While recently discussing the necessity of dictators in American politics, Woody Allen lamented that Adolph Hitler was a man that has been misunderstood by World History.
"People have a tendency to really blow things out of proportion when it comes to dictatorships," said Mr. Allen. "My parents were there when they began handing out the gold stars. All you ever hear about is how those mean Nazis did this so they could identify who was a Jew, so they could round them up and send them to the Camps."
At this point in the interview, the reporter became baffled. It seemed rather bizarre to him that Woody Allen, a Jewish comedian, known for his self-deprecating humor would show genuine respect for a man known to have sent millions of Jews to death camps during the Holocaust.
"From what I've heard, Hitler was actually an alright guy," said Allen. "Shortly after my parents got their gold stars from Hitler, they were selected for the special position of being servants at Adolph's mansion high in the mountains known as The Wolfe's Lair. They had a great time up there. Not many people know this, but Hitler had another side of him that not everyone got to see."
Woody Allen then went on to explain the official role of his parents' gold star status at Hitler's "Wolfe's Lair."
"My father was much like me in that he was able to see his own neurotic tendencies, then write screen plays, or in his case plays based on them. Hitler spotted his talents and decided to have him write and direct a weekly comedy which took place at The Wolfe's Lair where the Nazis had a special theatre. It was a fun place where high ranking Nazis could wind down after conquering a country or negotiating a peace."
"Many times after shows," Woody said, "My father would sit down with Hitler for a nice cool glass of lemonade. They would play with his big pet German Shepherd, and just talk about life. Hitler really was an alright guy, they had lots of laughs out there together."
The one regret that Woody's father seemed to have concerned Hitler's pursuit of absolute perfection when it came to his actors. "A few years went by out there, and my father couldn't figure out why his plays never had the same actors and actresses. He told me they just seemed to come and go. He would work with them for a week, and then they would vanish."