German D-LZ 129 Hindenburg 1937 Tragedy

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Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917) the founder of the company Zeppelin led the way to the development of the airships and built the German D-LZ 129 Hindenburg in the early 20th century. When the Hindenburg was in the process of completion, Paul Joseph Goebbels who was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945 wanted the Hindenburg to be named Adolf Hitler, even though he Hindenburg was completed with the financial support of the Nazi government, Dr. Hugo Eckener the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin and the commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin refused to name it after Hitler and named the airship after the president of Germany, Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). Even though Dr. Hugo Eckener refused to name it after Adolf Hitler, the rudder of the Hindenburg would eventually have the swastikas emblazoned on its tail fins symbolizing the Nazi power. This led to continuing bomb threats which led to suspicions of sabotage in the Hindenburg disaster on May 6, 1937. The cause of the explosion of the Hindenburg has never been determined. Read the full article about the German D-LZ 129 Hindenburg 1937 Tragedy at