We do not usually give so much space to the work of men we admire so little.
Here, rare color photos from the over-the-top celebrations that marked Hitler’s 50th birthday (April 20, 1939), as well as some of the obscenely gaudy gifts bestowed on the German leader by his peers and sycophants.
Pictured: Adolf Hitler receives a model of a Condor airplane as a gift on his 50th birthday, Berlin, April 20, 1939. Beside Hitler (left) stands Capt. Hans Bauer, his personal pilot.