This historic magazine article appeared on U.S. newsstands not too long after Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor in the office of President Paul von Hindenburg (1847 – 1934). The journalist presented a number of opinions gathered from assorted European countries as they considered just what a Nazi Germany would mean for the continent:
"Dressed in a frock coat and silhouetted against the light, he raised his hand a thousand times in the ancient Roman greeting which he has taken for his party salute."
Below, the streets were thronged with people cheering. Thus the man, who in the last fifteen years has never held a real job, and who a year ago was without a country, was welcomed to the seat of Bismarck."
The German economist who made the Reich's rearmament possible was named Hjalmar Schacht, click here to read about him...
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