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Hugo Jaeger

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:21 am

I think it's fair to say that most collectors, historians and members of Broadsword alike would know of Hitlers official photographer Heinrich Hoffmann.
Hitler also had another photographer from 1936 to 1945 referred to as his personal photographer by the name of Hugo Jaeger. During that period he took over two thousand pictures, many of which have been seen many times without perhaps a thought given to who actually took the photo's. these photo's remained hidden for many years after the end of the Second World War, surviving intact until finally sold to Life magazine in 1965.
These photo's provide an amazing look into Germany of the Third Reich Period. I don't have nor propose to show all of the photo's he took during that time in history only to present some of them here on Broadsword as I think they provide a wonderful insight into the life and times of pre war Germany. (photo's courtesy of Time Life)

"Hugo Jaeger (January 18, 1900 – January 1, 1970) was the former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He travelled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II and took around 2,000 colour photographs of the Austrian-born German dictator. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who were using color photography techniques at the time.[1]
Jaeger began photographing Hitler in 1936 and was doing so until the Second World War ended in 1945.[2] Jaeger also specialised in taking colour photographs of the Nazi propaganda spectacles, unlike Hitler's other personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann.[3] As the war was drawing to a close in 1945, Jaeger hid the photographs in a leather suitcase.[4] He then encountered American soldiers prompting fears of potential arrest and prosecution for carrying around so many images of such a wanted man.[4] When the soldiers opened the case however, their attention was distracted by a bottle of cognac they found there, which they opened and shared with Jaeger.[4]

Jaeger buried the photographs inside 12 glass jars outside Munich.[4] The photographer returned to the burial place over several years to ensure they were safe.[4] He dug up all of the photographs ten years later in 1955, storing them in a bank vault.[1][4] In 1965, Jaeger sold them to Life magazine.[4]
Life.com published the photographs as the 65th anniversary of D-Day beckoned in June 2009".(Wikipedia)

Regards Mark.

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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:54 am

I will post some more tomorrow :thumbsup:

Regards Mark.

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Re: Hugo Jaeger

Postby Dave_Holden » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:17 pm

Incredible photos Mark :thumbsup: Photo number 03 I have seen an actual copy of this made from the period negative, its in Berchtesgaden. Its as you know a shot from the Teehaus and I saw the photo as it was connected with a recent item that has just been found and is now for sale. The item was originally at the Teehaus during the winter months.

Again great photos :thumbsup:

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Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:39 am

Dave_Holden wrote:Incredible photos Mark :thumbsup: Photo number 03 I have seen an actual copy of this made from the period negative, its in Berchtesgaden. Its as you know a shot from the Teehaus and I saw the photo as it was connected with a recent item that has just been found and is now for sale. The item was originally at the Teehaus during the winter months.

Again great photos :thumbsup:

Thanks Dave. What was the item? Is it in the photograph?

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Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:38 pm

Yes, what was the item Dave?

I'd love one of those lighting fixtures, especially one of the black ones..

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