Jakob Nacken was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1906, 1939 and 1940  he came to the U.S. and appeared at the New York World's Fair.

 

During World War ll he returned to Germany to fight against the Allies.

 

He was captured in 1944 being the biggest Nazi in the world, his capture and imprisonment was reported by the press throughout the United States.

 

In 1949 he returned to the U.S. to take a job as "The World's Largest Santa Claus" and eventually became a citizen.

 

As late as 1959 he appeared at Ripley's Odditorium on Broadway as the World's Tallest Man, Jakob  Nacken died at the age of 81 in Europe.

 


 

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