This article is for those who think that having just one testicle is being less of a man. On the contrary, it has nothing to do in proving one’s machismo.
There is no truth either that the description, ‘courageous and fearless person’, can only be applied to those having two testicles or two balls or “cojones’, as they say it in Spanish, thus the expression, ‘he has got balls.’
But, mind you, it is not gender specific as women can also ‘have balls’.
Well, we all know who Adolf Hitler was. Born in Austria in 1889, Hitler rose to power in German politics as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and served as dictator from 1934 to 1945. His policies precipitated World War II and the Holocaust.
But what most people didn’t know is that Hitler, the man responsible for the genocide of at least 5.5 million Jews and millions of other victims whom he and his followers deemed “Untermenschen’ (sub-human) and socially undesirable, had only one testicle.
There has long been speculation that Hitler was missing one testicle, with rumors circulating that he lost the other one during the Battle of the Somme in the First World War.
Now a German historian claims to have discovered incontrovertible proof. In 1923, Hitler was examined by a prison doctor after his arrest following the failure of the Munich Beer Hall Putsch.
Medical records clearly show that Hitler had an undescended testicle on the right side, according to Prof. Peter Fleischmann of Erlangen-Nuremberg University. The records were lost for decades before resurfacing in 2010, when they were confiscated by the Bavarian authorities. They have only now been studied properly.
The findings appear to contradict earlier reports that Hitler lost a testicle to shrapnel in the First World War. The Soviet autopsy carried out on Hitler’s remains in 1945 listed that one testicle was missing — although, curiously, it recorded the left as being absent.
This revelation on Hitler’s missing testicle now confirms that there was some truth after all to a popular song that emerged in 1939 and is thought to have been written by a publicist for the British Council, which was tasked with helping build propaganda that would damage the Nazis.