Which Paintings Were Most Memorable?
On April 11, 2018, the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, the internet lit up with debate on the artworks that inspired Adolf Hitler and his followers.
Among the most popular topics were paintings by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
The paintings depicted Hitler’s own family, including his father, father-in-law, mother-in‑law, and brother-inlaw, as well as members of his inner circle.
Many of the paintings depicted the Nazis’ brutality and depravity, with a few portraying them as good people.
What drew you to these paintings?
I first encountered these paintings in the early 2000s when I began researching my Masters thesis on the Holocaust and its aftermath.
I was particularly interested in the work of Adolf Hitler, and as such, I was drawn to his paintings of his family and the horrors he experienced during the Holocaust.
In my dissertation, I found that many of the images depicting the death of Jews and others depicted by the Nazis were also depicted in his paintings.
The images of his daughter Eva Braun and his son Adolf, who were in the process of being executed, were particularly moving.
The painting that caught my attention was the “Das Juden, und die Führer,” which was created by the late Josef Büchel, who painted in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Josef was one of the most prominent Nazi painters, and was a founding member of the group of painters known as the Stadtbrigade.
As a member of this group, Josef painted numerous Nazi propaganda posters and portraits.
He painted many of these images during the war, including a series of images of Adolf’s father Adolf, which was included in a photo of the Stadelbrigades headquarters in Berlin in 1943.
Josefs painting of his father and son was also included in the album titled “Die Juden,” which I have previously illustrated.
Joseff’s mother was also part of the family and was in a very poor situation.
Jose f had an older brother and a younger sister who died during the War.
Jose is also one of my great-grandparents.
I also grew up in an environment where the Nazis tried to paint us as good guys, to help us survive.
It was a very different experience.
How did you feel when you found out that Josef had painted the Nazi portraits?
The painting was a revelation.
The way the painting was made was very different from the way it had been previously depicted in the Nazi propaganda.
The original poster, which depicted the family sitting at the dining table, had been cut out.
Instead, a photograph of Adolf and his mother, Eva Braun, were used.
When the Nazis showed the photograph to my parents, they were very upset, but their reaction was very much in line with their own, especially when they realized that they were the ones that had painted these images.
My father told them that they had made the posters and he would not allow them to be used in propaganda.
This made my parents very upset.
The photographs also depicted the SS men that Joseff and his family were fighting for in World War II.
They were depicted with their hands in the air and their backs to the camera.
I could not believe that a person could make these Nazi propaganda poster images and not know that they came from Adolf Hitler himself.
What was your first reaction to the painting?
I was very upset by the image of Hitler sitting on a chair in a kitchen.
I immediately called my father and asked him to get me the original poster and the images.
The posters were not meant to be shown in a restaurant.
When my father returned from work, he was horrified to find that his son Josef’s paintings were being used in the propaganda posters.
I felt like I had been made a scapegoat.
The next day, when I returned from school, my teacher told me that the posters had been used in a video of a film in which Hitler and the Nazi party were depicted.
When I asked why I should be upset, the teacher told us that the paintings had been part of a propaganda video that had been shown on TV.
I told my teacher that I was not happy with this, but I had to find out for myself.
I called the local police and told them about my experience.
The police told me to call Josef and explain to him that his father was a Nazi and that he was not allowed to be in the paintings.
Jose was extremely upset.
He told me he would contact the police and tell them what he knew about the paintings and the Nazis.
When he returned home from school the next day to find his father still holding the posters in his hand, he began to cry and begged him not to take them from him.
My parents and I began to have conversations about what to do about this.
When we talked to my mother, she told me she could not accept that