So... I was rewatching the part of the episode with Hohenheim and Edward in Munich for the umph-teenth time, and I noticed him talking about "Thule" with one of the guys. And I went "Huh?" and did a little research.
This is what I came up with:
The Thule Society was founded August 17, 1918, by Rudolf von Sebottendorff. [snip]
It was instrumental in the foundation of the Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei (German Workers' Party) which later became the NSDAP (Nazi Party). It had members from the top echelons of the party, including Rudolf Heß and Alfred Rosenberg, though not Adolf Hitler. Its press organ was the Münchener Beobachter (Munich Observer) which later became the Völkischer Beobachter (People's Observer). The Thule Society is known to be closely connected to the Germanenorden secret society.
Well, fuck. The German page of the thing is far more detailed and has a picture of the society's coat of arms... which happens to be the one displayed on a banner in the episode. I do not like where this is leading.
So, question. What does Hohenheim have to do with a soon-to-be national socialists' party? What does this have to do with the scenes we saw in ep. 50? And does anyone else think that this might be foreboding for the movie?
Comments, additional thoughts etc. very muchly appreciated.
[Edit] The guy Hohenheim is talking to in the end of the series seems to be Karl Haushofer. Not good. Not good. Not good at all. (Thanks to chrononuriko for pointing me to the link <3) [/Edit]
History-freaks who HAVE seen the episode, please read.