This blog post is a little late. Our power went out at my usual posting time, which meant getting ready for work interesting, and coffeeless, and driving to work downright dangerous (no traffic lights). Anyway, here it is now, with two days in one.
19 April 1942
Tomorrow in 1942 it is, was, Hitler's birthday. There was a special concert given in honour of this the night before on 19 April 1942. Here is a musical snippet, with photos from the night.
20 April 1942
A rare colour photo, with Hilter surrounded by school girls on his 50th birthday in 1942 by German photographer Hugo Jaeger. Source
And what did he get for a present?
A convertible Volkswagen beetle, presented here by Austrian automobile manufacturer Ferdinand Porsche (the one on the left without a uniform).
He doesn’t look as happy as I would have!