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Cigarette card photo of Adolf Hitler visting General Litzmann on his birthday

Object | Accession Number: 2012.68.17

Cigarette card, Ein alter Kämpfer : Der Führer gratuliert 1934 General Litzmann zum Geburtstag, number 182, Group 67, series 15, Adolf Hitler - Pictures of the Life of the Führer, from about 1936. The card features a black and white photograph of Hitler visiting the aged General Karl Litzmann on his 84th birthday in 1934. Cigarette cards were a popular collectible item in Germany beginning about 1920. Large albums with text, but no pictures, were published for each series and the cards were collected to be added as illustrations. The increasing popularity of the Nazi Party made them a desirable subject for a collectible card series. The album for this series has text and photo captions that tell the story of Hitler's life from his birth in 1899 to his 1933 appointment as Chancellor, and then Fuhrer, of Germany.

Alternate Title
Ein alter Kämpfer : Der Führer gratuliert 1934 General Litzmann zum Geburtstag
An old fighter : The Leader congratulates General Litzmann on his birthday in 1934
Series Title
ADOLF HITLER - Bilder aus dem Leben des Führers
publication/distribution:  approximately 1936
depiction:  1934
publication: Hamburg (Germany)
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Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Martin Shallow III
Record last modified: 2020-09-15 08:45:27
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