Heinrich Hoffmann

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Birthday
12, 1885
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 11, 1957 (72)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1885
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 11, 1957 (72)

About

Known for his many images of and close association with the infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, this German photographer and Nazi Party member also published a 1933 biography titled The Hitler Nobody Knows.

Before Fame

After joining the Nazi Party in the early 1920s, he was chosen by Hitler himself as the Führer's official, personal photographer.

Trivia

Many of his photographs entered the American public domain after being taken by United States troops during the Allied powers' occupation of Germany.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Therese Baumann, resulted in a daughter named Henriette and a son named Heinrich.

Associated With

Before meeting Hitler, Eva Braun (who later famously became the Nazi leader's mistress), worked as an assistant in Hoffman's Munich photography studio. Braun was introduced to Hitler by Hoffman's second wife, Erna.