Portrait of Chancellor Adolf Hitler, 20 Apr 1937

Caption   Portrait of Chancellor Adolf Hitler, 20 Apr 1937 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-S33882
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Adolf Hitler   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 20 Apr 1937
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 9 Jul 2009
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1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
20 Jun 2009 07:20:03 PM

"Any alliance whose purpose is not the
intention to wage war is senseless and

-Hitler in "Mein Kampf", 1925
2. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
8 Jul 2009 09:22:24 AM

Hitler the tax dodger: He spent years evading
taxes and owed German authorities a total of
405,000 Reichmarks equal to 8,000,000 today
but his tax debts were forgiven after he came
to power...I wonder how he worked that out?
Hitler earned 1,232,000 Reichmarks from his
book "Mein Kampf", and should have paid about
600,000 Reichmarks as income but he didn't.
Teachers at that time made 4,800 marks a year.
Hitler said he donated much of it to charity for widows, but he didn't.
To lower his taxable income, Hitler used many
tax strategies that are used today. Hitler's
troubles with the Munich tax office vanished after he took power in 1933.
The infamous 1933 Enabling Act gave Hitler
dictatorial powers and also helped win his
battles with the tax office. The tax office
wiped out his 405,494 tax debt.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
15 Nov 2009 05:02:43 PM

"The art of leadership..consists in
consolidating the attention of the
people against a single adversary
and taking care that nothing will
split up that attention".

-Adolf Hitler-
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Nov 2009 06:21:09 PM

"He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future".

-Adolf Hitler-
5. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 May 2012 02:53:53 PM


One of the most well known photos taken of
Adolf Hitler, his official photographer was
Heinrich Hoffman, who was a Nazi Party Member, survived the war and was later arrested by the Americans he was tried and sentenced to four-years in prison for war profiteering.
All his photos were seized by the US, and are now in the National Archives, Washington D.C.

Did you know:
Every German Household, Business Large and Small, School, Government Office, Military Facilities throughout Nazi Germany had this, photograph, or ones like it hanging for all to see.
I wouldn't be surprised if people in Germany carried a small size photo of the Fuhrer in their wallet or purse.


At the end of WWII how many Germans burned, tore up and trashed the Fuhrer's photo how, many were afraid being branded a Nazi who were they frightened of the most the Western Allies or the Russians.
Could many Germans really believe Hitler and the Nazis were gone, and the price they paid for following a mad man into hell.

6. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Jan 2015 05:58:06 PM


Besides wearing civilian clothes from time to time, Adolf Hitler wore three types of uniforms
before and during World War II. The first uniform no type of cap was worn, a brown long sleeve shirt w/tie, swastika arm band, Sam brown cross belt, trousers jackboots and his World War I medals as Party Leader.

The second uniform shown in above file photograph
was a brown peaked cap, brown single and double breasted military style jacket w/swastika arm band, breast and hip pockets, white shirt w/tie, Sam brown cross belt and jackboots he also wears his World War I medals keeping his roll as the Chancellor and Party Leader.
In above photograph, Hitler wears the Eagle of Sovereignty Pin on his tie, this was a special award of the Nazi Party held by Hitler alone, to denote his position as Fuhrer.

Third uniform when England declared war on Germany
September 3, 1939 Hitler started to wear a field gray peaked cap, simple double breasted field gray jacket, white shirt w/black tie, with black trousers and black shoes.
The swastika party arm band was replaced with a gold version of the National Service Eagle worn on the left sleeve. Hitler continued to wear his WWI service medals and gold Nazi Party Badge.

Special State Affairs, Hitler wore a white double breasted jacket w/black trousers, black shoes






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