That Time Germany Got Obsessed With Polar Bear Photos

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By iHeartRadio

That Time Germany Got Obsessed With Polar Bear Photos

Tuesday, 12 November

When French photo collector Jean-Marie Donat stumbled upon his first vintage picture of a German dressed as a polar bear, he initially thought it was just an odd historical anomaly -- at least, that is, until he found a second one. And then a third. And on, and on. Eventually Donat realized he'd stumbled across a bizarre photo trend: For decades Germany was obsessed photographs of people dressed as polar bears. So how did this trend get started, and why did it disappear? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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