Sammelwerk Nr. 15
Bild Nr. 63 Gruppe 66
Das Reichskabinett bei Verkündung des Wehrgesetzes
Compilation No. 15
ADOLF HITLERImage No. 63 Group 66
The Reich Cabinet for promulgation of military law (Conscription)
Photo includes Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Wilhelm Keitel.
One of a series of cigarette card photos. 1935 Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann.
On back, glue remnants on four corners where mounted in album.One back corner thinned.
17 X 12 cm.
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Paul Joseph Goebbels (1897 –1945) was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. One of Adolf Hitler's close associates and most devoted followers, he was known for his skills in public speaking and his deep and virulent antisemitism, which led to his supporting the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust.
Hermann Wilhelm Göring (1893 –1946) was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). 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. After World War II, Göring was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg trials. He was sentenced to death by hanging, but committed suicide by ingesting cyanide the night before the sentence was to be carried out.
Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel (1882 – 1946) was a German field marshal who served as chief of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command of the Armed Forces) for most of World War II, making him the Chief of Defense for Germany. At the Allied court at Nuremberg, he was tried, sentenced to death, and hanged as a war criminal. He was the third highest-ranking German officer to be tried at Nuremberg.
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.