This 1939 Time magazine cover depicts Adolph Hitler as an organist. The cover inscription reads "From the unholy organist, a hymn of hate."
What part does this cartoonish depiction of the dictator playing creepy organ music have in the reputation of organs as instruments of horror played by outsiders and freaks?
Hitler as far, as I can tell, did not actually play the organ. But he did once donate to an organ fund, sort of:
Zalampas, Sherree Owens. Adolf Hitler: a psychological interpretation of his views on architecture, art, and music. Popular Press, 1990.
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