Hitler's Life in Pictures - A Photo Book - From His Birth in Braunau 1889 to the Anschluss in Vienna 1938 - First Published in 1940 as 'Wie Die Ostmar

Hitler's Life in Pictures - A Photo Book - From His Birth in Braunau 1889 to the Anschluss in Vienna 1938 - First Published in 1940 as 'Wie Die Ostmar

by Joachim Von Halasz
     
 

This photo book with about 250 pictures was published in 1940 as a propaganda work to promote the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany and to illustrate the deep roots common to both countries. Even though many Austrians had welcomed Hitler as illustrated by their cheering crowds, more propaganda was apparently considered necessary.

Hitler's personal photographer

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Overview

This photo book with about 250 pictures was published in 1940 as a propaganda work to promote the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany and to illustrate the deep roots common to both countries. Even though many Austrians had welcomed Hitler as illustrated by their cheering crowds, more propaganda was apparently considered necessary.

Hitler's personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann took most photos. They had met in 1919 in Munich, and Hoffmann became the only photographer allowed to take pictures of the dictator.

The book possibly appealed mainly to a younger generation who liked to collect and trade the more than 250 collectable photos. A single photo came with each purchase of a pack of cigarettes. The pictures where then glued into the book. These collectable images were very popular at the time but usually with themes such as animals or plants. Hitler used the cigarette pictures for the first time to promote a political message.

The reprint of this rare book will be welcomed by scholars of the period as an indispensable primary source offering a valuable perspective on the formation and development of Nazi ideology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905742172
Publisher:
Foxley Books
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.23(d)

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