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Michael  from Franchise Singapore Pte. Ltd.

The carpet looks outrageous. I love the color because it adds drama to the entire floor plus it suits the color of the curtain. This is very interesting because it speaks of the personality of the owner. Keep it up and more power. You really have a great taste.

pfratelli

No big deal, during the Watergate crisis ,Nixon did the same in the oval office.And Bill Clinton did it when angry
only thing us that he munched on Monica's undies.

Lei'ohu Ryder

I think a more accurate translation would be "rug muncher"

ski2exs

I have to disagree with the assesment of Shirer. . One needs only to do a quick search to find the impeccable nature of this mans reputation.

Shirer was a correspondant for CBS and spent MANY years in Europe until expelled before the US entrance in the European theatre. He is quite objective in his book "Rise and Fall. . " and makes VERY clear when he is making opinion.

The fact that these 'Party Hacks' (higher level members who worked in the Chancellery) were 'whispering' about it surely means that there is more to it than the French nickname.

Hitler was always an unstable individual. It was very well noted when he put his revolver to his head and threatened to kill himself during the 'Beer Hall Putsch'. Certainly not the actions of a man who has his wits about him. He had a very fragile temper as show by his repeated tirades in front of SEVERAL foreign dignitaries on numerous occasions.

One can only conclude in light of what is known about the man, that there is probably quite a bit of truth to that story.

Larry

Well.. as to "Grandpa" stories from the Berghof... I guess you got your imagination from him as well... I have interviewed a considerable amount of individuals who had dealings with Hitler (and it is spelled Adolf) and that is about as ridiculous as I have ever heard. Are you really Michael Bey??? You are about that far off... "You missed the mark, about as much as Michael Bey did when he made Pearl Harbor, that was a terrible movie"

I enjoyed reading as a child, and suffered through 4000+ pages of Shirer's crap before I knew better... and years later when I proudly told one of my college profs that I had read it... he told me he was disappointed in me and understood now why I had so many facts wrong.

Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is probably THE WORST book EVER written on WWII, the DATES are not even correct.. Shirer wrote just to hear himself make noise. Too bad he could not have written it BEFORE the events happened so it could have been the first book on the bonfire. GIVE ME A BREAK.

Frank Bolten

The tale about Adolf Hitles supposive carpet eating is simply a wrong interpretation.
Some French journalists nicknamed Hitler 'Teppichfresser' because Hitler used to walk back and forth during his speeches. The journalists thought that, by walking around so much, he would destroy a lot of carpet. That's how they came up with the nickname. Hitler might as well eat the carpet, because that way he would destroy the carpet much more efficient.

A bit of an anti-climax, but you did ask for it!

strcmp

@Martin: you have to search for the correct name: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheinhotel_Dreesen http://www.rheinhoteldreesen.de/

from there you have a nice view over the rhine onto the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Petersberg which hosted many important conferences after the war, until today

Boige

Well, considering his neice Geli used to shit on his chest, this should not come as surprising at all.

D. Richards

Yes, sir! My grandfather, a joyous man, was part of Hitler's wait staff at The Fuhrers beloved Berghof. Grandfather told us many stories about 'Adolph', one including a serious bout with depression in which Hitler tried to elope with a female German Shephard simply named, 'Frau'. Seems ol' frau had the most glorious of tongues and was beneficent towards the Fuhrers buttochs.

Anyway, I was particularly stunned to find that other people quieried if the 'teppichfresser' was true; because my grandfather mentioned it regularly, before he became too ill to speak. Then he wrote it, constantly.

As grandfather was serving the Fuhrer cupcakes one afternoon, a telegraph was sent to Berghof via Berlin. My garandfather wasn't able to decipher the voices coming through the receiver, but he did notice that Adolph's mannerisms went from almost happy seeming, to positively bizarre.

Without notice, Hitler arose from his seat tenaciously, screamed the name of his beloved mother twice -- 'Klara, Klara' -- Fell to the floor and, well, my grandfather told it that Hitler began 'teppichfresser', while sobbing violently.

Granfather also told anybody that would listen, that, not only did Adolph 'eat' carpet that day, but that he licked the rug like 'a cat after a fine meal'. And that, 'Hitler emmitted the most horrendous of noxious fumes while carpet-eating.

My grandfather died in 1998.

dan

I have a first hand account of the Carpetbiter doing his thing. In the early 60's my brother dated a girl whose mother had been a house keeper for hitler. My brother told me that his girls mother had told him that she had seen Hitler in a rage, get down on the floor and "chew on the carpet". I was doubltful about the truth it, but now that I have seen the other reports, I am inclind to think it is true, particuarly since the girls mom and dad were both German imigrants and very credible intelligent people.
I looked into this on the net for the first time just today, thinking that it was either untrue or unknown and if true but unknown, it should be preserved for historic reasons.

dan

Martin

It`s of course the "Rheinhotel Dresen", a Hotel in Bad Godesberg, south of Bonn. No website, but Google delivers some links.

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