almediah.fr
» » Hitler Was My Friend: The Memoirs of Hitler's Photographer

Download Hitler Was My Friend: The Memoirs of Hitler's Photographer eBook

by Heinrich Hoffmann

Download Hitler Was My Friend: The Memoirs of Hitler's Photographer eBook
ISBN:
1848326084
Author:
Heinrich Hoffmann
Category:
Leaders & Notable People
Language:
English
Publisher:
Frontline Books (January 11, 2012)
Pages:
256 pages
EPUB book:
1860 kb
FB2 book:
1640 kb
DJVU:
1806 kb
Other formats
docx txt docx txt
Rating:
4.2
Votes:
909


Heinrich Hoffmann was more than Hitler's personal photographer, He was one of the few men who could actually call Hitler his friend. Hoffmann did much to shape and project this image of Hitler the Messiah to the Germany, and to the world

Heinrich Hoffmann was more than Hitler's personal photographer, He was one of the few men who could actually call Hitler his friend. Hoffmann did much to shape and project this image of Hitler the Messiah to the Germany, and to the world. He also proved to be a sounding board for Hitler, at least in the early years, and would introduce Hitler to his assistant, Eva Braun, who would become the unofficial "Mistress of the Berghof", Hitler's private retreat in the Bavarian mountains, and later, in Hitler's Berlin bunker, to die with him as his wife.

Hitler Was My Friend book. He became Hitler's Heinrich Hoffman was a key part in the making of the Hitler legend, the photographer who carefully crafted the image of the F�hrer as a godlike figure. Hoffmann published his first book of photographs in 1919, following his work as an official photographer for the German army. In 1920 he joined the Nazi Party, and his association with Hitler began. He became Hitler's official photographer and traveled with him extensively.

We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. We never accept ads.

The Young Hitler I Knew - The Memoirs of Hitler's Childhood Friend .

97 MB·505 Downloads·New! August Kubizek met Adolf Hitler in 1904 while they were both competing for standing room. Systems Thinking, : Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture. Hitler's Spy Chief: The Wilhelm Canaris Betrayal: the Intelligence Campaign Against Adolf Hitler. 25 MB·2,998 Downloads·New!

The fact that Hitler was intensely aware of controlling his image is hardly news and he is not the first or last leader . The Memoirs of Hitler’s Photographer. Published by Frontline Books ISBN: 978-1-84832-608-8.

The fact that Hitler was intensely aware of controlling his image is hardly news and he is not the first or last leader to go down that route. They all do it. What this fascinating book does is bring a lot of this aspect of his rise and fall to life. Nearly seventy years after his death, Adolf Hitler remains as intriguing as ever. So, imagine in 1955, at a time when his madness was still painfully fresh in the hearts and minds of millions how this memoir of Heinrich Hoffmann was received.

Hoffmann published several books on Hitler in the 1930s, including The Hitler Nobody Knows (1933)

Hoffmann published several books on Hitler in the 1930s, including The Hitler Nobody Knows (1933). Hoffmann and Hitler were very close, and he acted not only as a personal confidante - his memoirs include rare details of the Fuhrer - but also as a matchmaker it is Hoffmann who introduced Eva Braun, his studio assistant, to Hitler. At the end of the war, Hoffmann was arrested by the US military, who also seized his photographic archive, and was sentenced to imprisonment for Nazi profiteering.

Heinrich Hoffman played a key part in the making of the Hitler legend. He became Hitler's official photographer and travelled with him extensively

Heinrich Hoffman played a key part in the making of the Hitler legend. He was the photographer who carefully crafted the image of the Fuhrer as a godlike figure. In 1920 Hoffman joined the Nazi party, and his association with Hitler began. He became Hitler's official photographer and travelled with him extensively. 4 people like this topic. Hoffmann and Hitler were very close, and he acted not only as a personal confidante - his memoirs include rare details of the Fuhrer - but also as a matchmaker - it is Hoffmann who introduced Eva Braun, his studio assistant, to Hitler. At the end of the war, Hoffmann was arrested by the US military, who also seized his photographic archive, and was sentenced to. imprisonment for Nazi profiteering.

Heinrich Hoffmann was Hitler's official photographer. He was totally non political. And this is what makes this memoir important for historians because Hoffman spends a lot of his book trying to explain Hitler's intuition and how it worked. Although he was an expert professional photographer he had no real interest in politics but he became Hitler's buddy. When Albert Speer said in his memoirs that if Hitler had a friend it would have been M. peer he was mistaken. I can think of no other book that deals with this in depth as this book does. Hitler had many enemies; but he seemed oblivious to threats (and he had many enemies especially from the Communists).

As official 'court' photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann played a critical role in the painstaking cultivation of. .He took over two million photographs of Hitler and published several books including The Hitler Nobody Knows (1933).

As official 'court' photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann played a critical role in the painstaking cultivation of Hitler's public image and the glorification of the Third Reich. However, his influence stretched far beyond the realm of propaganda. At the end of the war, Hoffmann was arrested by the US military, who seized his photographic archive, and was sentenced to imprisonment for Nazi profiteering.

Heinrich Hoffman was a key part in the making of the Hitler legend, the photographer who carefully crafted the image of the Führer as a godlike figure. Hoffmann published his first book of photographs in 1919, following his work as an official photographer for the German army. In 1920 he joined the Nazi Party, and his association with Hitler began. He became Hitler's official photographer and traveled with him extensively. He took over two million photographs of Hitler, and they were distributed widely, including on postage stamps, an enterprise that proved very profitable for both men. Hoffmann published several books on Hitler in the 1930s, including The Hitler Nobody Knows (1933). Hoffmann and Hitler were very close, and he acted not only as a personal confidante - his memoirs include rare details of the Führer - but also as a matchmaker – it is Hoffmann who introduced Eva Braun, his studio assistant, to Hitler.At the end of the war, Hoffmann was arrested by the US military, who also seized his photographic archive, and was sentenced to imprisonment for Nazi profiteering. This edition of a classic book includes photographs by Hoffmann and a new introduction by Roger Moorhouse.
  • Aurizar
Heinrich Hoffmann was Hitler's official photographer. He was totally non political. Although he was an expert professional photographer he had no real interest in politics but he became Hitler's buddy. When Albert Speer said in his memoirs that if Hitler had a friend it would have been Mr.Speer he was mistaken. Hitler needed someone who was not into politics but whom he could talk about art and somebody he could trust. Heinrich was basically Hitler's view to the average person of Germany; somebody who had little ambition, somebody whom he could talk about trivial hobby stuff and who would not even understand much of what Hitler was really doing. Many of us have a similar type friend......someone we can talk about sports or art or just everyday topics but may not understand what you do professionally. But here is the key word about this unusual relationship..........Hitler trusted Heinrich probably because he was there at the beginning of Hitler's politcal career and at one time Heinrich and Hitler were almost assassinated together by an armed robber on the road to Munich before WW II got started. The armed robber shot at Hitler's car putting 3 holes in the rear of the vehicle but missing the personnel (i.e Hitler and Heinrich).

Heinrich was the buddy that Hitler could call at 2:00 AM in the morning to go places and they did so. What is fascinating is that Hoffman does not really fully understand a lot of what is going on until later when someone fills him on the big picture. Heinrich is in demand for special favors from others like the General Staff because he has the ear of the "Fuhrer" and Hitler will often do favors for him when everybody else gets a tongue lashing. Everybody on Hitler's staff is baffled by the relationship between the two but they know that for some unknown reason Hitler turns into a placid and agreeable human being whenever Hoffman is around. So Hoffman becomes the go-to guy for special requests like forestalling Operation Sea Lion and it works. Hitler does not invade England in Sept of 1941. (I am not making this up !) So to most observers Hitler becomes this open minded buddy with Heinrich and actually listens to him whereas at all other times Hitler becomes the implacable and distant Fuhrer.

Because Heinrich was the trusted friend of Hitler and everybody knew it (But nobody could really understand it; it is an enigma to everyone but everyone realizes the phenomena is real; but inexplicably so) he was given requests to do because Hitler trusted him and would listen to Heinrich as someone who did not have political ambitions or ulterior motives. What makes this relationship even more absurd is that Heinrich does not look like a Nazi superman at all. He is short, prone to getting drunk and is quite fat so when you see this image in your mind's eye you think it is the most absurd picture but it is there.) How do you explain it ? My theory is that Hitler just needs someone he can trust, somebody without a real agenda and Hoffman was there at the beginning and Hoffman can get the Fuhrer to laugh. Hoffman in my opinion is the court jester and therefore gets away with being an unofficial adviser to Hitler and one that can get the Fuhrer to laugh at jokes and talk art. Even till the end Hitler trusts Hoffman. Whenever his staff saw that Hitler was depressed which was quite often after the battle of Stalingrad someone would say....."We need to get Hoffman here to cheer up the Fuhrer !"

Heinrich himself is fascinated with Hitler and his so called intuition which was uncanny at least as far as assassination attempts. And this is what makes this memoir important for historians because Hoffman spends a lot of his book trying to explain Hitler's intuition and how it worked. I can think of no other book that deals with this in depth as this book does. Hitler had many enemies; but he seemed oblivious to threats (and he had many enemies especially from the Communists). Hitler often road in an open vehicle in the streets before large crowds before the invasion of Poland in Sept of 1939. Hitler apparently had some inner voice that would literally tell him when to duck. Hitler would even talk to Hoffman about this uncanny ability to dodge bomb attempts, rocks and bullits. Hilter is also mystified by the phenomena and basically admits this ability but doesn't understand it. With Heinrich though, he would reveal that after a near miss he would have a strong premonition that something was not right and step to the left or right and subsequently dodge the threat. There is a chapter in this book about all the missed assassination attempts to kill Hitler and how he seems to always dodge the so called bullit or bomb threat. Hitler talks about this inner voice but doesn't understand it beyond knowing that this intuitive feel is palpable and he trusts it.

The story of how Operation Sea Lion was cancelled is fascinating. According to this account Operation Sea Lion came close to be executed in Sept of 1940. Also Heinrich supports the theory proposed by Victor Suvorov in his books The Chief Culprit and Icebreaker that the invasion of Russia on June 22, 1941 was a preemptive strike against Stalin who was planning to invade Western Europe about the July 1941 time frame. Hitler struck first before Stalin could strike Western Europe. Highly recommended book for the WW II historian.
  • Jerdodov
Anyone familar with Hitler or the Nazis, has seem his work. Heinrich Hoffmann was more than Hitler's personal photographer, He was one of the few men who could actually call Hitler his friend. Hoffmann did much to shape and project this image of Hitler the Messiah to the Germany, and to the world. He also proved to be a sounding board for Hitler, at least in the early years, and would introduce Hitler to his assistant, Eva Braun, who would become the unofficial "Mistress of the Berghof", Hitler's private retreat in the Bavarian mountains, and later, in Hitler's Berlin bunker, to die with him as his wife.

The book is interesting from a strict historical perspective. Hoffmann provides some quaint and generally unimportant facts and antidotes about Hitler and his entourage. But if you're looking for something more than essentially trivia, this isn't the book for you. However, it does show Hilter is a different light; more of a flesh and blood human being and far from the monster he's often protrayed as. The book has a generous number of pictures to fil out its 250 pages (with Epilogue).
  • Angana
Herr Hoffmann was no dummy. He knew who he was dealing with for all those years, and yet he was able to compartmentalize his relationship with Hitler such that he could provide a realistic and objective portrait of the twentieth century's most influential figure. He occupied a unique position in the Fuhrer's coterie of official and unofficial companions. Probably as close to an intellectual peer as Hitler had readily available to him, Hoffmann's emotional stability, self-assurance and genial personality allowed him to successfully navigate around and through a host of self-promoters and sycophants who surrounded the Fuhrer without compromising his own moral fiber. His influence on Hitler, although limited, was always positive.

For those who can appreciate the gravity and import of Hitler's effect on history while maintaining a fascination for the facts and details of his life, this book provides a wealth of information untainted by the hatred, affected or otherwise, influencing virtually all other authors. Hoffmann was a photographer with an artist's sensibilities and even as photographs (at least in those days) don't lie, neither did Hoffmanns portrayal of this lightning rod of leftist ire.