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July 16, 2015

The Secret Photographs Adolf Hitler Wanted to Ban From the World Forever

These secret photographs are from an early propaganda pamphlet titled “Deutschland Erwache” (Germany Awaken) written in the 1930s that Hitler later disliked. Apparently an English soldier found the photos and his family hung on to them for years. They’re now set to be published in a book called The Rise of Hitler by Trevor Salisbury. You can kind of see why even a monster like Hitler was embarrassed by the photos, which include gems like this.

Veteran British soldier, Private Alf Robinson, was one of the first British soldiers on the ground in devastated Berlin. While on patrol he found an original Nazi propaganda book in the ruins of a bombed house. He kept the book as a ‘souvenir’ along with a couple of German-made weapons.

Alf kept the book all these years, unable to read it because it was in German, but kept it as a part of his wartime memories. 70 years later and the book is about to be re-published in other languages including English.

The book describes Hitler as honest and humble and is strong and kind. Images of Hitler posing in shorts are some of the most humorous in the book.

It wasn’t until later, during the war, that Hitler decided that these kinds of photographs of him in shorts were a little humiliating and thus he banned them. Other photographs show scenes of Hitler’s travels amongst the German people including with children, workers and his own close circle of Nazi leaders and advisors.

Hitler banned publication of this image from an early Nazi propaganda book

Hitler grinning inanely in another picture he tried to ban

Hitler banned this picture of his 'steely glare' fearing it made him look stupid

A young Hitler during his days as a Lance Corporal in the German Army

Adolf Hitler despised this 'undignified' picture of him in short trousers

Hitler despised images of him in shorts which showed his bare legs

The Nazi propaganda book claims children's eyes 'light up when the Führer is close'



  2. That"s amazing an insane person was aware of how stupid he looked in any photos. I see wariness in the girls eyes in the last picture. Even kids know a crazy person when they see one!

  3. I think Michael Palin could do a great skit dressed as the " short and knee socked Führer" ;)




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