Welcome to Hitler Archive

This is a non commercial website intended for educational and historical research purpose only. The goal of this website is to provide a chronological biography of Adolf Hitler in pictures, along with unusual articles and documents in progress. Please note that due to copyright restrictions, a lot of photos cannot be displayed on this website, they are still documented in our internal database, don't hesitate to contact me should you need any help.

Important note:
The Third Reich period and the National Socialist dictatorship was a break in civilization and the lowest point in German history. This resulted in over 50 million war deaths from the Second World War instigated by the Nazi regime, Europe in ruins, 6 million European Jews murdered during the Holocaust, 14 million forced laborers, countless victims of the "euthanasia" program, persecution and murder of communists, social democrats, trade unionists, homosexuals, dissenting intellectuals and artists.
Most of the photos featured on this website have served for propaganda purpose during this period, they show what the regime wanted to show, and should be placed within their context to be fully understood.

If you have any question, comment, if you spot any mistake or problem, or would like to discuss a particular subject, feel free to contact me.

About copyright:
I have made the best effort to determine that photographs featured on Hitler Archive are done without any copyright infringement. Each photo is documented with a source and external link for proper credit.

Here are the main sources and their terms of use:
- Bundesarchiv
Terms of use: You can use pictures from the Federal Archives in a medium resolution free of charge for private purposes and on non-commercial websites. You are obliged to state the source "Bundesarchiv", the reference number and the creator.
- National Archives in Poland
Terms of use: Archival content presented on the portal, provided no prohibitions embedded to its metadata, archival descriptions or digital copies, is to be used freely including downloading, copying and sharing unless stated otherwise
- National Archives in Washington
Terms of use: The vast majority of the digital images in the National Archives Catalog are in the public domain. Therefore, no written permission is required to use them. We would appreciate your crediting the National Archives and Records Administration as the original source.
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Terms of use: The Museum welcomes you to make fair use of the Content as defined by copyright law. The Museum also allows personal, educational, and other noncommercial uses of the Content.
- Imperial War Museum
Terms of use: Material identified as copyright of IWM and copyright of other parties including the Crown, may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium under the terms of the IWM Non-Commercial Licence unless otherwise indicated.
- Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
High quality reproduction of the content found in the Heinrich Hoffmann collection is forbidden without permission, however the BSB agrees for the use of small thumbnails for research purposes.
- Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Terms of use: The Austrian National Library provides content and digital copies of its collections online on its websites. The Austrian National Library asserts no own proprietary exploitation rights to said content. Accordingly, it explicitly consents to the subsequent use of this content in the available web resolution.

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this topic, or if you spot a picture that shouldn't be here, please contact me first.