An Incredible Photo From The Time When Nazis Walked Freely On US Soil

An incredible photo from the time when Nazis walked freely in US soil

This is the LZ 129 Hindenburg being moved into a hangar in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 9, 1936. A year later — on May 6, 1937 — it would be destroyed by fire in one of the most famous air accidents in history.

It just seems fascinating to me that Nazis could freely prance around the world like that — even while it was clear that it was a military regime shrouded in racist and imperialist propaganda. But then, that didn't stop Time Magazine from giving Hitler the Man of the Year award in 1938 — one year before the war started and after the German involvement in the Spanish Civil War.

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