A man from Kosovo believes he is the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator to whom he bears a striking, eerie resemblance.
Emin Djinovci, a 49-year-old Kosovan from Mitrovica, sports a jet black mustache and slicks his hair to one side, according the the Daily Mail. Traveling everywhere with a copy of Mein Kampf, Hitler's manifesto, Djinovci earns his living as a Hitler look-alike, charging tourists roughly $90 for a photograph.
Billing himself as Kosovo's reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, Djinovci originates from Germany, which he left in 1998 in order to fight for secession from Serbia. He asserts that in this cause, he finds common ground with the real Adolf Hitler.
"I am proud of my likeness to the Fuhrer because, like him, I fought against the Serbs - my enemies," he said in an interview with InSerbia News. "It is easy. I find myself in Hitler's character because he fought against my enemy. Enemy of my enemy is my friend. Yes, Serbs are my enemies."
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— David Jones (@_dpaj) December 26, 2014
Djinovci has five daughters, whom he calls "Hitler's children." As Metro notes, he would face arrest in Germany for the same actions, as glorifying Hitler or the Nazi regime is considered a serious crime, and prohibited by law. Local business leaders in Kosovo, however, reportedly have little problem with Djinovci's method of earning a living, pointing out that it shows "great enterprise."
Adolf Hitler, in Poland, talking to some of his generals, c. 1939 pic.twitter.com/wz9mGiuUfW — Old Pics Archive (@oldpicsarchive) December 24, 2014
Earlier this month, a reminder of Hitler's brutal regime was discovered in Brazil, as police noted a swastika emblazoned upon the bottom of a swimming pool. Flying overhead as part of an unrelated investigation, the officers were stunned to notice the Nazi symbol, which as the Inquisitr reported, had been in place for 13 years. As the swastika and pool reside on private property, officials were unable to file charges against the owner.
Adolf Hitler practices his speaking gestures in front of an imaginary audience, 1925 pic.twitter.com/t7Y5knLXNH
— Historical Pics (@VeryOldPics) December 25, 2014
Hitler ordered German forces to invade Yugoslavia and Greece in April of 1941. During that time, the majority of the Yugoslavian population consisted of Serbs and Croats. During the course of the Second World War, Serbs were widely persecuted by the occupying Axis forces.
Though he is remembered as the leader of Germany's Nazi party, Adolf Hitler was actually born in Austria.
[Image: YouTube/ new scene 2014 via the Daily Mail]