Ever wonder what Hitler resembled as a kid? He is the world’s most infamous despot who changed the substance of Europe in the 1940’s. How was some individual this when they circled in their pants going to Sunday school? Indeed, we figured out how to uncover a couple photographs of popular despots and serial executioners from their days of adolescence and we need to know whether you can figure these terrible fellows in light of their school pictures.
1. WHAT NAZI LEADER DID THIS KID GROW UP TO BE?
Hint: under Hitler’s orders, this child grew up to establish and control Nazi concentration camps. Additionally, this man was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (good luck pronouncing that one, kiddies.)
If you guessed Heinrich Himmler you are correct. Many may not have heard of this leading member of the Nazi party who took full control of the police and concentration camps in 1934.
He expanded the camps to hold “racially undesirable people” who were separated from German society. These people were not only Jews, but also homosexuals, criminals, and Romani.
2. WHAT TERRORIST HAD THIS CHILLING STARE AS A CHILD?
Hint: he came from a very wealthy Saudi Arabian family and established one of the most famous terrorist organizations in the world.
OSAMA BIN LADEN
395617 01: (FILE PHOTO) Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden in an undated photo. October 10, 2001. Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban lifted restrictions on Bin Laden, giving him permission to conduct “Jihad,” or holy war, against Afghanistan’s enemies. (Photo by Getty Images)
It may have not been hard to guess this man from his childhood picture. He grew up to found al-Qaeda and orchestrate the attacks on September 11, 2001. Bin Laden spent 10 years on the FBI’s most wanted list and had a bounty on his head as high as $25 million, before he was killed by a team of Navy Seals in 2011.
3. WHO GREW UP TO BE THE GREEN RIVER KILLER?
According to confirmed murders, he’s the most prolific serial killer in American history. Can you guess how many murders this guy has got racked up under his belt?
If you guessed Gary Ridgeway who is responsible for 49 confirmed deaths throughout the 80s and 90s then you are correct. While he definitely killed at least 49 prostitutes and other vulnerable women, he said he’s killed many more. Estimates projects that it’s nearly twice as many as he confessed to legally.
4. AND SPEAKING OF SERIAL KILLERS, DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS ONE?
This serial killer became famous for leading a cult commune and organizing a famous murder. However, before rising to notoriety, he had a fringe career in the Los Angeles music industry. If only he had made it as a singer/songwriter.
Charles Manson is one of the most well-known serial killers in history. Perhaps people fear him because of his ability to manipulate others to conduct murders on his behalf. Maybe we fear the Nazi symbol carved into his forehead, or maybe we simply fear what we don’t understand. Manson certainly falls into this category.
5. DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS WELL-KNOWN DICTATOR?
He was the leader of the Soviet Union from the 1920’s up until his death in 1953. In that span of time, he was responsible for millions of deaths that researchers have trouble accurately measuring.
circa 1935: Soviet Communist dictator Joseph Stalin (1879 – 1953). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Stalin was a famous Soviet dictator who was responsible for anywhere from 3-60 million deaths of his own people. This was due to famine, ethnic deportation, executions, and a number of other tragedies. He will certainly not go down in history as a successful leader.
6. MAYBE THIS KILLER IS WHY WE ALL SEEM TO FEAR CLOWNS…
He was known as the serial killer clown, and he was certainly a terrifying sight to behold. He frequently dressed up as Pogo the clown, but his act wasn’t exactly a joke.
JOHN WAYNE GACY
Yes, Pogo the Clown was John Wayne Gacy. He would regularly perform at fundraising events and parades in addition to voluntarily entertaining hospitalized children. However, he moonlighted as a serial killer who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys between 1972 and 1978. Now, that’s no laughing matter.
7. CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THIS FAR-RIGHT TERRORIST ?
He carried out attacks in 2011 that killed eight people in the Government quarter Regjeringskvartalet in Oslo (again, good luck with that pronunciation. I’m so glad I’m writing this and I don’t have to read it to you.)
ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK
This jolly chap is actually the Norwegian terrorist who on that fateful July day in 2011 then turned to kill 69 people after killing the initial eight. He caused a fatal explosion and was declared a terrorist.
8. YOU WILL MOST LIKELY RECOGNIZE THIS NOTORIOUS FASCIST
Perhaps you can’t tell who it is without the mustache, but he is a notorious dictator whose name will certainly litter the history books for years to come. Before killing millions of people with ethnic cleansing, he was one of the most charismatic and well-respected politicians.
And then…after gaining the people’s trust, he aimed to eliminate Jews from Germany and establish a New Order to counter what he saw as the injustice of the post-World War I international order dominated by Britain and France. He restored Germany to economic property, and then drove them straight back into the ground.
9. WHAT DID THIS JOLLY DOG-LOVER DO TO HIS VICTIMS?
Before treating his victims in a rather inhumane manner, he was known to dissect animals as a child. For example, he once impaled a dog’s head on a stake that he stuck in the ground.
Dahmer was one of the most notorious serial killers in history. He was known to lure them into hotel rooms, drug them, strangle them, and then cut up their bodies. He was also known to perform fellatio on corpses, drill holes in the skulls of his victims while they were alive, and pour acid inside those holes.
10. WHAT DID THIS JAPANESE LEADER ENCOURAGE CITIZENS TO DO ?
During the height of World War II, things were looking bleak. Rather than becoming captive, this leader encouraged his people to do something dire to themselves.
EMPEROR SHŌWA (HIROHITO)
The emperor feared his citizens would defect and prefer US treatment over Japanese. The solution: he encouraged them to commit suicide rather than be subjected to the “evils” of the Americans. With the promise of a place in the afterlife, over 1,000 Japanese civilians committed suicide in 1944. Some jumped from what was known as the “Suicide Cliff.”