Hitler was insecure about his face, so he had a friend photograph him in weird poses to see how he looked during speeches.

You look like a man who will be remembered forever as the embodiment of evil.

Hitler had a personal photographer named Heinrich Hoffmann, who would later publish a memoir called Hitler Was My Friend. My fingers threw up as I wrote that title. In it, Hoffman published this hypnotizing photo series of Hitler trying out all the different expressions and postures he would consider for his histrionic, hate-mongering speeches.

Then Dolfie would check them out and see if he wanted to share or delete. Actually, Hitler told Hoffmann to destroy them all, but like the most evil unwanted and unflattering #tbt tag of all time, they've been published anyway.

Sources: Heinrich Hoffman | h/t Mashable