Von der Grenze bis vor Warschau

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Photographs and descriptions of the campaign in Poland and the east, featuring Hitler's role as commander and planner. A propaganda work glorifying Hitler and the German soldiers.

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[34] p. : ill. (b&w); 50 mm. (2") high. Bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers.

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Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957. 1939.

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  • Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957. Heinrich Hoffmann, born October 12, 1885 in Fürth, Germany, died December 11, 1957, Munich, Germany. German photographer best known as Adolf Hitler's official photographer. Hoffmann married Therese Nelly Baumann in 1911. A daughter, Henriette, was born in 1913, and a son, Henrich, in 1916. Hoffmann joined the NSDAP in 1920, and was chosen by Adolf Hitler as the official photographer. Hoffman became a close friend of Hitler, and it was through Hoffmann that Hitler met Eva Braun, who was an assistant in Hoffmann's Munich studio. Hoffmann's wife Therese died unexpectedly in 1928. Hoffmann wrote many propaganda books illustrated with his photographs, many of which had introductions written by Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach, who married Hoffmann's daughter in 1932. At the end of the war, Hoffmann was sentenced to 4 years for Nazi profiteering. After his release, he returned to Munich, where he lived until his death in 1957 at the age of 72. A large part of his archives of photographs was seized by the United States forces, and is now in the National Archives.

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  • Massmann, Robert E. Robert E. Massmann, author, librarian, and publisher of miniature books under his imprint REM Miniatures. Massmann assembled a major collection of miniature books.

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Description

Photographs and descriptions of the campaign in Poland and the east, featuring Hitler's role as commander and planner. A propaganda work glorifying Hitler and the German soldiers.

Physical Description

[34] p. : ill. (b&w); 50 mm. (2") high. Bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers.

Notes

As part of fund-raising campaigns, these miniature volumes, called "button books" were produced. Contributors to the funds were given copies of these books, which had a string threaded through a hole in the back cover, by which the books could be hung from coat buttons. The various types of volumes produced included information on the campaigns of the war, activities of Hitler, etc. This particular copy was formerly in the collection of Robert E. Massmann, noted publisher and collector of miniature books. His miniature bookplate is inside the front cover.

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Miniature Book Collection

These miniature books, 4 inches (10 cm) tall or smaller, include both contemporary and historical works. In some cases, only the covers have been digitized.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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  • 1939

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  • 1930 - 1939

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  • Aug. 7, 2007, 8:51 p.m.

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  • Sept. 3, 2015, 9:01 a.m.

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Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957. Von der Grenze bis vor Warschau, book, 1939; Berlin, Germany. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2091/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.