Sammelwerk Nr. 15
Bild Nr. 33 Gruppe 62
Übernahme der Reichsführerschule in Bernau im Jahre 1933
Compilation No. 15
ADOLF HITLERImage No. 33 Group 62
Takeover of the Reich Führer (Leadership) School in Bernau in 1933
One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo taken in 1933 by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Back has four paper remnants on corners where mounted in album.
17 X 12 cm.
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The ADGB Trade Union School operated for three years with its intended use until May 2, 1933 when the building was confiscated by the Nazis in World War II. Once occupied by the Nazi SA soldiers the building was used as a school by the NSDAP and later in 1936 it became a school to train the leaders of the SS (Schutzstaffel), SD (Sicherheitsdienst) and Gestapo.
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.