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Help in Identifying a Photograph

Post by bytwerk » 01 Nov 2007 22:52

There's been some discussion at Wikipedia on this picture:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Adol ... 44Bomb.jpg

It's identified, by the National Archives, as Hitler inspecting bomb damage in 1944. That seems unlikely to me for three reasons. First, Hitler avoided visiting bomb damaged cities, particularly by 1944. Second, he's not in his war-time uniform, nor is anyone else with him. Third, he looks better than he did in 1944.

Can anyone identify this picture? It looks to me to be pre-war, but I can't find any information to date the picture precisely.

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Post by Geli » 02 Nov 2007 01:31

We had a thread about this photo some time back, and everyone agreed with the points you made. I believe someone found out that all that damage had been caused by some kind of accident, and I think it was dated 1936 or earlier...but I can't quite remember. Does anyone out there remember some key words so we can find the old thread?

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Post by ramon » 08 Nov 2007 20:20

This picture or rather another shot taken at this same time and location appears in the cigarette card album entitled Der Staat der Arbeit un des Friedens. This title is the successor volume to the often encountered Kampf um Dritten Reich.

The picture appears on page 76, upper left card. The caption reads "The Führer visits the destroyed homes in Ochselbrunn ". The internal evidence provided the image itself is sufficient to indicate that the picture was taken 1933-34 based upon the uniforms. However, this picture and others in this series have often been published averring that this is an image of Adi working the public during WWII while walking among bombed out ruins.

Hope this helps

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Post by bytwerk » 12 Nov 2007 02:03

Thank you!

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Post by mjölnir » 12 Nov 2007 09:08

These pictures were taken on September 14th, 1933, when Hitler visited the destroyed village of Oeschelbronn.
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Post by panzertruppe2001 » 12 Nov 2007 16:05

mjölnir wrote:These pictures were taken on September 14th, 1933, when Hitler visited the destroyed village of Oeschelbronn.
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Why Oeschelbronn was destroyed in 1933? Regards


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Post by Dieter Zinke » 12 Nov 2007 17:20

1933 wurde der Ort wiederum von einer Brandkatastrophe heimgesucht. 1933 brannten 203 Häuser ab. Die Ursache wurde nie geklärt. Öschelbronn wurde als Musterdorf im fränkisch-alemannischen Fachwerkstil wieder aufgebaut.


In 1933 a conflagration destroyed 203 houses (unknown cause, never cleared up).
Öschelbronn was rebuilt as a model village in a Franconian frame-work style.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niefern-%C3%96schelbronn

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