He was considered average. Some who met him noted he was small, but this wasn’t because he was actually of below-average height. He was Yorkshire Terrier Official sleepshirt shirt very unassuming. I think the image he presented through propaganda didn’t line up with his in-person appearance. People saw him and thought, “huh…he’s smaller than I expected,” and left it at that. Also, I’m sure only hiring SS men who were 6′0″ or taller didn’t help. The irony? Hitler was 5′9 (179cm) which is approximately 2 inches taller than the national average for men in Europe born during the late 1800s to early 1900s.