A story by Meghan Keneally, who may or may not be American.Eeriest Christmas party ever: Pictures show Hitler and fellow Nazis celebrating by a giant tree at the start of World War II http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1hflgvr2R
Starts with the following, rather startling, statement:
LIFE magazine released a series of photos from a Nazi Christmas party in 1941, right during the beginnings of World War II when they sent Jews, homosexuals and gypsies away to their death at concentration camps.
Well, Meghan, WW2 began in 1939 (though the USA only entered it in 1941). In English we don't use 'beginnings' in that way. Death camps came later, not at the 'beginnings' of the war. Concentration camps and death camps were different things.
She seems to refer to the Nazis as 'a group' which is a bit odd.
That picture, showing Hitler's hands grasped at his mouth as he sits quietly next to a peer, was the only one of the group that LIFE originally ran.
Probably means 'clasped'. His hands are folded in front of his chin as he sits, looking thoughtful. Not sure about the 'peer' - wasn't he the leader? Yes, thought so.
She refers to a 'Tannenbaum tree' - I've never seen that used in England, always a Christmas Tree for us, Meghan.
Typos, general errors abound alongside the worst kind of clunky English:
He sold them to LIFE magazine in 1965, though they sill were not shown to the public until they were published in an online gallery in 2009 in an effort to memorialize the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
Not the quality one would hope for from a major defender of the truth.
Of course it really shows that sub-quality cheap junior journos or freelancers are simply whacking in the copy with little or no subbing.