By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
In Munich on 30 August 1932, six months before Hitler took power in Germany, Winston Churchill came as close as he ever would to meeting Hitler face to face, amid sobering scenes of marching, chanting brownshirts singing Die Horst Wessel Lied.
By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
Mario Contasino will forever be connected with the story of an event that almost altered history. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. once asked: “Would the next two decades have been the same had the automobile killed Winston Churchill in 1931 and the bullet killed Franklin Roosevelt in 1933?"
By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
While Churchill and Hitler never met, they had a near encounter at a Munich hotel in the 1930's. During the evening Churchill dined with Ernst Hanfstaengl, Hitler’s foreign press secretary, to whom Churchill made the famous remark: "Tell your boss from me that anti-Semitism may be a good starter, but it is a bad sticker."