Henry Ford receives the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, an award given to foreign industrialists helpful to the Third Reich. The presented by Karl Kapp, German consul-general of Cleveland (left), and Fritz Hailer, German consul of Detroit (right).Two of the first recipients of the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, right after Hitler created it, were the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, and his son-in-law Count Ciano.
In 1927, Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, published a violently anti-Semitic book, The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem. Hitler kept a photograph of Henry Ford in his Nazi Party office in Munich.
(Source: Trading with the Enemy: the Nazi-American Money Plot 1933-1949 by Charles Higham)