Back in the 1930s, before associating with Nazis became globally frowned up, the German government established a recognition, known as the Order of the Eagle, or Verdienstorden vom Deutschen Adler. This was an honorary award given predominately to foreign diplomats and others, who were seen as sympathetic to the Nazi regime. Henry Ford is well known for his… well, let’s just say peculiar business and political ideals, and so it’s probably not surprising that he received the Grand Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle from the Nazis on his 75th birthday, making him the first American citizen to do so. Ford also has the unique distinction of being the only American mentioned by Hitler in his book, Mein Kampf.
By the way, I was originally going to entitle this post Reich and Roll, but I thought some might take offense at that.
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