The Guy Who Killed Hitler
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The Guy Who Killed Hitler refers to a series of jokes, pranks and memes intended to trick people into praising Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, who in World War Ii was responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews, Soviets, non-Jewish Polish civilians, disabled people, homosexuals and more. In 1945, Hitler committed suicide, making him the person responsible for his death. These jokes usually feature the teller suggesting that they "build a statue of the man who killed Hitler" in hopes that another will agree.
The earliest known reference to the "guy who killed Hitler" was posted by Urban Dictionary  user Random Blackman 1 on February 17th, 2014. They published a joke in which one person suggest they "make a big ass statue of the man who killed Hitler" (shown below).
Later that year, Imgur  user Daily Reminder posted a conversation between two internet users in which one calls the "man who killed hitler" a "saint" (shown below, left).
On February 15th, 2018, Urban Dictionary user mydadownsmicrosoft defined "the guy who killed hitler" as "a hero" and used the phrase in the sentence "they should build a statue of the guy who killed hitler" (shown below, right).
On September 4th, 2018, Redditor  wyattpede11 posted a Paul Ryan PowerPoint Presentation meme with the phrase "There should be a statue for the man who killed hitler." The post received more than 34,000 points (92% upvoted) and 440 comments in less than one year (shown below).
 Urban Dictionary – "":https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hitler&page=20
 Imgur – Daily reminder that the guy who killed Hitler also killed Hitler.
 Urban Dictionary – the guy who killed hitler
 Reddit – /r/dankmemes
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