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From this article in The Telegraph:

In a move designed to remove an embarrassing link to Germany's past Dulmen town council voted to revoke the honour its predecessor once bestowed upon Hitler.

It becomes the latest German town to erase an unwanted memory, with historians estimating that more than 4,000 German towns and cities once granted the Nazi leader honorary citizenship.

I'm curious to know if any official honours (not restricted only to citizenships), awards, or decorations were granted to Hitler outside Germany.

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An interesting bit of trivia is that Henry Ford and Adolf Hitler had a pretty close relationship. –  Doc Nov 28 '12 at 21:21
    
@Hypoxide I think this needs some further evidence. Could you please identify any? –  Drux Mar 21 '13 at 11:58
    
@Drux en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_ford#Controversy –  Doc Mar 21 '13 at 13:19
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@Hypoxide So Henry Ford apparently was anti-semitic, and Hitler expressed some admiration and sent funds seekers to the man. But how does that amount to a "pretty close relationship" between Ford and Hitler: did they ever meet or have e.g. letters survived? IMO it does not really amount to that, although also Ford now seem somewhat tainted by his views and this undesirable acquaintance. –  Drux Mar 21 '13 at 14:15
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Hitler was awarded honorary citizenship in a few Austrian cities. Amstetten revoked Hitler's honorary citizenship in May 2011 and Braunau, which includes Ranshofen, Hitler's birthplace, followed in July 2011. Klagenfurt's mayor, Christian Scheider, removed Hitler from the city's roll of honour without waiting for verification that the city had ever honoured him:

If it should emerge that Adolf Hitler ever received an honorary citizenship of the provincial capital Klagenfurt from anyone - a supposition which lies before us - this is officially revoked and disallowed

Lastly, Hitler was Time Magazine's Person of the Year (then Man of the Year) in 1938, a choice solely based on his influence on the events of the year and not really an honour or an indication of approval of his activities.

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Thanks Yannis. I'd forgotten about the Time magazine cover. Just to clarify, I'm interested in anything officially complimentary towards this monorchid :) –  coleopterist Nov 28 '12 at 13:49
    
@coleopterist One thing you should probably clarify in your question is if you are looking for honours bestowed upon Hitler during his lifetime, because unfortunately there probably are quite a few neo-nazi groups that have (and continue to do so) honoured Hitler long after his death. –  Yannis Rizos Nov 28 '12 at 13:53
    
Good point. Rather than explicitly stating as you suggest, I've added a rider that that award needs to be "official". –  coleopterist Nov 28 '12 at 13:56
    
Time magazine repeatedly tries to explain (to mostly deaf ears) that the only honor in receiving their "Man of the Year" is that it means you were a big driver of events that year. I does not mean Time approves of you. –  T.E.D. Nov 28 '12 at 19:59
    
@T.E.D. I'd hope that would be obvious to everyone, but changed the wording anyway. –  Yannis Rizos Nov 28 '12 at 20:22
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There were Adolf Hitler square in Lvov, Adolf Hitler avenues in Dnepropetrovsk and Kiev (now Ukraine) and Adolf Hitler street in Riga (now Latvia). But all under German occupation.

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Sorry, undervote. Since these were occupied lands, they were effectively German, while the question specified "ouside Germany". –  Felix Goldberg Mar 21 '13 at 5:42
    
@FelixGoldberg same arguably applies to Yannis Rizos' answer (see my comment there). Perhaps honors from Vichy France should count: such could certainly exist given the pressures of the time (perhaps even honors from Switzerland too.) –  Drux Mar 21 '13 at 7:53
    
@Felix Goldberg technically my answer is valid: the Ukraine and the Baltic were not annexed to Germany unlike Austria. –  Anixx Mar 21 '13 at 12:34
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But that it is a distinction entirely without difference. They didn't even have puppet governments like some other occupied countries had - they were ruled by German officials. –  Felix Goldberg Mar 21 '13 at 13:47
    
Now Japan certainly was "outside" Nazi Germany, and maybe they awarded some honors in return. –  Drux Mar 21 '13 at 14:26
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First, he is still some honoured citizen (HC) in some cities. Here is a Polish news he is still HC in Szczecin (Stettin), there is nothing to do with this, because law does not specify how to take his HCship back. But Szczecin was of course German city, like Wrocław (Breslau) or Olsztyn (Allenstein).

If Free City of Danzig can be considered as "outside Germany", he was a HC of this state (Polish Wikipedia).

One interesting note is that (again citing Wikipedia)

Technically, Hitler was awarded the Olympic Games Decoration for serving as host to the 1936 Olympics, but never displayed or even acknowledged having received this award.

I think he could have been given also his Allies' decorations, like Italy, Japan, Rumania, Finland, Hungary. Perhaps it was also possible to get in pre-war times from the countries he would later invaded.

This is an example of naming a street in Rome Via Adolf Hitler (date is 1938).

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