New Jersey is known for "Jersey Shore" and Governor Chris Christie's weight problem. Now, it'll be known for Hitler's toilet seat.
A New Jersey auto repair shop claims that one of its bathroom toilets formerly belonged to none other than Nazi supreme leader Adolf Hitler. In a Feb. 11 UPI report, Greg Kohfeldt, owner of Kohfeldt's Auto Repair in Florence, said that a dozen people stop by his business every month just to see the Fascist leader's old stinky crapper.
Do they have a fecal infatuation or something? Or are they big fans of "Two Girls One Cup"? Hitler's toilet seat as a marketing tool for attracting prospects must have escaped the creative minds of business school professors everywhere. But not this Jersey entrepreneur.
Political restroom products have been around. Last year, a Florida firefighter lost his job after he installed Barack Obama toilet paper in his firehouse's bathroom stalls.
Adolf Hitler's book, "Mein Kamp," means "my struggle" or "my battle". It also seems an appropriate name for users of the late dictator's toilet who are often faced with excretion challenges.
Kohfeldt said the toilet was installed in the 1950s by the shop's old owner. The crapper came from the German dictator's yacht, the Aviso Grille. Hitler's war yacht was commissioned in 1934 out of a shipyard in Hamburg. After the allies won the war, the British took the ship and eventually sold it for scrap in the early 1950's. Both the toilet and the sink was purchased and installed at Kohfeldt's Auto Repair.
In December 2012, Michael Borch of England told The Telegraph that his father, Sergeant Ragnvald Borch, took a toilet seat from the Fuhrer’s Berghof residence. According to Borch, that particular crapper was located closes to the Nazi dictator's bedroom which increases the likelihood that Hitler, or mistress Eva Braun, defecated on it on a daily basis when they were in town.
Borch can scratch that distinction off his bucket list.
History buffs may no longer have the privilege of rubbing their butt cheeks on Hitler's old crapper. Kohfeldt said that he will uninstall the toilet and put it up for display to visitors. Apparently, he won't be selling it on eBay but he may be open to live offers if the cash is right.
"If someone actually had an interest in what is left of the sink and the toilet I would probably sell it," he said. "But they'd have to have an interest ... if someone is just going to offer me $100, it'll sit here forever."
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