The Nazis’ Bizarre Plan To Breed Giant Angora Rabbits

angora rabbitsSecret Nazi pets, as revealed by the Daily Mail:

A bizarre Nazi plan to breed giant Angora rabbits in concentration camps to provide fur-lined clothing for Hitler’s armed forces has been unearthed in a German archive.

‘Operation Munchkin’, as it was known, was the brainchild of sinister S.S. chief Heinrich Himmler who was had a career as a trained chicken farmer before he became the architect of the Holocaust.

He ordered a breeding programme for the rabbits and specified that they were to be raised in luxury just yards away from the where crimes against humanity was taking place.

The plans were detailed the ‘Angora book’ which was discovered hidden at Himmler’s home on the fringes of the Tegernsee lake in Bavaria in 1945. A chart in his book counted 6,500 rabbits by the end of 1941 and 25,000 by 1943.

12 Comments on "The Nazis’ Bizarre Plan To Breed Giant Angora Rabbits"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | Oct 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm |

    No doubt this one of Ernst Roehm’s initiatives.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Oct 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm |

    doesn’t sound bizarre at all
    except that the rabbit population only increased 3.8 times in 4 years
    that’s bizarre
    it should have increased way more than that

    • swabby429 | Oct 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm |

      Well, they were being raised in a death camp. The stench might have turned them off. I have trouble wrapping my mind around such a creepy scenario.

      • BuzzCoastin | Oct 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm |

        you will have to forgive my insensitivity
        I was born in a kuntery that routinely
        invades other kunteries & murders & displaces millions
        to protect the business interests of its elite class

        breeding rabbits next to death camps
        is a not startling in Der Homeland

    • Liam Huitzilopochtli McCleary | Oct 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm |

      I believe the fact that they were being bred to be killed and skinned may have had something to do with it.

  3. Calypso_1 | Oct 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm |

    The Evil Nazi Science Dream is alive & well.
    Let’s not forget they also started the anti-tobacco movement.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Oct 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm |

      Ughh. You can just hear that poor, tortured creature thinking to itself, “No. More. Pot. Pies.”

      In an Eric Cartman voice.

  4. So this is a new thing. We find anything the Germans did from 1930 to 1945, no matter how mundane, then write it up with the headline- “The evil Nazi plan to…..”

    Think up some fun ones!
    The evil Nazi plan to design fancy uniforms!
    The evil Nazi plan to grow cabbage!
    The evil Nazi plan to make waffles!
    The evil Nazi plan to pave the roads!

    Oh, sure other countries were doing some of these things. But if the germans did them, it makes them evil!

    • Liam Huitzilopochtli McCleary | Oct 6, 2013 at 9:09 pm |

      I believe the word used is bizarre, not evil, though keeping rabbits in luxury in the midst of people being worked and starved to death would warrant it’s use in my view.

      • you are right. This particular article used the word bizarre. The Germans used rabbit fur to line their winter gear.

    • Pete Wagner | Oct 9, 2013 at 11:56 am |

      Maybe this is somehow related to how they came up with the crazy 6M figure?

  5. Anonymous | Oct 6, 2013 at 8:17 pm |

    Oy vey this is a complete bunnycaust!

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