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The Embarrassing Secret Photos of Adolf Hitler He Never Wanted The World To See

People | April 27, 2016

Even a monster like Hitler was embarrassed by these secret photos. He didn't want the world to see them. Some of these photos were taken by his personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann. The other photos were from an early propaganda pamphlet called “Deutschland Erwache” (Germany Awaken) written in the 1930s, which Hitler later disliked.

Let's take a look at the photos.

Adolph Hitler was a talented orator — practicing his skills for hours behind closed doors.

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Heinrich Hoffman / Getty Images

He often asked Heinrich Hoffmann, his personal photographer, to photograph him while rehearsing his speeches.

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Heinrich Hoffman / Getty Images

Hitler was extremely self-conscious about his appearance, and wanted to see in the photos if his gestures and expressions made him look good or not.

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Heinrich Hoffman / Getty Images

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Heinrich Hoffman / Getty Images

But he never wanted the public to see the photos ever.

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Heinrich Hoffman / Getty Images

In fact, he ordered Hoffmann to destroy them because they look "beneath one's dignity."

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Heinrich Hoffman / Getty Images

But the photographer secretly disobeyed.

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Heinrich Hoffman / Getty Images

He kept the secret pictures in his studio, and published them later in his memoir titled Hitler Was My Friend.

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Heinrich Hoffman / Getty Images

And now the entire world can see them, which would have made one of the most evil dictators in history squirm right out of his mustache. Thanks to Hoffman.

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Heinrich Hoffman / Getty Images

Hitler banned publication of this photo from an early Nazi propaganda book.

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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury / vintag.es

Hitler grinning inanely in another picture he tried to ban

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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury / vintag.es

Hitler banned this picture of his 'steely glare' fearing it made him look stupid

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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury / vintag.es

A young Hitler during his days as a Lance Corporal in the German Army

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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury / vintag.es

Adolf Hitler despised this 'undignified' picture of him in short trousers

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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury / vintag.es

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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury / vintag.es

Hitler despised images of him in shorts which showed his bare legs

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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury / vintag.es

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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury / vintag.es

The Nazi propaganda book claims children's eyes 'light up when the Führer is close'

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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury / vintag.es

Credit: Heinrich Hoffman/Getty Images | The Rise of Hitler Illustrated by Trevor Salisbury on Amazon

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