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Heinrich Hoffmann

Given NameHeinrich
Born12 Sep 1885
Died11 Dec 1957


ww2dbaseHeinrich Hoffmann was born in F├╝rth, Bavaria, Germany in 1885. His father, who owned a photographic shop in Munich, Bavaria, introduced him to photography. Beginning in 1908, he worked in his father's shop as a photographer. In 1911, he married Therese "Lelly" Baumann; they would later have two children, Henriette in 1913 and Heinrich in 1916. He joined the Nazi Party in 1920, and found himself serving in the function of photographer in many party events, and before long he had befriended Adolf Hitler and secured a position as the party's official photographer. He became very wealthy from the royalty proceeds that he collected, particularly that from photographs of Hitler. In 1928, his daughter Henriette married Hitler Youth leader Baldur von Schirach. In the same year, his wife died a sudden death; he would later marry a woman by the name of Erna. In Oct 1929, he introduced Evan Braun to Hitler, who would later become Hitler's wife. In 1933, he was elected to the Reichstag. In 1938, Hitler granted him the title professor. As he became an influential figure in the Nazi Party, he continued to take photographs of Nazi Party leaders and events through the 1930s and the first half of the 1940s. He was arrested by the Americans on 10 May 1945. He was tried for and was found guilty of war profiteering. After serving a prison sentence, he was released in 1951 and settled in the small village of Epfach outside of Munich. He passed away 7 years later.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2011


Heinrich Hoffmann, Jun 1937Adolf Hitler with his staff including Keitel, Jodl, Bormann, and others at Wolf

Photographs Taken by Heinrich Hoffmann

Hitler, Ludendorff, and other defendants after failed coup, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 1 Apr 1924Hermann G├Âring speaking to the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany, circa 1932-1933
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Heinrich Hoffmann Timeline

12 Sep 1885 Heinrich Hoffmann was born in F├╝rth, southern Germany.
3 Feb 1913 Heinrich Hoffmann's wife Therese gave birth to their daughter Henriette.
24 Oct 1916 Heinrich Hoffmann's wife Therese gave birth to their son Heinrich.
10 May 1945 Heinrich Hoffmann was arrested by the Americans.
31 May 1950 Heinrich Hoffmann was released from imprisonment.
11 Dec 1957 Heinrich Hoffmann passed away in M├╝nchen, Germany.

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Heinrich Hoffmann, Jun 1937Adolf Hitler with his staff including Keitel, Jodl, Bormann, and others at Wolf

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