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  • Ludwig Hohlwein
  • 1934

Hermann Goering

 

Only rarely did Nazi posters appear portraying a real Nazi other than Adolf Hitler. This is one example from the studio of Ludwig Hohlwein.

It shows that robust figure of Hermann Goering the number two man in the Nazi party, and since early 1933 not only President of the Reichstag but also Minister President [Governor] of Prussia.

Goering is shown here in the uniform (of his own design) of the Federal Hunt Master. Under the monarchy, this largely honorific office was supposed to supervise and regulate the hunting use of the royal forests. Under the Weimar Republic, the office was never filled, but Goering resurrected it for himself.

A passionate hunter, Goering poses under the towering alps near the Spa city of Berchtesgaden, Hitler's favorite resort. The twin church steeples of the former Benedictine Monastery of that city are visible over Goering's left shoulder.

The poster contains no reference to any event or purpose, and may have been comissioned by Goering simply to show off his new uniform.

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