Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Photos: Hex Hitler party, 1942

Photos: Hex Hitler party, 1942: "Hitler Hex3
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From LIFE:
'On the wet windy evening of January 22, a youthful band of idealists went to a lonely cabin in the Maryland woods.' Thus begins one of the odder stories LIFE magazine ever published -- a straightforward, tongue-nowhere-near-cheek account of a 1942 'hex party' convened with one aim in mind: 'to kill Adolf Hitler by voodoo incantation.' According to LIFE, the party, held six short weeks after Germany, Italy, and Japan declared war on the United States, featured 'a dressmaker's dummy, a Nazi uniform, nails, axes, tom-toms and plenty of Jamaica rum,' and was inspired by a book by occultist and writer William Seabrook that was popular at the time: Witchcraft: Its Power in the World Today.

Putting A Hex On Hitler, 1942



  1. thats interesting.thx for sharing

  2. What happened to that rede of "An it harm none, do as you will?" Also, I wonder if Christine O'Donnell was there.