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‘hitler’ Embraced

November 19, 1971
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An actor who impersonated Adolf Hitler on the streets of Munich during the filming of a television play says he was surrounded by people who wanted to embrace him and shake his hand. According to N.Y. Post TV columnist Bob Williams, the actor, Swiss-born Billy Frick, appeared in a Nazi uniform with a Hitler hairpiece and paste-on mustache. He told Williams, “I was astounded by what I encountered.., The Germans still have Hitler in their hearts. Everybody wanted to shake my hand. Women embraced me in Munich…There were women who wept. An old man on crutches from war wounds threw his arms around me and showed me his medals. They all took me for Hitler. There wasn’t a single heckler.”

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