Two miniature pocket notebooks [5 cm only] documenting photographs and heroic descriptions depicting the occupation of France and the Netherlands by the Nazis: France - the largest campaign of all time from June 5 to 25, 1940. Photo documents by Heinrich Hoffman [15 photographs] / The Netherlands - The Five Days Campaign Between May 10 and 14, 1940 - Photographic Documents by Heinrich Hoffman [17 photographs].
* KAMPF IN FRANKREICH - 'The War in France' - The notebook opens with a declaration of 5 June 1940: "This morning our armies attacked the French army on a broad front", alongside the declaration is a map describing the route of the German army's occupation. The occupation of France is then described step by step, with a photograph on the right and a description of the campaign on the left. Some of the photographs show Hitler entering France after its occupation by the Germans. Towards the end of the notebook photographs of Hitler on his return to Berlin, as well as photographs of him alongside the leaders of the Nazi party Himmler and others.
* KAMPF IN HOLLAND - Crossing the borders of the Netherlands is heroically depicted with the one-on-one defeat of the armies of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. There are also exaggerated descriptions of the German Air Force's role in the occupation of the Netherlands and photographs showing Nazi soldiers breaking into the cities.
Heinrich Hoffman [1885-1957] A senior member of the inner circle of Adolf Hitler who served as his personal photographer. His images formed a significant part of the Nazi regime's propaganda campaign and helped portray the Fuhrer and his party as an extraordinary and unique social phenomenon. Hoffman officially joined the Nazi Party on April 6, 1920, and began photographing various political leaders such as Herman Goering, Rudolf Hess and later also Adolf Hitler, whom he first met in 1919, who impressed him favorably and appointed him his personal photographer. After Hitler came to power and became the undisputed leader of Germany, Hoffman granted a number of privileges and made him the only person in the Reich who was allowed to photograph him. After the war Hoffman was tried and sentenced to four years in prison for exploiting war profits. Scholars looting the works of art labeled him a senior criminal who was responsible for the looting of many Jews.
Faded covers. general condition good.