December 17, 2017

Vintage Stereo Photographs Taken by Hitler’s Personal Photographer Depicting the German Invasion of Poland in 1939

These vintage stereographs, excerpted from the album Die Soldaten des Führers im Felde (Adolf Hitler’s Soldiers in the Field), depict the German invasion of Poland in 1939, and the division of that country between the invading German and Russian armies.

The photos were taken by Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler’s personal photographer and confidant, who in the late 1930s and early ’40s published a series of limited-run portfolios chronicling various German conquests under the auspices of his military-aligned publishing house, Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein. Many of the pictures captured Polish equipment and soldiers, and some of the Germans and Russians meeting in the field for the first time.

Adolf Hitler leaving headquarters for a parade in Warsaw, Poland, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

Hitler arrives at Oppelin airport for his visit to the Eastern Front, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

The Polish-Russian border posts at the demarcation line, Poland, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

German troops write greetings cards from Warsaw, Poland, 1939. (Photo by Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

A German military horse dead by the roadside, Poland, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

Polish prisoners interrogated by a German officer, Poland, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

Neufahrwasser on the Westerplatte Peninsula, Poland, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

Polish Jews being used as forced labor after the Nazi invasion, Poland, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

Jewish beds are burned in the market place in Myslenice, Poland, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

Polish prisoners and a nurse on the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

Adolf Hitler’’s parade in Warsaw, Poland, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

A Russian officer at the Polish-Russian demarcation line, 1939. (Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images)

(Images from Nazi 3D Book Die Soldaten des Führers im Felde, via Timeline)



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