Heinrich Hoffmann called his memoir “Hitler was my friend”, and it’s hard to argue. Personal photographer took photos of the führer and his entourage over twenty years, and sealed a lot. Writes about it WAS.
1. HARD TARGET
30 Oct 1922 Henry Hoffman received from the American Agency asked to send a photo of Adolf Hitler for the huge for the time money. However, it was not easy: the führer did not allow anyone to remove themselves to be mysterious.
Hoffman was lucky he met Adolf at the wedding, and he promised that the right of the first picture will definitely give a new friend. But all was in vain – savvy American reporter was the first to make a photo of Hitler and hide from security.
2. OFFICE ROMANCE
Hitler liked to say: “my bride is Germany.” So, two of his most high-profile affair ended sadly. With the most famous mistress of the Fuhrer, Eva Braun, his poznamky it Hoffman.
In 1930, the 19-year-old girl got a job at a shop where she began to take care of Hitler himself. However, to get married he wasn’t going to, and invited Eva out on dates from time to time.
And once in the summer of 1932 the girl did not come to work. It turned out that the day before she tried to shoot himself because of the neglect of Hitler. So she got a real relationship with the führer.
3. THE SAME FACES AND MODERN ART
In the summer of 1937 in Munich had to open the exhibition, which have carefully selected 8 thousand works of art. However, a few days before the opening of Hitler inspected the event and was extremely dissatisfied.
The führer couldn’t stand any avant-garde, modernism, impressionism — this painting was branded a “degenerate art”. He believed that modernists prevented him from becoming an artist.
4. COMPLEXES OF HITLER
Hoffman recalls that, more than anything, Hitler was afraid to appear ridiculous. He was embarrassed of the time when wore Bavarian leather shorts, and demanded to withdraw all the pictures where he is in them.
Hitler was very shy about nudity and even kicked all the servants, when required to change.
The Fuhrer almost shy about everything. He pulled your picture with Scottish Terrier, because I thought that would look funny with a small dog.
Remember, as the foreign press rejoiced in the death of Hitler.
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Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.