Sammelwerk Nr. 15
Bild Nr. 116 Gruppe 66
Der Führer, Professor Gall und Architekt Speer besichtigen den Baufortschritt am hause der Deutschen kunst in München
Compilation No. 15
Image No. 116 Group 66
The leader, Professor Gall and architect Speer visit the building work at the House of German Art in Munich
Dates from 21 March 1936.
One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann.
On back, glue remnants on right side where mounted in album.
12 X 17 cm.
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Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer (1905 – 1981) was a German architect who was, for most of World War II, Minister of Armaments and War Production for Nazi Germany. Speer was Adolf Hitler's chief architect before assuming ministerial office. As "the Nazi who said sorry",he accepted moral responsibility at the Nuremberg trials and in his memoirs for complicity in crimes of the Nazi regime, while insisting he was ignorant of the Holocaust.
Professor Leonhard Gall (1884, Munich –1952) was one of Adolf Hitler's architects.
Gall worked for Paul Troost and he designed a new chancellery for Munich. He was assistant to Troost on the Third Reich's first major architectural project, the House of German Art. After Troost's death in 1934, Gall took charge of the project alongside Troost's widow Gerty. He was named on the Gottbegnadeten list of artists valuable to the Nazi regime in 1944.
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.