Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy
How tall was Adolf Hitler?
Hitler was reported to have been 5 feet eight. Today this is average but in his time it was above average. As a youth he was described as a tall boy. In his native Austria he may have seemed to have been even taller. In Scandinavian mythology the Aseir and Vane peoples (identified with the gods) are opposed by a race of giants. These giants were considered the enemies of mankind and the antagonists of all that is good. I do not know what task the giants play in the German versions of this mythology. The historian and anthropologist Franz Altheim identified the giants with real peoples namely the Slavic Antes in the Ukraine and the Teutonic Marcomanni in Germany. Hitler considered himself a descendant of the giant race.