German Photograph Album including early Hitler & Nazi Rally
Hildesheim: Na. German photo album from 1931, containing 55 private photos. Many photos of the staff of the hardware store Aug. Vetter (Hildesheim), but also 9 photos of the SA meeting in Braunschweig on 18 October 1931, including one clearly showing Hilter, Röhm, Himmler and other leading Nazi's at the head of the parade. 2 of a PG with a swastika armband, and 2 illustrations of the Graf Zeppelin above Hildesheim.<br /><br />Dimensions album 240 by 170mm (9½ by 6¾ inches). - linen cover - cord binding - photos on one side attached - all photos dated, handwritten captions - no blank pages. Photos mostly in the format 9 x 6.<br /><br />The store Aug. Vetter in Hildesheim was for decades the address for craft, household and leisure, founded in 1884. The Vetter buildings fell victim to the bombing raid on Hildesheim in 1945. The SA march in Brunswick (Braunschweig) on 17 and 18 October 1931, in the presence of Adolf Hitler represented the largest paramilitary march during the Weimar Republic. Several tens of thousands of SA and SS men from all over Germany took part in the National Socialist demonstration of power. Some contemporary reports cite up to 104,000 participants. Parallel running street fighting between SA men and Communists resulted in two deaths and 61 injuries. Later, the Nazi party issued one of its most important civilian medals for participants.