The World: Keeping That Face Out of Sight

TWENTY-SIX years after Adolf Hitler shot himself to death in his Berlin bunker, the face of the late, unlamented dictator has become an acute embarrassment to the Austrian government. Der Führer, whose likeness appeared on at least 15 different stamps in dozens of denominations, commissioned a special issue for his 54th birthday in 1943. The Austrian State Printing Office, a Nazi enterprise at that time, printed the stamps in Vienna. No one knows how many went into circulation. But when the Third Reich fell two years later, some 20 million remained, and they...

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