Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell to win WW2

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Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell to win WW2

Post by cronus » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:26 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... n-WW2.html

Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell to win WW2

The Germans viewed canines as being almost as intelligent as humans and attempted to build an army of fearsome 'speaking' dogs, extraordinary new research shows.
Hitler hoped the clever creatures would learn to communicate with their SS masters - and he even had a special dog school set up to teach them to talk.
The incredible findings show Nazi officials recruited so-called educated dogs from all over Germany and trained them to speak and tap out signals using their paws.
One mutt was said to have uttered the words 'Mein Fuhrer' when asked who Adolf Hitler was.
Another 'spoke' by tapping letters of the alphabet with his paws and was said to have speculated about religion and learnt poetry.

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"In the 1920s, Germany had numerous 'new animal psychologists' who believed dogs were nearly as intelligent as humans, and capable of abstract thinking and communication.
"When the Nazi party took over, one might have thought they would be building concentration camps to lock these fanatics up, but instead they were actually very interested in their ideas.
"Part of the Nazi philosophy was that there was a strong bond between humans and nature - they believed a good Nazi should be an animal friend.

"Indeed, when they started interning Jews, the newspapers were flooded with outraged letters from Germans wondering what had happened to the pets they left behind.
"Hitler himself was praised for his attitude to animals and Goering was a forerunner of animal protection. They seemed to think nothing of human rights, but lots about animal rights.
"There were some very strange experiments going on in wartime Germany, with regard to dog-human communication.

"Nazi animal psychologists worked with the educated dogs, and there was even a school to teach animals to communicate, with dogs supplied by the office of the Reichsführer-SS.
"My guess would be that they were intended to work with the SS or be used as guard dogs in concentration camps.
"Hitler was himself interested in the prospect of using educated dogs in the war effort, and he advised representatives of the German army to study their usefulness in the field.

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Re: Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell to win

Post by laklak » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:46 pm

He's already taught monkeys to talk, and to vote. Just look at the Trumpanzees.
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Re: Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell to win

Post by Hermit » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:04 pm

The Germans viewed canines as being almost as intelligent as humans
What? :think:

Oh, never mind. It's from some scribbler at The Telegraph. :yawn:
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Re: Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell to win

Post by rainbow » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:22 pm

Well you bloody asked for it:

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Post by Feck » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:43 pm

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I cannot see anyone training one of these to discuss philosophy
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Re: Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell to win

Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:09 pm

You know what? The more I hear about these Nazis the less I like them.
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Re: Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell to win

Post by Hermit » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:22 pm

Even some Nazis were wondering about their likability.

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