(1933-1945) was both an individual and a mass phenomenon. In
1936, the masses celebrated their identification
with the Führer Hitler, in
intricately staged rallies. Alternately, Hitler's portrait hung
on the walls of private homes as he kept watch over the German family.
Here two women in a shop lovingly admire his image.
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and his mistress Eva Braun married on April 30, 1945 before poisoning
themselves, after which their assistants burned their bodies. Soviet
military doctors identified the presumed corspes and moved them
around before transporting them to Moscow. The most convincing evidence
that these were indeed Hitler's remains is the photograph of his
tensions between the allied
occupiers led to the division of Germany into two states in 1949
and to a Cold War. The Wall,
built in 1961 through and around Berlin, came to symbolize this
division of the world into capitalist
and communist states. As
a result of the November Revolution of 1989, the East
German state quickly dissolved, followed by German political
unification in October
1990. The Wall was then dismantled and chopped into souvenirs.
Prepared by John Borneman & Linda Fisher, April 1998