MEMORY LANE: REMEMBER WHEN TIME MAGAZINE NAMED ADOLF HITLER MAN OF THE YEAR IN 1938?
Time Magazine is known for choosing radicals as its “Man of the Year.” Just a reminder for a reminder for millennials and Generation X, let’ take a stroll through the memory lane. In 1938, Time Magazine made Adolf Hitler “Man of the Year,” The same Time Magazine TWICE named Joseph Stalin the “Man of the Year.”
In the article titled: “Adolf Hitler: Man of the Year, 1938,” below is what the Time Magazine said back then:
Greatest single news event of 1938 took place on September 29, when four statesmen met at the Führerhaus, in Munich, to redraw the map of Europe. The three visiting statesmen at that historic conference were Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain, Premier Edouard Daladier of France, and Dictator Benito Mussolini of Italy. But by all odds the dominating figure at Munich was the German host, Adolf Hitler.
Führer of the German people, Commander-in-Chief of the German Army, Navy & Air Force, Chancellor of the Third Reich, Herr Hitler reaped on that day at Munich the harvest of an audacious, defiant, ruthless foreign policy he had pursued for five and a half years. He had torn the Treaty of Versailles to shreds.
You can read the rest of the story at Time Magazine archives.