• WTF fun fact #4550
German interrogator Hanns Scharff was against using
physical torture on POWs. He would instead take them out
to lunch, on nature walks and to swimming pools, where
they would reveal information on their own. After the war he
moved to the US and became a mosaic artist.
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    • Imagine being so nice even your prisoners basically like you
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    • Positive nonviolent interrogation. Nice!
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    • Most people forget that the SS and the Whermacht were 2 different armies.
      guyman37 25 jul
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    • izaN soldiers, majority, were just fuckin people fighting for their country without knowing the horrors the higher ups did.
      Fast_Mag 25 jul
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    • this guy helped make the mosaics inside of Cinderella castle in Disney world
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    • Professionals have standards
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    • Ve have vays of making you talk, sugar in your tea?
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    • Imagine lunch with a german interrogator 😳
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    • Big difference between german soldiers and n a z I assholes
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    • More likely to get true information this way. Torture leads to made up information in the hopes it will stop.
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    • He'd say "Get your Hans Scharff him"
      PickleBow 25 jul
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    • Intriguing methods.
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    • I know this isn't going to help something that I really argue against, but, and interesting fact is that he designed the mosaics in Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.
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    • Be careful, the Jews will accuse him of taking part in the holobunga
      AutisDick 25 jul
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    • He fucked them
      theozzard 25 jul
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    • Torture doesn’t work because it mostly just encourages lying to end the pain.
      lwpack 25 jul
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    • This is true. War broke out while Scharff was vacationing in his native Germany. Unable to leave the country, he was eventually drafted into the army. Scharff found himself as the lead interrogator for Allied fighter pilots who went down over France and Germany. (1/2)
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    • he most likely knew that US troops were so compartmentalized that no single officer knew anything of value, let alone enlisted pukes. why resort to torture for useless info? in other words, he was a decent human being
      BenSpazz 26 jul
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    • At least it was a good German man who became the artist they wanted to be
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    • Or suspend them in breathable liquid in a black box making them think they died drowning and them pop them out in an hour to make them talk after breaking both religion by tricking them into thinking the died and their psyche from deprivation, and convince them you revived them and that they should
      Morthul 27 jul
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    • I recall a story of a commando who got caught trying to recon one of the beaches and he was taken to Rimmel who just talked to the dude
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    • I wonder if he moved to the USA because of how the soldiers described America to him
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    • I think he did work Disney.
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    • It's quite remarkable how POWs had respect for the soilders. It wasnt always the case but not all germ4n wardens and soilders wanted to believe in the n4 zi idea and it was even proven that most of the western frontline soilders were on drugs and being controlled by egotistical generals.
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    • Reverse H*tler
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    • Today I found out literally just made a video on this guy
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    • Hey homie you wanna go out and have a good time, then play 20 questions
      Kaizoku 25 jul
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    • For the record, he didn’t want to be. He tried to get out of the country before the war started but he was prevented from leaving and drafted instead. (1/2)
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    • Wholesome prison guard
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    • Baron Zepelli?
      HMMHMM 25 jul
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    • Kibly 25 jul
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    • Why does everyone need infochecker? Look it up yourselves you lazy bums 😂
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    • You are “bad guy”, but this does not mean you are bad guy.
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    • Yes, in the wars, there were some jerk germans but that doesn’t mean all of them were jerks
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    • This is soft cell interrogation and is often more effective than torture or other aggressive methods
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    • I mean all successful interrogators will tell you torture doesn’t work. You get bad information. All the good interrogators build rapport and get the information that way. There are some AMAZING TED talks on this by professional interrogators.
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    • MacauliflowerCulkin
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      MacauliflowerCulkin 25 jul
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    • Maybe I don't wanna be the bad guy anymore
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    • Unpopular opinion: the germans were used as a scapegoat to try and hold the allies together after ww2. Holocaust happened and what the nozis did was horrible, however, the crimes committed by the Japanese and the Soviets were on the same level yet there were no false trials with the sole purpose of
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    • I always thought that instead of intense torture try being nice to them and they would normally tell you everything and this reinforces that standpoint
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    • for more information today I found out has a video on him, the thumbnail says I did nat zi that coming
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    • Hmmm its almost like propaganda goes for both sides
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    • Hey, I know him!
      _Hans 25 jul
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    • POST ABOUT GERMANY
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    • Wholesome interrogating
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    • Chad
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    • That tactic is meant to cause anxiety in the POW because they know if they don’t talk then they will be physically tortured anyway
      Conorbruh 25 jul
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    • He became an artist, unlike Hi tler
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    • Oh this is the guy that they hired for Disney
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    • All germans were good. The holocaust was bs.
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    • Fuck naz i sympathisers, fuck those who aided them.
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    • Wholesome af tbh
      homer317 25 jul
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    • Reverse mind break
      isermame 25 aug
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    • That Man there is one Good Guys
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    • I don’t know if this is real or not, but I heard that there were POW camps in America that treated their prisoners so good that once the war was over they didn’t want to leave.
      LeoF523 28 jul
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    • Stockholm syndrome time
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    • This is the third wtf fun fact in a row for me. No joke three of them straight after the other.
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    • I just watched a video on him. He made some of the mosaics in Disney world
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    • Psychological torture is the best way to get accurate information, and works effectively within a week.
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    • Cake or death!?
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    • Yeah they probably decided someone like him was to be answered instead of taking his 2nd route
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    • A good person on the bad side
      Z3r0117 28 jul
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    • The comments here are too wholesome for a meme about a aziN😬
      Ferndez 28 jul
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    • The best way to get information is a darker version of the good cop bad cop trope. Show them how bad it can get, then show them the light, insert a friend that’s on their moral side, slowly gain trust, while occasionally taking them back to the bad. Eventually they break
      Proc 27 jul
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    • i think i’d be so nervous he was trying to lead me into a false sense of security i would die from stress
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    • Real g
      DIAV0L0 27 jul
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    • meanwhile the jews and Americans used torture to extract "confessions" at Nuremberg
      Picti 27 jul
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    • Loose lips sink ships, but loose hips sink relationships
      xPolaris_ 27 jul
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    • That's an interrogation tactic. Alot of the times the "nice" interrogator gets more info out of you since you don't feel a threat and you loosen up.
      javicon 27 jul
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    • Well he looks like a sex maniac
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    • Henz Gordrien
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    • Field Marshall Kh
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    • swavaa 27 jul
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    • Teaspoon of honey, gallon of vinegar, if a man thinks his side is right, he may never reveal their secrets, but if he isn't sure his side is right, he just might
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    • Deutschland!
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    • Me scarfing down a sandwich: and ya see, they wanted me to push the line and leave my bud, and I was all like "fuck no!" And I left the missile coordinates which were aimed at... what's that notepad for?" Hanns: "sandwich recipes." Me: "oh lit, so anyway"
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    • POW: "Guess we're dating now?"
      BADGER 27 jul
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    • Never should have been allowed to move to America. Only good socialist is a dead socialist.
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    • it looks like itsjusta6’s ancestor
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    • I really hope this one’s true
      jjnoreen 27 jul
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    • "You see this pool, i could easily drown you and your family unless you tell me where the jews are hiding."
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    • Wavy
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    • Didn't he also take them on flights in military aircraft?
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    • He also had a guest book for them to sign
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    • Chad
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    • He was a n@zi, right? Cause i don't care what kind of life he lived, if he participated in the murder of innocent lives then i hate him.
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    • Hans Landa??
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    • K!ll them with kindness and occasional extreme violence
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    • Gay
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    • Ok yes this is true, but he would also lock them in a room with out no contact other then him. They felt so deprived of any human interaction that the POWs usaly spilled just to have a conversation.
      Satanx666 26 jul
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