At Home With Hitler

Tom Coates has posted scans of an old British Home and Gardens magazine the includes a feature called “Hitler’s Mountain Home”.

Because the article is written in gushing “better homes” language and is oblivious to the world war Herr Hitler will start less than a year after the article first appeared, it provides some unintendedly hilarious copy (if anything about Hitler can be called hilarious):

“The Fuhrer is his own decorator, designer, and furnisher, as well as architect. He is constantly enlarging the place, building new guest annexes, and arranging in these his favourite antiques — chiefly German furniture of the eighteenth century, or which agents in Munich are on the look out.

It is a mistake to suppose that week-end guest are all, or even mainly State officials…”

(via Joi Ito)