Powered by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Updated: 3:05 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Posted: 10:11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014

Poster child for Nazi Aryan baby contest turns out to be Jewish



By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A baby, chosen to represent the Nazi belief of the ideal Aryan baby has been found nearly 80 years later and she's actually Jewish. 

Hessy Taft, according to the Telegraph, was only 6 months old when her photo was taken and eventually passed out as Nazi propaganda.  

>> Read more trending stories  

It is believed that her photo, submitted by a Berlin photographer, was selected by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and that the photographer knew the little girl was Jewish.  That's why he submitted it, the Raw Story reported. 

The photo appeared on the cover of Sonne ins Hause, a Nazi family magazine, as well as postcards Huffington Post reported.

So where is Taft now?  She is a chemistry professor in New York, according to the Telegraph.  She presented a copy of the magazine to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Israel.

More News

 
 

Today on MyAJC.com

Paul Sampleton Jr.

Prosecutors: Greed led to murder Grayson teen for high-end sneakers

When Paul Sampleton Sr. discovered his 14-year-old namesake face down on the floor, not breathing, his arms bound by duct tape, he noticed something was missing: his son’s prized pair of Air Jordan sneakers, stolen from the Grayson High School freshman’s feet after he had been shot three times in the head.

7:04 p.m.  

Atlanta Braves

Wren fixed some things but failed in big picture

Frank Wren is out as the Braves’ general manager, not because he failed to make some nice trades, or struggled to sign good players amid budget constraints, or oversaw a minor league system that produced no talent.

Charter school idea would face fierce opposition in Georgia

Georgia slow to invest new funds in businesses

A state plan adopted last year to attract more investment dollars for local startup companies has lacked one crucial component: a way to spend the money.

Subscribe to the AJC on your device

24-hour Digital Pass: Flashback

See Flashback Fotos on myajc.com for only 99 cents. Visit the MyAJC archives for a historic look at Atlanta from Midtown in the 70s to Auburn Avenue and even life here before traffic jams on the interstates.

In your community

Annual Woofstock event in Suwanee

Volunteering in Atlanta

Learn how to volunteer in Atlanta and north Georgia, browse volunteer events and search local groups who need volunteers in the arts, community, food programs, housing, animal rescue and more.

Video

Mark Arum Weekend Construction Outlook

Updated every Friday, Mark Arum tells us where we can find construction, events and anything else to slow us down on the roads this weekend.