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  • 1936


For 1936, Time Magazine named Hitler "Man of the Year."

The success of the Olympic Games, and the favorable impression which visitors took away from Germany certainly contributed to this selection.

In its write-up, Time singled out the economic recovery from the Depression as Hitler's greatest achievement, but equally emphasized his restoration of Germany's self-confidence and pride.

In an oft-quoted remark, Winston Churchill, a visitor at the Olympic Games in Berlin, told a reporter that "should Great Britain ever fall upon really evil days, he would hope that an Adolf Hitler would appear there to restore the nation."

This picture is a rare seated photograph, and it gives to the demogogic leader a "statesmanlike" look.

Perhaps it implies that Hitler has become "civilized" by his conservative allies, and that he is now Salonfähig.

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