These Creepy Photos Take You Inside Hitler’s 1930s Homes

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UNILAD 150928 hitler decorator 013 These Creepy Photos Take You Inside Hitlers 1930s HomesHeinrich Hoffmann photograph of architect Albert Speer (far left), interior designer Gerdy Troost, Hitler, and others inspecting the House of German Art construction site in Munich on June 29, 1935, on the occasion of the topping-out ceremony. Credit: Library of Congress via Time

These images take a eerie look into Adolf Hitler’s 1930s homes.

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The Nazi propaganda machine went deeper than just broadcasts and posters, Hitler’s domestic life was displayed in photos to project the image of a modern, sophisticated ruler, Time reports.

Photographer Heinrich Hoffmann was given access to three of Hitler’s residences: his country home, the Berghof; his Munich apartment; and the official chancellor’s residence in Berlin.

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UNILAD 150928 hitler decorator 034 These Creepy Photos Take You Inside Hitlers 1930s HomesHeinrich Hoffmann, photograph of the Cabinet Room (formerly the Congress Hall) on the second floor of the Old Chancellery in Berlin after the renovation by the Atelier Troost, c. 1934. On January 30, 1933, Hitler had been sworn in as chancellor by President Hindenburg in this room. Credit: Library of Congress via Time
UNILAD 150928 hitler decorator 056 These Creepy Photos Take You Inside Hitlers 1930s HomesHeinrich Hoffmann, photograph of Hitler’s private study on the second floor of the Old Chancellery in Berlin after the 1934 renovation by the Atelier Troost. Credit: Library of Congress via Time
UNILAD 150928 hitler decorator 063 These Creepy Photos Take You Inside Hitlers 1930s HomesHeinrich Hoffmann, photography of Hitler’s private library on the second floor of the Old Chancellery in Berlin after the 1934 renovation by the Atelier Troost. Credit: Library of Congress via Time
UNILAD 150928 hitler decorator 072 These Creepy Photos Take You Inside Hitlers 1930s HomesHeinrich Hoffmann, photograph of Hitler’s Ceremonial Office on the second floor of the modernist building annex to the Old Chancellery in Berlin after the renovation of the former Red Room by the Atelier Troost, c. 1935. This office preceded the more famous and monumental formal office designed in 1939 for the New Chancellery by Albert Speer. Credit: Library of Congress via Time
UNILAD 150928 hitler decorator 082 These Creepy Photos Take You Inside Hitlers 1930s HomesPhotograph by Heinrich Hoffmann of Gerdy Troost speaking with Hitler and surrounded by a crowd of Nazi bigwigs at the House of German Art in Munich on the Day of German Art, July 16, 1939. Those pictured (from left to right): Eugen von Schobert, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Dino Alfieri, Gerdy Troost, Heinrich Himmler (back turned), Konstantin von Neurath. Credit: Bavarian State Library via Time

A creepy look into the home of a genocidal maniac.


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