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Object ID

2015.2.46

Object Name

Postcard, Picture

Date

1934

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Front: Black and white photograph of Hitler with his arm around a young, blonde-haired girl in a floral-print dress. Behind them is a scenic background of trees and mountains. Back: Blank postcard lines. Coffee stain on bottom. Upper left has purple circular hand stamp with Nazi insignia.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Adolf Hitler with a small girl Bernile Nienau at Obersalzberg. Hitler enjoyed being photographed with children. Bernile had been chosen to visit the "Fuhrer" and it was discovered that they shared the same birthday, April 20. She was a favorite of Hitler and visited frequently. When Martin Bormann, Hitler's secretary, discovered that Bernile's grandmother was Jewish, he had her banned from all contact with Hitler. She apparently died at the end of the war in Munich, although the circumstances surrounding her death are mysterious. Nazi party stamp on reverse.

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Keywords

Mountains, Ancestry, Adolf Hitler, Bernile Nineau, Martin Bormann

Subcollection

1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program

Bernile Nienau with Adolf Hitler at Obersalzberg

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