1938 Time Man of the Year


Written at the very peak of his political successes, this Time magazine article conferring on Adolf Hitler its coveted “Man of the Year Award” for 1938 offers a fascinating contemporary perspective of the Fuhrer prior to the outbreak of WW II.

While acknowledging that in less than six years he had accomplished a remarkable transformation of the German spirit – he is “applauded wildly and ecstatically by most Germans” – there are no false illusions about the dangers he posed – “Hitler became in 1938 the greatest threatening force that the democratic, freedom – loving world faces.”