Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hitler And Himmler In Color

Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler, participating in Hitler’s daily stroll at the Berghof.

The year of the photograph is unknown, but it definitely does not date from the final winter of the war. Hitler last visited the Berghof in July 1944.

In the last few years, an enormous number of official color photographs of Germany during the war years has been released. Virtually all such photographs emanate from Russia. Such signifies that the Russians seized one or more German photographic archives in the final days of the war, transferred the archives to Moscow, sat on the archives for decades—and, in recent years, have finally begun to release such photographs on a piecemeal basis.

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