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Tee Up for This Hitler Miniature Golf Hole

Because there’s always time for a quick round of nein holes

Stephanie Butnick
August 16, 2013
Hitler mini golf.(Grundy Art Gallery)
Hitler mini golf.(Grundy Art Gallery)

Tablet contributor Sabine Heinlein brings our attention to the greatest sport we never knew existed: Hitler mini golf. In this video, which was posted on YouTube this week, a visitor to England’s Grundy Art Gallery’s 2012 exhibition, Doug Fishbone & Friends Adventureland Golf, tees up to a miniature golf hole bearing an enormous torso-up likeness of Hitler. (The creation, made by sibling artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, was a particularly controversial element of the interactive exhibit.)

In this installation, the player must hit the golf ball through a hole in the crotch region of the massive reproduction of the Nazi leader. Make it through and Hitler’s wooden arm flies up into a Nazi salute as he angrily yells, “Nein, nein, nein, nein.”

Sorry, Hitler: Rules say play it as it lies.

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.