Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Hitler in Paris
Adolf Hitler spent the morning of June 23, 1940 in Paris. He had never visited before. He liked the Eiffel Tower, and had his picture taken there, but found the Louvre disappointing. He had some quiet time at Napoleon’s tomb. The 51 year-old despot, war criminal and former painter spent three hours in the city. He would never come back. A year later, almost to the day, he invaded Russia. Hitler appears 12 times in A Book of Ages.