Sammelwerk Nr. 15
Bild Nr. 30 Gruppe 63
9 November 1934 in München. Der Führer spricht vor der Feldherrnhalle zu den in die partei neu aufgenommenen Angehörigen der Hitler-Jugend und des Bundes Deutscher Mädel
Compilation No. 15
Image No. 30 Group 63
9th November 1934 in Munich. The leader speaks in front of the Feldherrnhalle to the newly added to the party members of the Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls
One of a series of cigarette card photos.
Photo taken in 1934 by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Back has four paper remnants on corners where mounted in album.
12 X 17 cm
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The Feldherrnhalle was the scene of a confrontation on Friday morning, 9 November 1923, between the Bavarian State Police and the followers of Adolf Hitler in which the Nazi party attempted to storm the Bavarian Defense Ministry. This was the culmination of the Nazis' failed coup attempt to take over the Bavarian State, commonly referred to as the Beer Hall Putsch. In the ensuing gun battle, four policemen and sixteen marchers were killed. Many more were wounded, including Hermann Göring. As a result of the failure of the so-called Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler was arrested and sentenced to a prison term.
After the Nazis took power in 1933, Hitler turned the Feldherrnhalle into a memorial to the Nazis killed during the failed putsch. A memorial to the fallen SA men was put up on its east side, opposite the location of the shootings. This was under perpetual ceremonial guard by the SS. The square in front of the Feldherrnhalle was used for SS parades and commemorative rallies. New SS recruits took their oath of loyalty to Hitler in front of the memorial.
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.