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Hitler Wanted These Images To Be Destroyed, They Weren't

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Hitler Wanted These Images To Be Destroyed, They Weren't

After fighting in The Great War, Hitler did a short spell of time behind bars in 1925 following the "Beer Hall Putsch." In short, it was a failed attempt to seize power in Munich, Bavaria, during 8-9 November 1923. Around 2,000 men marched to the centre of Munich, where they confronted the police, this resulted in the death of 16 Nazis and four policemen. Hitler himself was among the many that were wounded.

After two days, Hitler was arrested and charged with treason. During his time in jail he wrote his infamous manifesto Mein Kampf. He was eager to seize power of Germany, that was clear, and obviously he did. We all know history.

One thing he was a fan of was public speaking obviously.

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Apparently he picked up this talent in beer halls, one thing Germany has an abundance of.

According to Mashable, Hitler was extremely self-conscious about his appearance and would often rehearse his speeches multiple times in many different manners with multiple approaches.

His longtime photographer Heinrich Hoffmann would be asked to capture these moments to Hitler could review them to see how dopey, powerful, racist, hateful he looked.

Hitler specifically asked Hoffmann to delete these photos because they were "beneath one's dignity," Hoffmann kept them in his studio however.

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The photos were later published in his memoir, Hitler Was My Friend.

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Words by Matthew Cooper

Lead Image Credit: Heinrich Hoffmann/Getty

Topics: adolf hitler

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