one-ball’ story was supposedly ‘proven’ by soviet doctors after they recovered his charred body in 1945. However, seeing as his body was apparently later lost, it is now believed that this was simply propaganda, to make Hitler seem more alien, less of a ‘real’ man, and thus easier to hate and harder to see as a human being with some severe mental and physical problems. Reply Amber August 13, 2012 I actually inherited both of these pin cushions from my late father in law. Trying to figure out what to do with them… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.