Joseph Goebbels asked after reading Mein Kampf: ‘Who is this man? half plebian, half god! Truly Christ, or only St John?’ He saw him as a genius, wanted him as a friend, and wrote in his diary on 19 April 1926: ‘Adolf Hitler, I love you.’
The 20th Century
Picture of Adolf Hitler, with raised arm in salute, at a Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg.
Hugo Jaeger is the former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He travelled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II and took around 2,000 colour photographs of the Austrian-born German politician. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who were using color photography techniques at the time.