January 23, 2014
Somehow, Hitler’s Toilet Is In New Jersey

Do toilets have a heaven? Have they an underworld? 
These are questions beyond our ken. We can, however, posit a place of Potty Purgatory: the great state of New Jersey.
In 1934, shipbuilders in Hamburg constructed a decadent new yacht for the recently installed Nazi German government. On this ship was a toilet. The toilet bore marks of its makers—its handle, according to Tablet, had words in the “old-looking” Blackletter font preferred by the Nazis. It was designed to be—and we’ll call it—“Hitler’s toilet.”
Named the Aviso Grille for most of its operational life, the ship was the largest yacht in the world at the time. It visited Norway, led training exercises in the Atlantic, and even steamed to England for the coronation of the new king and queen. More than once, the Grille even bore the seasick-prone Hitler.
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Somehow, Hitler’s Toilet Is In New Jersey

Do toilets have a heaven? Have they an underworld? 

These are questions beyond our ken. We can, however, posit a place of Potty Purgatory: the great state of New Jersey.

In 1934, shipbuilders in Hamburg constructed a decadent new yacht for the recently installed Nazi German government. On this ship was a toilet. The toilet bore marks of its makers—its handle, according to Tablet, had words in the “old-looking” Blackletter font preferred by the Nazis. It was designed to be—and we’ll call it—“Hitler’s toilet.”

Named the Aviso Grille for most of its operational life, the ship was the largest yacht in the world at the time. It visited Norway, led training exercises in the Atlantic, and even steamed to England for the coronation of the new king and queen. More than once, the Grille even bore the seasick-prone Hitler.

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    New Jersey- Home to Hitler’s toilet.
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    Man, New Jersey really has hit the shitter…