December 1941, Munich. This period was not a good one at all for Adolf Hitler. Almost 8 months ago, he had promised his officers that war would be over until that Christmas. It wasn’t however.
Things were deteriorating on the Russian front, and Americans were now in the game. Hitler could not share the Christmas cheer, as is apparent in these pictures.
The color photos you can see, were taken by Hugo Jaeger, the official photographer of the man who painted the world in blood. During the ‘60s, they came to be owned by Life magazine.
These surreal pictures of an impressive nazi feast, while the world drowned in blood, during the last great war, are once again posted on Life. Probably to remind us about the oxymoron of that time, when the top representatives of hate, celebrated a holiday of love.