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3D Hitler photo album goes on sale

The Local · 17 Sep 2011, 09:45

Published: 17 Sep 2011 09:45 GMT+02:00

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In "The Face of the Dictatorship: the Third Reich in 3D," the historian and journalist Ralf Georg Reuth has assembled around a hundred images of Hitler, Nazi soldiers and major events of the era.

The book by the publisher Pendo comes complete with 3D glasses.

The author found the images in the archives of the National Library in Munich, where nearly 7,000 3D images taken by Hitler's personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann are stored.

Hoffmann produced his first volume of 3D images at the 1936 Olympics in Munich.

In his introduction to the new collection, Reuth, who has written several biographies of Nazi leaders, highlights how the regime used photography to promote its image.

"The first 3D images of the Nazis came out in 1936 and they kept appearing for as long as there were victories to celebrate," he said. Around 20 albums were produced and went on sale between 1936 and 1942.

"The annexation of Austria and special days out organised by the party were among the best-sellers."

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17:24 September 17, 2011 by _scythe_
Hilarious photo. The leader is showing the finger to all the Nazis behind, and there's a zombie Nazi, with glowing eyes, just above the Hitler's left hand's swastika. Priceless.
20:48 September 17, 2011 by trallallero
What's wrong in buying pictures of history ?!?
20:49 September 17, 2011 by nemo999
I was not too impressed with the 2D version, I am afraid that I would be even less impressed with the 3D version.
23:45 September 18, 2011 by wxman
This is pretty cool. Now we get to see this socialist prick as he actually looked!
15:05 September 20, 2011 by bearded1
IDI AMIN was also a corporal with ideas above his station they got it right when they took OSAMA out and have to do the same with anyone that theatens the PEACE in the world.

Never allow a person so repellant to get so powerful that they can do so many BARBARIC and EVIL things ever again...
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