How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

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How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by Potsdamerplatz » 20 Apr 2006 22:09

Today 20th April is Hitler's birthday.

I am wondering how the occasion was celebrated throughout the Reich by ordinary Germans and the soldiers during wartime?

I remember seeing photographs of a party in Poland (either Warsaw or Krakow) to celebrate Hitler's birthday in 1943. It was a massive function with alcohol, music and performing artists to entertain the troops. Many senior Nazis attended including SS-Gruppenfuhrer Hans Hinkel. Was this a regular thing or maybe just a one-off event?

Thanks in advance for any information.

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Post by Chuck_jm » 20 Apr 2006 22:22

Interesting question David, i was also wondering if he liked massive celebrations or prefered a small inner circle gathering.
I have no doubt he would eat as much birthday cake as possible.

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 21 Apr 2006 00:20

Chuck,

As to how Hitler personally celebrated his birthday - I think he was a very private person and preferred the company of his inner-circle and staff rather than big extravagant parties.

I think Hitler's ideal birthday would be spent quietly at the Berghof with Eva Braun, the political inner-circle and his favourite secretaries and adjutants. Maybe there would be a small dinner and then afterwards they would all gather around a crackling fire whilst Hitler entertained his guests with some of his stories (and perhaps bored them with his political rants) :roll:

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Post by Chuck_jm » 21 Apr 2006 00:29

Yes i imagine exactly that David, it would be nice to see some pics of AH celebrating his birthday.

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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 19 Mar 2019 02:51

Hello to all :D; a little complement...................................

AH 47th Birthday: the Parade of Germany 's Armed Forces.

Source: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1936-London-New ... 282534fda6

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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 25 Sep 2019 04:16

Hello to all :D; well known pictures..................................

AH 50th Birthday: the great Parade 1939.

Source: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4143/4799 ... 0724_b.jpg
http://cde.peru.com/ima/0/1/3/3/7/13372 ... hitler.jpg

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 25 Sep 2019 09:47

Such humility!

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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 13 Nov 2019 21:16

Hello to all :D; more..................................

AH 50th Birthday 1939 - Aufklärungs-Abteilung 13 in Stendal.

This series of photographs was taken during a parade held on April 20, 1939 in Stendal, the hometown of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 13, to celebrate the birthday of Adolf Hitler.

Source: http://www.angelraybooks.com/diewehrmac ... /aa13a.htm (offline)

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 20 Nov 2019 22:48

Hello to all :D; a little complement...................................

AH 47th Birthday: the Parade of Germany 's Armed Forces 1936.

Source: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1936-London-New ... 282534fda6

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 23 Feb 2020 20:45

Hello to all :D; more..................................

AH 50th Birthday: the great Parade 1939.

Source: https://subastas.catawiki.es/kavels/236 ... color-2004

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by Nickdfresh » 02 Mar 2020 21:05

I'm sure the birthday party of a turnip eating teetotaler must have been a hoot! :D

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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 07 Mar 2020 18:38

Hello to all :D; more..................................

AH 47th Birthday 1936.

On his 47th birthday, on April 20, 1936, AH promoted his military commanders, General von Blomberg to Field Marshal, Generals Freiherr von Fritsch and Göring to Colonel General and Admiral Raeder to Admiral General.

Source: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1936-London-New ... 282534fda6

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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 31 Mar 2020 22:38

Hello to all :D; more..................................

AH 50th Birthday: the great Parade 1939.

Source: https://www.catawiki.es/l/23671515-alem ... color-2004

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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