♥ Book Title : Hitler Was My Friend
☯ Full Synopsis : "Heinrich Hoffmann was the photographer to kings, princes, and the glitterati of the first half of the 20th Century. His archive of images ran into the millions and he grew to be rich and moderately famous. An assistant in London to Emil Otto Hoppé, the undisputed leader of pictorial portraiture in Europe at the time, Hoffmann returned to Germany, progressed through the tumult of WWI into the chaos of the Weimar, and there he came into contact with an idealist with a growing following—Adolf Hitler. As official ‘court’ photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann played a critical role in the painstaking cultivation of Hitler’s public image and the glorification of the Third Reich. However, his influence stretched far beyond the realm of propaganda: not only was he present during many of the key moments in the history of the Third Reich, he was also a close, personal friend of the Führer, with exclusive and intimate access to Hitler’s inner circle and to the man himself. It was Hoffmann who introduced Hitler to Eva Braun, his studio assistant. It was also Hoffmann with whom Hitler was on a trip from Munich to Hamburg when the Führer received word that his beloved niece, Geli Raubal had committed suicide. Hoffmann took over two million photographs of Hitler and published several books, including The Hitler Nobody Knows (1933). At the end of the war, Hoffmann was arrested by the U.S. military, who seized his photographic archive, and was sentenced to imprisonment for Nazi profiteering. These memoirs were first published in English in 1955, four years after his release from prison, and represent a crucial eyewitness source for the historian and general reader alike."Article| Heinrich Hoffmann| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Hitler Was My Friend
☯ Full Synopsis : "As official 'court' photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann played a critical role in the painstaking cultivation of Hitler's public image and the glorification of the Third Reich. However, his influence stretched far beyond the realm of propaganda. Not only was he present during many of the key moments in the history of the Third Reich - he was also a close, personal friend of the Führer with exclusive and intimate access to Hitler's inner circle and to the man himself. It was Hoffmann who introduced Hitler to Eva Braun, his studio assistant. He took over two million photographs of Hitler and published several books including The Hitler Nobody Knows (1933). At the end of the war, Hoffmann was arrested by the US military, who seized his photographic archive, and was sentenced to imprisonment for Nazi profiteering. His memoirs are a crucial eyewitness source for the historian and general reader alike, offering an illuminating glimpse of the dictator's personality and a remarkable, behind-the-scenes account of the Nazi regime. This edition includes a new Introduction by Roger Moorhouse."Article| Heinrich Hoffmann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Hitler Was My Friend
☯ Full Synopsis : "Heinrich Hoffman was a key part in the making of the Hitler legend, the photographer who carefully crafted the image of the Fhrer as a godlike figure. Hoffmann published his first book of photographs in 1919, following his work as an official photographer for the German army. In 1920 he joined the Nazi Party, and his association with Hitler began. He became Hitler's official photographer and traveled with him extensively. He took over two million photographs of Hitler, and they were distributed widely, including on postage stamps, an enterprise that proved very profitable for both men. Hoffmann published several books on Hitler in the 1930s, including The Hitler Nobody Knows (1933). Hoffmann and Hitler were very close, and he acted not only as a personal confidante—his memoirs include rare details of the Fhrer—but also as a matchmaker it is Hoffmann who introduced Eva Braun, his studio assistant, to Hitler.At the end of the war, Hoffmann was arrested by the US military, who also seized his photographic archive, and was sentenced to imprisonment for Nazi profiteering. This edition of a classic book includes photographs by Hoffmann and a new introduction by Roger Moorhouse."Article| Heinrich Hoffmann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : My Friend Hitler and Other Plays of Yukio Mishima
☯ Full Synopsis : "Acclaimed Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima (1925--1970) was also a prolific playwright, penning more than sixty plays, nearly all of which were produced in his lifetime. Hiroaki Sato is the first to translate these plays into English. For this collection he has selected five major plays and three essays Mishima wrote about drama. The title play is a satire that follows the breakdown of friendship between Adolf Hitler and two Nazi officials who were ultimately assassinated under orders from Hitler."Article| Yukio Mishima| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : With Hitler in the West
☯ Full Synopsis : "In May 1940, the German Army swept over Europe, unleashing a campaign of battles of annihilation on a hitherto unheralded scale. France was quickly overcome and Holland, along with Belgium, fell in a matter of days. At the head of this vast operation was the Fu?hrer with his Supreme Command, and on hand to document the highlights of their inimitable campaign was Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler's close friend and official photographer. This is an invaluable photographic record of the events of Spring 1940, originally published as Mit Hitler im Westen, which was regarded as Heinrich Hoffman's finest work. The striking images displayed within provide both an intimate view inside the life of the Fu?hrer, and present a chilling glimpse into one of history's most vicious campaigns, and darkest hours. An important historic work, With Hitler in the West provides a fascinating insight into the events of 1940, that shook the world."Article| Heinrich Hoffmann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : I Was Hitler's Chauffeur
☯ Full Synopsis : "“An insider view of Hitler’s closest circles, providing an invaluable account of the final months of the war” (History of War). Erich Kempka served as Adolf Hitler’s personal driver from 1934 through to the Führer’s dramatic suicide in 1945. His candid memoirs offer a unique eyewitness account of events leading up to and during the war, culminating in those dark final days in the Führer’s headquarters, deep under the shattered city of Berlin. He begins by describing his duties as a member of Hitler’s personal staff in the years preceding the war, driving the Führer throughout Germany and abroad, and accompanying him to rallies. The crux of his memoir, however, covers his life with Hitler in the Berlin Führerbunker. Crucially, Kempka witnessed Hitler’s marriage to Eva Braun and his last dinner and personal farewell to all those present, before he and his wife committed suicide. Hitler’s final order to Kempka was that he have ready enough petrol to burn him and his wife. Under constant Soviet artillery fire, Kempka, Linge, and others poured petrol over the bodies and burnt them. The account concludes with Kempka’s hazardous escape out of a burning Berlin more than 800 kilometers through Allied-occupied Germany, his arrest, and interrogation before being sent to serve as a witness at Nuremburg."Article| Erich Kempka| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : He was My Chief
☯ Full Synopsis : "Schroeder recalls Hitler as a man, and provides an intimate view of the workings of his household. She reveals Hitler's likes and dislikes, his daily routine and habits, his relationship with his family, the games he used to play - even his sense of humour."Article| Christa Schroeder| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler
☯ Full Synopsis : "Traces Hitler's life from his childhood in Austria to his final days in Berlin, exploring how his promises of prosperity and power along with anti-Semitic rhetoric allowed him to lead the nation of Germany into World War II."Article| James Giblin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Address Unknown
☯ Full Synopsis : "A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 -- and now an international bestseller. Address Unknown When it first appeared in Story magazine in 1938, Address Unknown became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation. Published in book form a year later and banned in Nazi Germany, it garnered high praise in the United States and much of Europe. A series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, Address Unknown is a haunting tale of enormous and enduring impact."Article| Kathrine Kressmann Taylor| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : My new order
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Adolf Hitler| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Hitler I Knew
☯ Full Synopsis : "“Up to the last moment, his overwhelming, despotic authority aroused false hopes and deceived his people and his entourage. Only at the end, when I watched the inglorious collapse and the obstinacy of his final downfall, was I able suddenly to fit together the bits of mosaic I had been amassing for twelve years into a complete picture of his opaque and sphinx like personality. If my contemporaries fail to understand me, those who came after will surely profit from this account.”—Otto Dietrich When Otto Dietrich was invited in 1933 to become Adolf Hitler’s press chief, he accepted with the simple uncritical conviction that Adolf Hitler was a great man, dedicated to promoting peace and welfare for the German people. At the end of the war, imprisoned and disillusioned, Otto Dietrich sat down to write what he had seen and heard in twelve years of the closest association with Hitler, requesting that it be published after his death. Dietrich’s role placed him in a privileged position. He was hired by Hitler in 1933, was his confidant until 1945, and he worked—and clashed—with Joseph Goebbels. His direct, personal experience of life at the heat of the Reich makes for compelling reading."Article| Otto Dietrich| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Hidden Hitler
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Lothar Machtan| Statement ..."