Sammelwerk Nr. 15
Bild Nr. 42 Gruppe 67
Ministerpräsident Göring beim Führer auf dem Obersalzberg
Compilation No. 15
Image No. 42 Group 67Minister President Göring to the leader of the Obersalzberg
Hitler meeting with Hermann Göring, at his home at Berchtesgaden (“Wolf’s Lair”).
One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Glue remnants on back corners where mounted in album.
8 x 12 cm // 3 ⅛” X 4 ¾”
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo)
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Hermann Wilhelm Göring (1893-1946) was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
A member of the NSDAP from its earliest days, Göring was wounded in 1923 during the failed coup known as the Beer Hall Putsch. He became addicted to morphine after being treated with the drug for his injuries. After helping Adolf Hitler take power in 1933, he became the second-most powerful man in Germany. He founded the Gestapo in 1933, and later gave command of it to Heinrich Himmler. Göring was appointed commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe (air force) in 1935, a position he held until the final days of World War II.
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.