Hitler's teeth and other gory regime-change artifacts
December 11, 2002 6:38 PM   Subscribe

How did they die, and why is it important? The Death of the Father is an exhibit tracing the deaths of some modern political villains [Stalin, Ceausescu, Tito, etc.] and exploring the political importance of death-as-closure in the ending of tyrannical regimes. A bit pomo at times, but you get to see Hitler's teeth! Just one of the many fascinating sites from the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections.
posted by jessamyn (4 comments total)
A bit pomo at times, but you get to see Hitler's teeth!

But what about...Hitler's Moustache!?
posted by oissubke at 7:22 PM on December 11, 2002

Excellent, thanks Jessamyn.
posted by dhoyt at 8:00 PM on December 11, 2002

Gosh, but what about all those women dictators? Oh... right.

This is a very odd little exhibition. I like it, but they run into trouble sometimes: "The Soviet habit of preserving fathers persists as Boris Yeltsin repeatedly rises from his sick bed to reassert his authority, appear at parties, and dance." Hmm.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 10:32 PM on December 11, 2002

Tito a political villain?

OK he had a Stalinist period, which is never good, but on the whole, he could hardly be described as a villain.
posted by couch at 2:06 AM on December 12, 2002

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