Hitler loved pranks

Hitler loved pranks. He once tricked a high ranking Nazi into thinking he was going on a suicide mission, causing him to escape, hand himself over to the allies and give up vital info. As the NSDAP consolidated its power, several disputes arose between Hanfstaengl and Germany’s Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels. Hanfstaengl was removed from […]

Hitler personal photographer sold the colored photos to life magazine

Hitler personal photographer sold the colored photos to life magazine

Hugo Jaeger, Hitler’s personal photographer and loyal follower, hid away his color photograph to avoid prosecution, then sold them to Life Magazine for a profit in 1955.   “Hugo Jaeger’s photographs normally celebrate the glory and triumphalism of the Third Reich But in this set he depicts the tragic circumstances of Jews while allowing them […]

Hitler expected General F. Paulus to commit suicide His response was

 When the battle of Stalingrad seemed lost for the Germans, Hitler expected his General, F. Paulus, to commit suicide. His response was: “I have no intention of shooting myself for this Bohemian corporal”. Paulus surrendered in Feb 2, 1943. Paulus and his staff surrendered the next day, 31 January. On the 2 February 1943 the […]