Günther never wanted to put on a uniform, that is until the Nazis made him look down a barrel and he was drawn against his will. After being stationed in the Netherlands, Günther shot himself in the foot – so he did not have to shoot at anyone else. Disabled after prolonged hospitalization he returned home, in his luggage something he did not know or have before: A „Flemish Giant“. According to the standard of the "Central Association of German Breed Rabbit Breeders" this giant rabbit must not weigh over 11.8 kg. Due to nazification this breed was renamed between 1937 and 1945 to „Deutscher Riese“ = „German Giant“, which never really interested Günther.