Published Aug 10, 2007Ever wonder what kind of music Hitler enjoyed? Yeah, likely not, but 62 years after the death of history's most abhorred human (is that arguable?), the record collection of one Adolf Hitler has been discovered just outside of Moscow.
Drowned in Sound reports that former Soviet Intelligence officer Lew Besymenski found the box of records back in 1945, when the Red Army captured Berlin. Just before his death this summer, Besymenski handed over the collection to German magazine Der Spiegel.
The big surprise is that Hitler was a bloody hypocrite! Though he lambasted Jewish and Russian culture in his bestseller, Mein Kampf, the famously moustachioed dictator was in fact a fan of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Borodin - three composers that fell under his axis of hatred. In addition, the copies of their records were worn, which means he enjoyed them often, making him an even bigger hypocrite (or, y'know, they were just really old, which is probably more accurate).