The banality of evil: 15 of the rarest photos of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler

Published: 20th April 2017 03:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2017 12:20 AM  

In this Dec. 5, 1931 file photo, Adolf Hitler, leader of the National Socialists, is saluted as he leaves the party's Munich headquarters. | AP
In this Oct. 6, 1938, file photo, Adolf Hitler, second from left, stands in front of the barbed wire fortifications at Kreuzbuche, Germany after German troops advanced and occupied the second zone of Sudetenland. | AP
Undated picture of Adolf Hitler looking at 'Mein Kampf' published on parchment. Adolf Hitler wrote 'Mein Kampf' (English translation: My Struggle) in his prison cell in 1923-24. | AFP
An undated picture shows nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler posing with Paul von Hindenburg (R, 1925-1934), President of the Republic of Weimar. Woman at left is unidentified. | AFP
An undated picture shows nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler followed by commander-in-chief Hermann Goering (2nd L) and head of the SS Heinrich Himmler (3rd L) marching in Berlin next to the hotel Excelsior which was Hitler's base in the city in the early 1930s. | AFP
A picture dated 1936 shows German Chancellor and nazi dictator Adolf Hitler shaking hands with young Harald Quandt (1921-1967) in his uniform of the Hitlerian Youth Movement. Harald Quandt was Magda Goebbels' son from her first marriage with industrialist Günther Quandt. Magda and Joseph Goebbels committed suicide after murdering their six children in the Führerbunker in May 1945. Then prisoner of the Allied in Italy, Harald was the only one of Magda's children to survive. | AFP
An undated and unlocated picture shows German Nazi chancellor Adolf Hitler looking at a tiara and a sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte during his visit of an art exhibition. Rudolf Hess stands in the background. | AFP
German chancellor Adolf Hitler gives the Nazi salute during the opening ceremony of the Berlin Olympics 01 August 1936. | AFP
German Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) gives a speech in 1937 in an unidentified place. After Hitler was made Chancellor in January 1933 he suspended the constitution, silenced opposition, exploited successfully the burning of the Reichstag (Parliament) building, and brought the Nazi Party to power. | AFP
Louis Renault presents a car to German Chancellor and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (2ndL) and Commander of the Luftwaffe Hermann Goering (L), in 1937, during the Auto show in Berlin. | AFP
Undated and unlocated picture of German Chancellor and 'Reichsführer' (chief) Adolf Hitler relaxing with his mistress Eva Braun. | AFP
A picture taken on February 19, 1937 shows German nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler posing in a family picture with World War I German veterans during their congress in Berlin. | AFP
A picture dated 1938 shows German nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler looking at the Obersalzberg Mountains from a balcony of his Berghof residence near Berchtesgaden. | AFP
Picture dated 15 February 1938 of German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) walking in the snow, in the Bavarian mountains. | AFP
The 'talk over the teacups' at Berchtesgaden on September 24, 1938. L to R, Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Paul Schmidt, an interpreter, Sir Neville Henderson, British ambassador to Germany. Prime Ministers Lord Neville Chamberlain (U.K.), Edouard Daladier (France), Nazi German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini (Italy) and Italian Foreign minister Count Gian Galeazzo Ciano gathered on September 29, 1938 in Munich to sign the Munich treaty between Nazi Germany, France, Italia and the United Kingdom, authorizing Hitler to annex a Czech territory called the Sudetes. Germany finally invaded Czechoslovakia on 15 March 1939. | AFP
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