Unseen Hitler photographs published.

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  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Unseen Adolf Hitler photographs published - Telegraph

    A set of photographs showing the private side of Adolf Hitler have been published for the first time.

    Hitler in Wilhelmshaven for the launching of the battleship Tirpitz. Photo: TIMELIFE


    A swimming pool aboard the German KdF ('Kraft durch Freude,' translated as 'Strength Through Joy') cruise ship Robert Ley during a voyage to Norway, May 1939. Photo: TIMELIFE

    Hand-worked castle inlaid with precious stones given to Hitler for his 50th birthday. Photo: TIMELIFE

    Julius Schaub, Hitler's personal aide, at Party reception; the Fuhrerbau. Photo: TIMELIFE

    German actress Marieluise Claudius during an artists reception, Berlin, Germany, 1940.

    The colour pictures come from the collection of Hugo Jaeger, Hitler's personal photographer, who captured him on camera him from 1936 to the final days of his rule in 1945.
    They include a glimpse inside Berghof, his mountaintop estate in Bavaria, and his private apartments in Berlin.

    There are also scenes from parties, copies of some of his watercolours and a new image of him at Munich with Neville Chamberlain.
    One striking shot shows him staring into the distance surrounded by his advisers at a candlelit Christmas dinner in 1941.
    Another captures him waving out of the window of a cruise ship in 1939 while the collection also looks at his wider life, with images of his schoolfriends.
    The collection, sold by Jaeger to Life magazine in 1965, was almost seized by American troops in 1945.

    Jaeger hid thousands of transparencies in a leather suitcase at the end of the war.
    The case was found by six US soldiers as they searched a house near Munich where he was staying but they were more interested in a bottle of cognac he had also slipped inside.
    Jaeger later buried the photographs in glass jars before eventually passing them on to the magazine.

    Previously unseen pictures from the collection are being published online at LIFE.com to coincide with the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

    Adolf Hitler, Up Close - Adolf Hitler: Up Close - LIFE
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  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Marvellous, Peter!

    I'd give you a few rep points but I've already reached my limit for today :) Next time (maybe!).

    More from Jaeger.


    Hermaaaaaann? Wo bist du, meine kleine Fledermaus? :lol:
    (Hitler in Wilhelmshaven for the launching of the battleship Tirpitz. Front L: Admiral Raeder(?) and Hitler.)


    Adolf with Robert Ley in the Robert Ley (1939) :)


    Would you buy a used VW from this man?
    (Hitler speaking at Fallersleben Volkswagen Works cornerstone ceremony, with Volkswagen Beetle on display. (near Wolfsburg). NSKK guy in front)

    See for yourselves: here and here!. Or better yet, go to Google Images and search for "source hitler:life" and "source jaeger:life", or "source whatever:life".

    Best of luck!
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    More Jaeger.


    "Annual midnight swearing-in of SS recruits, w. group in fore bearing swastika banners & uniformed mass in rear standing in Nazi flag-draped square." (Feldherrenhalle)

    Again, dress these bozos with British battledresses or like Poilus, and poof!, there goes the Myth. The only competent nazi there ever was was Dr.J.Göbbels, now he was the one who exactly knew what he was doing!
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    And remember, a good Aryan must be tall like the Führer, athletic like the Propagandaminister and svelte like the Reichsmarschall!


    (Phot. Hoffmann, this time)
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Good stuff.

    Hand-worked castle inlaid with precious stones given to Hitler for his 50th birthday. Photo: TIMELIFE
    Wonder which squaddy's backpack that ended up in.
    US, Soviet, or Commonwealth? And do their descendants still live in a jolly nice house :D

    Or whisked away to Bolivia to help pay the plastic surgery bills...
  6. Rotherfield

    Rotherfield Senior Member

    Hi all
    Thought the attached photo's might be of interest for some of the forum members,
    Kind regards

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    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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