Sammelwerk Nr. 15
Bild Nr. 21 Gruppe 64
Abordnung aus dem Saargebeit vor der Reichskanglei
Compilation No. 15
Image No. 21 Group 64
Secondment from the Saar area before the Reich Chancellery (Berlin)
Hitler saluting crowd from second floor window.
One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann.
On back, glue remnants and paper thins on corners, where photo was mounted in album.
8 x 12 cm - 3 1/8” x 4 3/4”
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo)
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A referendum on territorial status was held in the Territory of the Saar Basin on 13 January 1935. Over 90% voters opted for reunification with Germany, with 9% voting for the status quo as a League of Nations mandate territory and less than 0.5% opting for unification with France.
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.