Hitler salutes German troops in Adolf Hitler Platz on September 1st, 1938

A set of photographs showing the private side of Adolf Hitler have been published for the first time. The colour pictures come from the collection of Hugo Jaeger, Hitler’s personal photographer, who captured him on camera him from 1936 to the final days of his rule in 1945. Jaeger hid thousands of transparencies in a leather suitcase at the end of the war. The case was found by six US soldiers as they searched a house near Munich where he was staying but they were more interested in a bottle of cognac he had also slipped inside. (Pics)



British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (front row, second right) walks past a Nazi honour guard on the way to a meeting with Adolf Hitler on September 28, 1938


Adolf Hitler speaks in Munich on the 15th anniversary of the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch


Munich is lit with torches and festooned with swastikas in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch


Adolf Hitler tours the 1939 International Auto Exhibition in Berlin on February 17th, 1939


Julius Schaub, Hitler’s personal aide and adjutant

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Hitler attends the launching of the battleship Tirpitz on April 1st, 1939


Adolf Hitler chats with several young women on a promenade of the German cruise ship Robert Ley


A sick bay aboard the Nazi cruise ship Robert Ley


View of a room in the Reichs Chancellory that contains some of the birthday presents presented to Adolf Hilter on his 50th birthday


A hand-worked castle inlaid with precious stones, given to Hitler for his 50th birthday, April 20, 1939


German actress Marieluise Claudius leans back in a chair in the Chancellery during an artists’ reception in Berlin, on January 1st, 1940

Via Telegraph