A reader writes:
I came across your blog post on Hitler’s Scottie Burli. I can somewhat clear it up. He did in fact have a Scottie named Burli.
Hitler’s butler/houseman Heinz Linge talks about the dog in the German docudrama Our Hitler.
Now it’s been about 25 years since I saw it but Linge said that Hitler was far more attached to Burli than Blondi but Blondi being the “proper German symbol” was the dog the public saw.
Unfortunately, I am currently addicted to boxed sets of The Wire so won’t be watching this Hitler movie any time soon. But if any of the our dedicated readers want to do a little bit of holiday research into this theory that Scotties weren’t Aryan enough for Hitler, go right ahead and please report back.