In , a year-old Adolf Hitler was released from prison after a short stint following an attempted coup, dubbed the "Beer Hall Putsch. He was eager to seize power in Germany. He first developed his acumen for public speaking in beer halls, where his rants would start out cool and precise, then escalate into hypnotic histrionics as his audience became more engaged and drunk. Hitler was extremely self-conscious about his appearance, and wanted to make sure his visual impact was as persuasive as his words. For that purpose, Hitler asked his personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann to take photos of him rehearsing speeches.
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The images, which appear to show the blonde flaunting her curves next to an Alpine lake, were in a box of photos stashed away in an attic. The Fuhrer's short-term wife can be seen with her hands behind her head completely starkers in one snap. August
Hitler drew them in the early s when he was based in Vienna and was practising various styles so that he might win a place at art college. The picture of the elderly woman's face is similar to photographs of his mother and shows a lined and world-weary visage. It was drawn in - the year after she died from cancer.
They are the images depicting Ayran beauty of the kind that made Adolf Hitler's eyes grow misty - a naked, beautiful woman in the prime of her life dappled by sunshine while flaunting her curves for the camera. On one photo Eva - if it is she - is seen with her hands behind her head with nothing on but her birthday suit. In another she is also starkers and pictured with her bottom on view as she wades into an Alpine Lake. August ', is written on the back of the picture that has got Third Reich historians more than a little excited. On the back of the second photo are the words; 'A snapshot. A beautiful day on the Black Lake. One of the pictures is captioned: 'The secluded beach at the Lake Wolfgang. August '. You can clearly see that it is her.