Did Hitler ever drive ?

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 21 May 2015 19:37

Hitler opens his auto door, this must be a rare image?
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 27 Jun 2015 16:37

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 25 Jul 2015 21:22

Hitler's Ride for all my Forum friends:

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by PF » 26 Jul 2015 15:48

I dont think so-Although he did try to claim ownership of a car on his tax forms!
He did use chauffeurs
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Annelie » 27 Jul 2015 15:48


he did try to claim ownership of a car on his tax forms!


Try? In todays terms he would be eligible for that tax claim but not sure about those days
in Deutschland. One doesn't need to drive to have ownership of car only be of legal age
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by starr » 05 Aug 2015 12:49

Was there licences back in those days??? And if there was there wouldn't be strict laws on driving a car back then.
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by ManfredV » 05 Aug 2015 17:12

Since 1888 a drivers licence was necessary in Germany. But also without licence it was possible to own a car. Owners of a car had to pay taxes, but Hitler was a notorious tax evader during Weimar Republic. His "Machtübernahme" saved him from punishment by fiscal authorities.
The great "Führer" never had a "Führerschein" (joke in German)
Maybe Adolf went secretly to a parking area or closed training area and took a ride?

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 28 Jun 2017 19:52

Johnnyrocket wrote:Julius Schreck (Since 1922), Julius Schreck has driven more than a hundred thousand kilometers with Adolf Hitler. He is the only man the Nazi leader trusted to do his driving. Schreck died in Munich May 16, 1936.

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Here is the image that appears to show Hitler driving but in reality its his chauffeur actually driving:
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 28 Jun 2017 19:53

Johnnyrocket wrote:
Johnnyrocket wrote:Julius Schreck (Since 1922), Julius Schreck has driven more than a hundred thousand kilometers with Adolf Hitler. He is the only man the Nazi leader trusted to do his driving. Schreck died in Munich May 16, 1936.

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Here is the image that appears to show Hitler driving but in reality its his drive Schreck actually driving:
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 28 Jun 2017 20:07

Hitler’s Drivers
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Adolf Hitler’s chauffeurs were all close associates and long term loyal members of his personal entourage. Emile Maurice (1925-1931), Julius Schreck (1931-1934) and Erich Kempka (1934-1945).

The Nazi Party, the NSDAP, was formally established in 1920, and soon afterwards, they set up a paramilitary force, led by a close associate of Hitler’s called Emile Maurice. This force soon evolved into the notorious and brutal Sturmabteilung (SA) led by Ernst Röhm.

Early in 1923 the Stabswache (staff guard) was established as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler. This was a small inner circle of 8 men from the SA under the leadership of Julius Schreck. Emile Maurice was a member.

The Munich Beer Hall Putsch of November 1923 followed. This was an attempt by the nascent Nazi Party to seize power from the government of Bavaria. 2,000 armed members of the SA stormed a beer hall where State Commissioner Gustav von Kahr was delivering a speech. The putsch was a failure, but before it came to an end four policemen and sixteen Nazis were killed in an exchange of gunfire. During the battle a Nazi flag became bloodstained, and this flag later became the basis for the famous blutfahne (bloodflag) used in Nazi ceremonies.

The leaders of the putsch were arrested and charged with treason. Adolf Hitler, Rudolf Hess, Emile Maurice, Julius Schreck, Erich Kempka and others were convicted and given prison terms. Hitler served 9 months of his 5-year prison sentence, using the time to write his book Mein Kampf with the help of Rudolf Hess and Emile Maurice.

In 1925 a new personal bodyguard for Hitler was formed. The Schutzkommando (protection command) under Julius Schreck; Emile Maurice became Hitler’s chauffeur at that point.

Hitler was besotted with his half-niece, Angela (Geli) Raubal, who, in 1929, moved in to live with him in his Munich apartment at Prinzregentenplatz 16. She was 21 at the time. Hitler was 40.


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In September, 1931, Geli was found dead in the apartment. She had been shot by a single bullet to the heart. A suicide verdict was arrived at. Accused of having an affair with Geli, Emile Maurice was sacked and Julius Schreck became Hitler’s chauffeur (complete with matching moustache!).

Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933, and when Schreck died of an illness in 1934, Erich Kempka took over as chauffeur. Kempka held the job until Hitler’s death in 1945, and was partly responsible for burning the bodies of Hitler and Eva Braun after their joint suicide.

The Schutzkommando grew quickly to become the Schutzstaffel (SS). Maurice was SS member number 2; Schreck had SS number 5. Heinrich Himmler took over the leadership of the SS in 1929. By the end of the War, when it was dissolved, it numbered 1.25 million men.

The SA was eliminated as a force on the Night of the Long Knives, July 1, 1934, when Ersnt Röhm and most of its leaders were killed by the Gestapo.

Emile Maurice died in 1972 at the age of 75. Erich Kempka was 64 when he died in 1975. He wrote a book called I Cremated Adolf Hitler, published 1951. An English edition of the book was published in 2010 under the title I was Hitler’s Chauffeur: The Memoirs of Erich Kempka
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by GoeringsPetLion » 29 Aug 2017 22:28

He never drove a car. He was driven by his chauffeurs and Winifred Wagner (and likely also by other people).

According to Winifred Wagner, he always yelled Vorsicht, Weib am Steuer! ("Watch out, woman at the wheel!") to his chauffeur when he saw a female driver.

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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Helmut0815 » 11 Sep 2019 20:13

Today I have visited the Dokumentation Obersalzberg.
In the exhibition hall I found a photograph taken by Heinrich Hoffmann showing Hitler behind a car steering wheel.
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Caption: URLAUBSFAHRT (VACATION TOUR)
Subtitle: Die neueste Aufnahme des Führers während eines kurzen Ruhetages im bayerischen Oberland (The latest photograph of the Fuehrer during a short rest day in the Bavarian Upperland)


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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 11 Sep 2019 21:53

I agree this appears to be Hitler behind the wheel. But still not dead on. this could be an image that has the possibility of having the optical illusion of foreshortening of perspective (making an object appear closer due to its angle of view).

I'm leaving this to Geoff—Geoff what do you think?
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Johnnyrocket » 11 Sep 2019 22:12

Here is a better image of the same picture. It shows a little clearer I think, that Hitler is not directly behind the wheel of the Benz.
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Re: Did Hitler ever drive ?

Post by Br. James » 12 Sep 2019 20:26

I agree: The steering wheel in this photo is in the foreground and Hitler is seated on the passenger's seat.

If Hitler was seated in the driver's seat in this photo, he would have to look between the steering wheel's spokes to view out of the windshield!

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