26 Rare Photos Nazi Germany You've Probably Never Seen Before!


The Nazi Party was not just a political organization, it was a psychological propaganda machine. The Nazis had an incredible sense of aesthetics and fully understood the power of iconography and branding. Enter the Nazi world through these amazing color photos and be thrilled. The symbols and colors of Nazism were all carefully orchestrated to have maximum psychological effect. There was nothing accidental about the structure of the crooked cross or the usage of dramatic colors such as red, white and black. Long, draping banners and standards with Roman eagles and gilded leaves all were designed to evoke images of strength, power, and a connection to history.

These rare photos compiled by rarehistoricalphotos.com were taken from the archives of Life Magazine.

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1. Adolf Hitler salutes troops of the Condor Legion, who fought alongside Spanish Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War, during a rally upon their return to Germany, 1939.

2. Reichserntedankfest, 1934.

3. Nazi and Italian flags draped from balconies to welcome Adolf Hitler during state visit to Italy, 1938.

4. Another image from Volkswagen Works cornerstone ceremony, near Wolfsburg, 1938

5. Nuremberg, Germany, 1938.

6. Crowds cheering Adolf Hitler’s campaign to unite Austria and Germany, 1938.

7. A scene along a roadway to the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works cornerstone ceremony, Germany, 1938.

8. Reich Party Congress, Nuremberg, Germany, 1938.

9. Reich Party Congress, Nuremberg, Germany, 1938.

10. League of German Girls dancing during the 1938 Reich Party Congress, Nuremberg, Germany.

11. Reich Veterans Day, 1939.

12. Berlin illuminated at midnight in honor of Hitler’s 50th birthday, April 1939.

13. Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels (in box) at Charlottenburg Theatre, Berlin, 1939.

14. Annual midnight swearing-in of SS troops at Feldherrnhalle, Munich, 1938.

15. Adolf Hitler makes keynote address at Reichstag session, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, 1939.

16. Reich Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, speaking at the Lustgarten in Berlin, 1938.

17. Adolf Hitler speaking at the Lustgarten, Berlin, 1938.

18. Reich Party Congress, Nuremberg, Germany, 1938.

19. Automobile engineer Ferdinand Porsche (in suit) and Adolf Hitler admire Hitler's birthday gift on his 50th birthday: a convertible Volkswagen, 1939

20. A rally in celebration of Adolf Hitler's birthday, Berlin, 1939.

21. German troops goose-step past the reviewing stand during a massive rally and military parade in celebration of Hitler's 50th birthday, Berlin, 1939.

22. Heavy artillery passes the reviewing stand during a military parade in celebration of the birthday, Berlin, 1939.

23. Some of Adolf Hitler's birthday gifts, Reich Chancellery, Berlin, 1939.

24. Adolf Hitler and other Nazi officials celebrate Christmas at the Lowenbraukeller restaurant in Munich, 1941.

25. All the high-ranking members of the Nazi Party are present at the dinner.

26. Officers and cadets begin their dinner

The remarkable pictures were captured by Hugo Jaeger, one of the Fuhrer’s personal photographers. He buried the images in glass jars on the outskirts of Munich towards the end of the war, fearing that they would be taken away from him. Later in 1970, he sold them to Life Magazine.

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