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New Jersey woman finds trove of historic Nazi-era photos

A woman in New Jersey has found a treasure trove of history Nazi-era photos in her grandfather’s attic.

After receiving an e-mail from his former student, Yusko and his colleague, German teacher Dianna Altmiller, met with Ciak and they both determined the photos were of the 1936 Nuremberg rally.

“I was able to explain to Kim that every one of the Nuremberg rallies has a theme, and this rally was themed “The Rally of Honor,”’ Altmiller said. “The photos had been taken in 1936, the third year after the rallies had moved to Nuremberg.”

Ciak said each photo is numbered. The number goes up to 100, but 20 photos are missing, she said.

She doesn’t know how her grandfather obtained the images. However, according to Yusko, it was common for military members to collect various souvenirs during their travels.

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3 thoughts on “New Jersey woman finds trove of historic Nazi-era photos

  1. The photos may have been intended for a Cigarette Book, therefore the numbering. Each week a new photo would be issued and then pasted into a book with commentary. This was very popular in the 1920’s and 30’s.

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