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Two black & white snapshot photos showing the ruins of Hitler's residence in Berchtesgaden: the house and its terrace with two soldiers standing amid the rubble.

Berchtesgaden nd (1945) Oblong 2.5 x 3.5. Light creasing, wear and spotting, removal marks on the reverse (still sticky) else good. Both photos are in a plastic sleeve with a sticker on the sleeve that reads "Hitler's Home-Berchtesgaden," no other notes etc., with/on photos, photos might have been snapshots taken by a soldier. One photo, mainly in the shadows, shows two soldiers standing on the terrace surrounded by rubble with the mountains in the background, photo too dark to tell if they are U.S. soldiers, etc. The other photo shows the ruins of the house (which matches other images of the burned out building) and of course with a view of the mountains. Berchtesgaden is located in the area of Obersalzburg in the German Bavarian Alps. It was purchased in the 1920s by the Nazis for use by their senior officers. Hitler's retreat was called the Berghof. In late April of 1945 the house was damaged by British bombers; in early May the house was set on fire by the retreating SS troops and then looted when the Allied troops arrived. It was finally torn down by the West German government in 1952. Sold as a pair.

Book Id: 98-1909

Price: $22.50

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