During the rise of the Third Reich, things in Nazi Germany were not so strict and intense as they later came to be. It was not uncommon for officials to be teased by people.
But there were limits.
One notable example was the famous “Heil Hitler!” salute. When it was decreed as the mandatory greeting in all public buildings, an entertainer taught his trained chimpanzees to extend their arms in a Nazi salute every time they saw someone in uniform. A directive was swiftly issued forbidding apes from using the greeting under penalty of death. It was a sign of things to come.
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Source: Financial Times
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