WW2: German Gallery

Where did these images come from?
(Excerpt from Life Time @ http://life.time.com/)

In the late 1930s, very few photographers were using color film. German photographer Hugo Jaeger was an early adopter, & when Adolf Hitler was introduced to Jaeger’s work, he liked what he saw.

“The future,” Hitler reportedly told Jaeger, “belongs to color photography.”

Between 1936 & 1945, Jaeger was granted unprecedented access to Hitler, traveling & chronicling, in color, the Fuhrer & his confidants at small gatherings, public events &, quite often, in private moments. Here, LIFE.com presents a small selection of photographs from Jaeger’s astonishing — & chilling — archive, featuring Hitler with his fellow Nazis, sycophants & assorted hangers-on.

Read more: Adolf Hitler: Color Photos by His Personal Photographer | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/adolf-hitler-color-photos-by-his-personal-photographer/#ixzz3EHfG04s9


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