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Hitler inspected an accident site in an unidentified German city, 1933-1934

Caption   Hitler inspected an accident site in an unidentified German city, 1933-1934 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   ARC 531231
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 6 Oct 2006
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1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
25 May 2009 08:52:46 AM

"If the German people lose this war then they have shown themselves to be unworthy of me"

Adolf Hitler
April 18, 1945
2. Benny says:
19 Jul 2010 05:12:33 PM

You do realize that was not during the war. He did not wear his swaztika arm band during the war. Likely an accident.
3. bishop says:
20 Jul 2010 04:48:49 AM

In fact its around 1934 as the new SS skull is on the guy's cap, but not the 1936 eagle. Perhaps late 1933 as Hitler is also still wearing his party belt buckle rather than the Sam Brownie style he wore from 34 onwards
4. John P says:
20 Jul 2010 04:53:04 AM

Nice detective work Bish!
5. bishop says:
20 Jul 2010 05:35:11 AM

I've seen this shot before and I'm wracking my brains trying to work out where. Benny picked it BTW
6. John P says:
21 Jul 2010 06:20:51 AM

Nice work Benny. It's funny how you get better at picking up the nuances after a while isn't it?
7. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 Jul 2010 01:21:13 PM

Very good Benny:

I also noted the date, but try to match the
quote of what Hitler said, to match the
photo. Also the quote was April 18,1945.

Noted the year and accident site of this unidentified German city 1933-1934.


Swastika not Swaztika
8. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
26 Jul 2010 01:23:50 PM

Bill, FYI, we updated the caption from "circa 1944" to "1934-1934" based on Benny and Bishop's observations.
9. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Apr 2016 02:54:51 PM


Information file photograph taken Sept. 10, 1933
shows the Fuhrer inspecting damage to the residential area of Oeschelbronn caused by a munitions plant explosion. Photo was later used for political and propaganda during WWII.
The US Army Signal Corps captured film in 1944
10. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Apr 2016 03:19:17 PM


But wait there's more, the explosion of the munitions plant was never determined. The explosion damaged 203 homes. Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels used this event, to further the Fuhrer's public image and connect with the common German.

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