Friday, July 15, 2011
A discussion is taking place on Reddit right now about why Hitler is rarely subtitled in English, something I remember seeing a lot now that the thread has brought up the subject, but never really consciously noticed before. A particularly good summary of this is written here, which you can also see below.
One other Hitler word that never gets translated into English is Führer (never leader). Old newspapers also often called him Herr Hitler (instead of Mr.), another subtle way of making Germany feel more foreign.