Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

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Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by jeffhan373 » 03 Feb 2014 16:16

The attached photo shows Hitler addressing the Old Fighters at the Buergerbraeukeller on November 8, 1939. Unbeknownst to all present, Georg Elser's bomb would go off later that night. Many of the men we see seated here would have been hurt or killed had they been in the immediate vicinity of the podium.

I'm trying to identify as many of these men as I can. So far, from left to right, I have:

Rosenberg (bottom left corner), Goebbels, Frick, Fiehler, Huehnlein, Kriebel, Hierl, Epp, Hess, Schaub, Adolf Wagner, Martin Bormann, Brueckner, Himmler, Graf, Christian Weber, Heinrich Hoffmann, Rudolf Schmundt, Max Wuensche. Dr. Todt might be between Kriebel and Epp. Max Amann might be right below Frick. Karl Wolff might be behind Schmundt. The camera seems to have missed many other Prominente, like Goering, Schwarz, Ley.....

I'm surprised by how close relative unknowns could get to Hitler, like the men between Goebbels and Huehnlein. Can anyone put names to any others here?
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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by Pitino » 03 Feb 2014 16:31

Great picture and it looks like if Hitler had talked a little longer the entire NSDAP-Reichsleitung would have been decapitated!!!!

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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by Pitino » 03 Feb 2014 16:33

jeffhan373 wrote:The attached photo shows Hitler addressing the Old Fighters at the Buergerbraeukeller on November 8, 1939. Unbeknownst to all present, Georg Elser's bomb would go off later that night. Many of the men we see seated here would have been hurt or killed had they been in the immediate vicinity of the podium.

I'm trying to identify as many of these men as I can. So far, from left to right, I have:

Rosenberg (bottom left corner), Goebbels, Frick, Fiehler, Huehnlein, Kriebel, Hierl, Epp, Hess, Schaub, Adolf Wagner, Martin Bormann, Brueckner, Himmler, Graf, Christian Weber, Heinrich Hoffmann, Rudolf Schmundt, Max Wuensche. Dr. Todt might be between Kriebel and Epp. Max Amann might be right below Frick. Karl Wolff might be behind Schmundt. The camera seems to have missed many other Prominente, like Goering, Schwarz, Ley.....

I'm surprised by how close relative unknowns could get to Hitler, like the men between Goebbels and Huehnlein. Can anyone put names to any others here?
The man between Goebbels and Huhnlein could be RL Wilhelm Grimm. Also, the man stooped down behind v. Epp looks a little like Goring???? However, that could be Goring setting directly underneath Hitler and the podium with his back to the camera. Finally, I do not see RL Bouhler or RL Buch in the picture either.

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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by Mark Costa » 04 Feb 2014 02:24

Pitino:

That is indeed Grimm in his army uniform. I have a photo just like this, but taken from the opposite side showing the other side of room that shows Goering, Schwarz, Rosenberg, Bouhler, Buch, Saupert etc. I will have to dig it up.

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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by Georges JEROME » 04 Feb 2014 03:26

Von Grolmann is behind bormann

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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by Andrey » 04 Feb 2014 05:59

1. Man behind Karl Fiehler (sitting sideways to the camera) is Prof. Dr.med.vet. Friedrich Weber.
2. SS-officer between Heinrich Hoffmann and Max Wünsche is SS-Ostuf. and Hitler's adjutant Hans Pfeiffer.

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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by Wessel » 04 Feb 2014 22:24

Looks like Todt between Kriebel and Von Epp.

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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by jeffhan373 » 04 Feb 2014 23:01

More photos of the event at the Buergerbraeukeller in 1939:

1. Hitler at the end of his speech. Note Blood Order ribbon

2. Hitler addresses the Old Fighters. At the right, beneath the SS escort to the Blood Flag, Hermann Schaefer, the "sound man" for such events

3. After the speech. L-r: Frick, Ley, Hierl, Goebbels (hidden by Hierl), Fiehler, Dr. Friedrich Weber. The man behind Fiehler appears to be a Stosstrupp veteran (note cufftitle)
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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by JonFish » 01 Mar 2014 21:07

I can just about see Goebbels in the bottom left corner
Here another fantastic shot, Hitler with Weber.
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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by Erich S » 01 Mar 2014 21:17

I like the the method of wearing the BO by the Heer officer behind Hitler.

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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by harmel » 02 Mar 2014 01:28

Pretty sure last pic was not 1939 as one of the Army officers with glasses is
Erich Fellgiebel and he was a GM in 1938
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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by jeffhan373 » 02 Mar 2014 16:00

Photo in Post #9 is definitely not 1939 - Hitler never wore the brownshirt uniform again after war broke out. That photo is from 1936 - 1938.

That's not Fellgiebel, either. The only Army officers present at these events were the occasional adjutants and men who had been at the Infantry School in Munich on Nov. 9, 1923. Fellgiebel was neither - nor was he a Blood Order holder.

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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by Halfdan S. » 03 Mar 2014 00:33

jeffhan373 wrote:More photos of the event at the Buergerbraeukeller in 1939:

1. Hitler at the end of his speech. Note Blood Order ribbon
Looks like it has been manipulated …

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Re: Hitler in Munich, Nov. 8, 1939

Post by harmel » 05 Mar 2014 12:25

Interesting Jeff I stand corrected!
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