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This article was published on December 2, 2008


    “hitlernoobs” and World War II

    “hitlernoobs” and World War II
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    CEO and co-founder, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Below is an animated GIF which is popular on Twitter and a lot of blogs. You might take offense of the lighthearted way the author has chosen to display such epic and dramatic events. But looks past that and you see a mini documentary and different view on a story that has been told many times, but never like this.

    More traditional thinkers might say that this is NOT the way to tell a story about World War II. I think a comedian/artist/story teller can use any form he likes as long as he gets the original concept across. Humor is a very normal tool for people to grasp dramatic and traumatic events. 

    I think this is the first time I watched a documentary about the events leading up to the second world war and followed what happened and who did what to whom.

    This is more than just funny. It is a work of art.