GERMANY: Birthdays

Forty-seven years ago last week at Revel, Russia (now Tallinn, Estonia), a boy was born who was destined to make his mark in European politics. As a youth he soap-boxed for anti-Semitism and studied architecture. As a nominal subject of the Tsar he fought (so his enemies later said) with the Russian Imperial Armies. As a descendant of an old German Baltic family, he became a Pan-German and returned, after World War I, to his "spiritual homeland."

In Germany he fell in with a young politician on the make, Adolf Hitler by name, and began to supply him with most...

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