One of the weirdest things was that Charlie
Chaplin was born on April
16th, 1889, just days before Hitler was born. And they both looked somewhat alike. But someone once noted that Charlie
was born to bring the entire world to laughter, while Hitler was born to bring the world to tears.
Oh yes, and Charlie
was an advocate of Esperanto, whereas Hitler had Esperanto banned and all Esperanto books burned. Ever see Chaplin's *The Great Dictator*? There's a scene where Charlie
's character of the little barber is running through the ghetto, and if you look closely, you'll see that all the shop signs are written in Esperanto! Charlie
KNEW that Hitler would somehow obtain a print of that film to watch it, and he threw that in just to further infuriate der Fuhrer and give him an extra little kick in the pants. ;)