In 1935 Germany, Hessy Levinson Taft, then six months old, won a photo contest to be the face of the perfect Aryan baby. It is said that out of hundreds of photos, hers was chosen personally by the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, thus making her the poster child for the rise of the Nazi Party. Her image soon appeared on the cover of the Nazi family magazine Sun in the House, not to mention on posters and placards, and even postcards.
Ironically, Hessy wasn't Aryan at all! Her parents were Latvian Jews.
So how was her photo even entered in the contest?
The photographer who took the photo later admitted that, unbeknownst to her parents, he had submitted it, hoping to mock the Nazis' racial supremacy theory. "He succeeded," says the The Holocaust Chronicle, "beyond his wildest dreams."
The truth of the deception has been known for decades, but it's making new headlines as Taft, now 80 yrs old, recently donated a copy of the magazine cover to Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. "I feel a little revenge," the Telegraph quotes her as saying. "Something like satisfaction."
Click the link to source above to view the magazine cover.
No one wants to be mocked, especially by those you're busy mocking! But that's how God's justice works. Mock Him or His people, and you can count on being the butt of your own joke in the end.
"The LORD mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble" (Proverbs 3:34, NLT).