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The Background: These are some of the illustrations to a chapter by Otto Dietrich on the relationship between Hitler and the German people. The chapter is part of an illustrated coffee-table type book on Hitler that was published in 1936. The chapter translation is available here.

The source: Otto Dietrich,Der Führer and das deutsche Volk,” Adolf Hitler. Bilder aus dem Leben des Führers (Hamburg: Cigaretten/Bilderdienst Hamburg/Bahrenfeld, 1936, pp. 19-26.

The Führer and the German People

In East Prussia  While traveling though East Prussia, the Führer visits a farming family.
Hitler in a Crowd  The day the Saar returned to Germany.
People on boat salute  Enthusiasm as the Führer visits the Hamburg harbor.
People salute Hitler  A delegation from the Saar visits the Reich Chancellery.
The hand of Hitler  She wants to hold the Führer’s hand.
Each wants to shake the hand of Hitler  Everyone wants to shake the Führer’s hand.
Believers of Hitler  The farmers also believe in the Führer.
The Elderly follow Hitler  The old trust the Führer.
1932 in Hessen  A picture from the 1932 election campaign in Hesse.
Hitler visits the sick  A visit with one of those injured in Reinsdorf [a major accident].
The masses on August 1934  The April 1934 meeting on the Saar at the Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz)

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