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July 31, 2016

Incredible Set of Head Shots of Adolf Hitler From 1944 Show How He Could Have Disguised Himself

Fearful that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler would attempt to flee Germany, US intelligence tried to predict what the Führer would like if he altered his appearance. The Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a precursor to the CIA, had asked Eddie Senz, a New York make-up artist, to clone the portrait of the German leader after D-Day on 6 June 1944 because they feared that ‘Der Fuehrer’ would be able to flee from Germany assuming a disguise.

This combination of six pictures shows head shots of Adolf Hitler in numerous guises.

Here are Senz’s head shots of the Führer in numerous guises.

Here’s Hitler without hair or his infamous mustache.

Hitler with glasses, a thicker mustache, and a widow’s peak hairstyle.

Hitler with a beard.

Hitler with a thinner mustache, thick-rimmed glasses, and a slightly new hairstyle.

Hitler without a mustache and a widow’s peak hairstyle.

Interestingly, the images were not seen by the public until the 1990s. It is reported that German magazine, Der Spiegel, discovered and published them. They were later released by the US National Archives in Washington.

(Images: Reuters/Amanda Macias/Business Insider, via Business Insider)


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