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Photo taken of Nazi Party Rally, at Nuremberg, May 21 1935.
One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann.
On photo, two small brown spots UR corner. On back, glue remnants on right side where mounted in album. Some browning top edge.
17 x 12 cm // x 6 ¾” x 4 ¾”
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo)
Note: The sale of this item in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.
In the history of Germany, the Ministry of the Reichswehr or Reich Ministry of Defence was the defence ministry of the Weimar Republic and the early Third Reich. The 1919 Weimar Constitution provided for a unified, national ministry of defence to coordinate the new Reichswehr, and that ministry was set up in October 1919, from the existing Prussian War Ministry and Reichsmarineamt. It was based in the Bendlerblock building. The Wehrgesetz (Defence Law) of 21 May 1935 renamed it the Reichskriegsministerium (Reich Ministry of War), which was then abolished in 1938 and replaced with the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht.
Heinrich Hoffmann (1885 – 1957) was a German photographer, art dealer, art collector, and magazine publisher who was for many years Adolf Hitler's official photographer and a part of his intimate circle. Historian Alan Bullock succinctly described Hoffmann as an "earthy Bavarian with a weakness for drinking parties and hearty jokes" who "enjoyed the license of a court jester" with Hitler.