Last Chance to See Charles Lindbergh's Nazi Medal

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Service Cross of the German Eagle. Presented to Charles A. Lindbergh by Hermann Goering, 1938.
Charles A. Lindbergh received dozens of medals and accolades for his 1927 transatlantic flight, and immediately upon landing became one of the first international celebrities. The medal pictured, however, is the Service Cross of the German Eagle, and it was presented to him in 1938 by Hermann Goering on behalf of Adolf Hitler. The medal was ostensibly for Lindbergh's contributions to aviation, but it was also granted because the all-American boy from Minnesota had become an ardent proponent of Nazi Germany's military superiority and a vocal advocate for American isolationism.

As you might imagine, this stance, and his acceptance of Nazi awards, gained the aviator quite a few critics among the American public. This particular medal, along with hundreds of other artifacts and records, is currently displayed in the Missouri History Museum's long-term exhibit, Lindbergh, which closes at the end of the month.

Artifacts such as Lindbergh's Nazi prize and his damaged public image in the late '30s and early '40s are part of what makes the exhibition so interesting -- there's no shying away from Lindbergh's more incendiary political statements, which gives a clearer picture of a complex man who was first hero, then victim, then villain and ultimately no more nor less flawed than any other human being.

As an unwitting pioneer of America's celebrity culture, Lindbergh was the first to make many of the more popular missteps. He chafed at the public's fascination with his private life and yet used his public stature to try to influence politics, with disastrous personal results. And just like any number of modern celebrity screw-ups, Lindbergh eventually rehabilitated his image and was restored to his position of honor in the American pantheon. It's a cycle that's familiar, and yet seems strangely out of place in the context of the Greatest Generation (TM Tom Brokaw, used without permission), when everyone was supposedly a great patriot and loyal American.

Lindbergh closes on Tuesday, January 31, so that the historical objects can be restored and touched up where necessary. Take this final opportunity to see it and reconsider the legacy of Charles Lindbergh from all sides.

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Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave., St. Louis, MO

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Golda Meir
Golda Meir

Fucking retarded ass neo nazis hicks can suck it or get your sister to suck it for you. Fucking hillbillies. Fucking asshole licking toilet hounds. Flush yourselves down the toilet you dinkhole pieces of shit. The Jews rule. You simply do not FUCK with the Jews.

Hooty_And_His_Blowfish
Hooty_And_His_Blowfish

Even "IF" we go with the conspiracy theory that jews are victims and not instigators - riddle me this - Does this give them the right to Ala Carte atrocities that they commit against the entire WORLD without any sort of retribution whatsoever? I think not!

Knowledgeable
Knowledgeable

I would like to know what rocks these people are living under Hooty and his ilk have theirnumbers wrong and obviously never seen then General Eisenhower having the residents of towns near the concentration camps going through the camp.  Were all the bodies faked.

Nothing else to say to them. To steal a quote  I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.

 

Blowfish
Blowfish

Hitler was a true patriot. The kind badly needed here in the USA.

KITTY
KITTY

Charles Lindbergh was the second American of importance to suck up to the Nazis. The first and foremost Nazi sympathizer and supporter was none other than icon Henry Ford, a man whose great dislike of the jews - perhaps hatred - was well known. Prior to WWII, Ford had been building cars in Germany since 1925 in the name of Forkwerke. Ford and Hitler were chummy friends.  Hitler bestowed on  Ford the Grand Cross of the German Eagle  - gold and diamond studded - on July 1938 for Ford's 75th birhday. Ford subsequently gave Hitler $50,000.00 for his 50th birthday on April 20, 1939. That's a whole lotta dough in today's money.While Lindbergh had to redeem himself in the eyes of the public, Ford didn't have to. He faded into history without having his image tarnished by the Nazis as did Lindbergh.

Golda_Meir_Shower
Golda_Meir_Shower

Attention: Jew Lovers - The RECRUITING stations are WIDE OPEN and accepting new recruits to fight in the jewish wars of agresssion that the jews start and AmeriKwa fights and dies in.

Blowfish
Blowfish

A lot of camp inmates died at the end of the war. Allied bombings continuously strafed the supply trains. So of course people died. It was inevitable. NO TRAINS = NO FOOD OR SUPPLIES. You can blame the deaths on the Allies mostly. The so called "gassings" were delousings. You put that many people togethor and especially dirty eastern europeans as the jews and gypsies were and of course you have lice which leads to outbreaks of disease. Of course the Nazis weren't the Red Cross but it was a war and the jews had declared War on Germany long before they were rounded up because get this through your thick heads THE  JEWS HAD DECLARED THEMSELVES AS ENEMIES TO THE GERMANS!

1handclapping
1handclapping

"his folks" and "him" are the same person.  You shouldn't feed the trolls.

Sol_Goldstein
Sol_Goldstein

What's most peculiar about Ford and his writings on International Jewry is that even though Ford had a become a manufacturing giant all on his own and knew probably 100's or 1000's of vendors throughout many industries, he was unaware that jews were just kindly shopkeepers and limited their activities to making delightful sweets and mesmerizing toys for little children, especially orphaned and sick children, some so tiny they would fit in a teacup. How could anyone hate candy and toymakers?

Blowme
Blowme

Better than sucking up to a jew.

Hooty
Hooty

No one ever died in a gas chamber in the work camps.

Hitler's one testicle
Hitler's one testicle

Attention hicksville white supremacist cracker jacks; grow a brain you inbred asswipe  trash trailer piece of pig shit. You unedumacated human fuckhole. Rotted brain pencil dick cross burning motherfucker you. Jews fucked your momma, she banged for the gang and stooped for the troops. Too bad you weren't their spawn, you might have been born with a brain.

Pwnzorrz
Pwnzorrz

correct, those folks were worked to death.

Filter_was_a_hag
Filter_was_a_hag

Admit it, like all self chosen chosenites you actively look for ways to be offended so you can fall on the floor, thump your chest and say "oy vey, da pain, da pain. dis iz lyk da dawk times uv da shoah" and then thrust your hand out to get paid. In the abscence of an offense you make one up like this medal. You all have a nazi fetish, dreaming endlessly for hours at a time about nazis until it's time to feed yourself with some gefilte fish and matzohs and then it's right back to your nazi fantasies.

Doanchoo?

hitler was a fag
hitler was a fag

Anyone else find it ironic that we have such a badass hardcore nazo wannabe fuckstick with such a vivid imagination when it comes to all manner of gay fetishes? I think this ridiculous fuckhead is projecting his secret closet fantasies onto others which could explain his baseless hate.

Golda_Meir_Shower
Golda_Meir_Shower

You're a gay Nazi aren't you jew boy. You dress up in a black leather chaps with Nazi swastikas on it and snarf your jew boyfriend's asshole. Don't you? Come on admit it. Like all jews you've got a Nazi fetish don't you? You like dressing up like Nazis and strapping on dildos and run around the synagogue till you're breathless and then end with a massive gay orgy with the other jews.

Golda_Meir_Shower
Golda_Meir_Shower

Break out your KISS records jew queer and get to pounding your tiny dick and keep on wishing you were White but no matter what you do to disguise yourself jew boy, we'll always be able to sniff you out

Hitler got fisted by Yitsak
Hitler got fisted by Yitsak

Ha ha shitbag. Must be a bummer to be such an inferior white piece of shit. Aryan nations my ass, you don't deserve to sniff a Jewish man's shit you gutless troll. You human birth defect. Your the son of thousand fathers, all bastards like yourself. Get out of your trailer trash home down by the river and do something positive for once besides spam this place with your retarded ramblings. You could get the best results by drowning yourself in the river, talk about a good start!

Golda_Meir_Shower
Golda_Meir_Shower

FUCK THE jews! The entire Modus Operandi of this article is to tear down the absolute indisputable reputation of a TRUE AMERICAN and GIANT in history because he is White. FUCK THE jews and pieces of shit like you that have nothing better to do than constantly TRASH the White race! If it wasn't for Whites the God Damn jews would still be the filthy lice ridden animals that they are. Instead they have centuries of ripping off other nations and bleeding them dry. YOU and the jews can take a God Damn flying leap off the Empire State Building.

Hooty
Hooty

Simply amazing that records reflect that the number of jews in all of Europe at the time numbered around six million. Then six million "supposedly" died in the Holyhoax and about six million emigrated to the US and Israel after the war. Simply an amazing tribe and so sad that they were the only deaths during WWII. So amazing too that they're the only people that continue milking an event 70 fucking years after it happened without a shred of evidence - mass graves proven emtpy, gas chambers proved to be fakes built by the Russians, crematorium proven incapable of the numbers claimed, outdoor burning pits proved to be fraudulent, neither Eisenhower or Churchill's war memoir contains a single sentence about it, the list goes on and on.

P T Barnum had a saying for someone like you (and so do the jews) "There's a sucker born every minute"

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