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Berchtesgadener Hof

Berchtesgadener Hof

Reinhard Heydrich whispering something to Heinrich Himmler

i ship them so badly. ((it's just a joke.)) Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich

Putzi Hanfstaengl and Adolf Hitler at the Cafe Heck in Munich in the 1920s

Putzi Hanfstaengl and Adolf Hitler at the Cafe Heck in Munich in the

These are the private photographs Adolf Hitler didn't want anyone to see. Taken by photographer Heinrich Hoffmann, the extraordinary pictures show Hitler rehearsing while listening to a recording of one of his own speeches. They were reportedly taken in 1925, soon after Hitler was released from a nine-month stint in prison during which he dictated his autobiography, Mein Kampf. After seeing the photographs, Hitler requested that Hoffmann destroy the negatives, but he did not.

These Photos Of Adolf Hitler After Prison Release Are Unbelievable

Hitler posing to a recording of one of his speeches after his release from Landsberg Prison. (Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann/Keystone Features)

Banquet to welcome the visit of Hitler to the headquarters of Jagdgeschwader 26 ( JG 26 ) " Schlageter " at Château de Bonnance in Abbeville , northern France , one day before Christmas 1940. From left to right : Hauptmann Rolf Pingel ( Gruppenkommandeur I. / JG 26 ) ; Adolf Hitler ( Führer und Reichskanzler ) , Oberstleutnant Adolf Galland ( Geschwaderkommodore JG 26 ) ; and Gerhard Hauptmann Schöpfel ( Gruppenkommandeur III . / JG 26 )

Hitler having tea with Luftwaffe fighter pilots. To his left is famous fighter pilot ace Adolf Gallant. Hitler was fond of delivering his usual rants in such gatherings and visited often with officers in the early part of the war.

Adolf Hitler

Revealing: The DNA tests on relatives of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler show he was probably descended from Jewish people and North Africans

Adolf Hitler In The Period 1890-1929

October, 1923 photo of Hitler at the Marsfeld outside Munich. Ulrich Graf on the right. Note the rudimentary swastika armband and puttees on the man to the right of Hitler.

(Picture from the USHMM, courtesy of the National Archives.) Adolf Hitler listens to a radio broadcast of the results of German parliamentary elections.