Although Adolf Hitler claimed that the Germans belonged to a superior Aryan race of white, tall, blonde, blue-eyed individuals, he himself was of modest height, blue-eyed, and brown-haired.
His last secretary, Traudl Jung, often said in interviews that people were amazed about Hitler's blue eyes. Those who met Hitler after the war often refer, in their memories, to his remarkably pale, clear blue eyes, which in many states apparently had a distinctive hypnotic quality.
Hitler's eyes are historically significant because they are sometimes attributed to mystical qualities: followers often describe them as flaming, hypnotic, dominating. Objectively, they were physically prominent – large and slightly protruding – and Hitler made a point of using them to dramatic effect.