Weisbuch und Führerkundgebungen Metadata

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  • Series Title Der Führers Kampf im Osten v.1
  • Main Title Weisbuch und Führerkundgebungen


  • Photographer: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: 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.


  • Other: Massmann, Robert E.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Robert E. Massmann, author, librarian, and publisher of miniature books under his imprint REM Miniatures. Massmann assembled a major collection of miniature books.


  • Name: Winter-hilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes
    Place of Publication: Berlin, Germany


  • Creation: 1939
  • Digitized: 2007-07-19


  • German


  • Content 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.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Poland.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Nazi propaganda -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Miniature books -- 20th century -- Germany -- Specimens.
  • Propaganda -- Germany -- 20th Century -- Specimens.
  • Bookplates (Provenance) -- 20th century -- United States -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Pictorial works.

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: Poland
  • Coverage Date: 1939
  • Start Date: 1930
  • End Date: 1939


  • Name: Miniature Book Collection
    Code: MNBC
  • Name: World War Two Collection
    Code: WWII


  • Name: UNT Libraries Special Collections
    Code: UNTA


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Book


  • Text


  • Call Number: Z232.N395 O88 1939 v.1
  • OCLC: 18128791
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2932557
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc2092


  • Display Note: 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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