The NSDAP Family Celebrates Christmass

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The NSDAP Family Celebrates Christmass

Post by stcamp » 10 Oct 2003 13:53

I ran across this photo and while unable to purchase it because the bidding rose way to high I thought people might like it.
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Post by Signal » 10 Oct 2003 14:44

Very nice photo !
Note that it's a little paradoxal to see nazis celebrating Christmas : Hitler wanted to destroy the christian religion after the war, to make nazism the new religion (with him as a new god, of course).
The photo is interesting in its composition : the photo of the Führer is placed as if Hitler was one of the familly member. Note also that it's quite easy to see on the photo, and the Christmas tree is on the right, nearly hidden because the photo cuts it. Hitler's photo, on the left, is placed as if it replace the Christmas tree.
Note also that the two young girls don't really look like the very pretty young "aryan" german girls that might be seen in the nazi propaganda :) ...

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Post by Signal » 10 Oct 2003 14:44

What was the final price of the photo ?

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Post by stcamp » 10 Oct 2003 15:44

Signal wrote:What was the final price of the photo ?


I think it went for around $60.00 US. Someone was selling fotos from a scrapbook.

Yes, Thats why I thought it was interesting -- Adolf looks like a member of the family away on the front so they had a framed picture take his place.

Also, the armbands are Totenkopf. And I belive one of the men have the "Old Fighter" Chevron. My guess is this was 1940 or so. Aryan looks -- my guess is this was a Bavarian family living in Munich who were NSDAP to the core.

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Post by asturwaffen » 10 Oct 2003 18:53

This in Agfa paper?

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Post by Orok » 10 Oct 2003 18:57

Were they a real family or a propaganda posed photo?

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Post by stcamp » 10 Oct 2003 21:32

I don't know about the paper but my guess is it was real. Why? Because it was sold with a group of other pictures and the kinder were in a few. One of the guys, the one with the t-k armband was in a lot. SOme looked like troop reviews in a kasserine, some where him in uniform, some where him and his friends in what looked lik polen or russia.

Someone on here could probably id him.

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Post by Orok » 10 Oct 2003 22:07

Thanks stcamp,

Then it should be a genuine family photo!

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