Friday, January 27, 2012

Just a quiet place to get a little work done

Is that, as the Mirror claims, Hitler's study in his private apartment? Or is it his study in the Reich Chancellery?

Trick question: he lived in the Chancellery.

But I'm not buying that this was in his "private apartment." IIRC, Hitler liked to receive visitors in this huge space, which suggests it was quasi-official. (400 square meters, says Wikipedia.)

Anyway, cool to have a color photograph; click through for a couple of color shots of the old bastard himself.


  1. Is that a parade ground between the desk and the sitting area?

    Actually, one thing this reminded me of was visiting Judge Wisdom's corner office in the building bearing his name on Camp Street. That office was the largest office I'd ever been in, and furnished completely with turn-of-the-19thC cherry law office furniture, with glass bookcases obviously filled with a very serious law book collection. It wasn't furnished in a way designed to be intimidating, except that the very size of it was intimidating.

    I wonder if anyone is allowed such grand use of space by the AO any more....

  2. Perhaps Edith Jones has her digs there now?

    I do hope Judge Wisdom ended his days without anyone's pointing out to him any superficial resemblances between his office and Hitler's study .... ;)

    Hitler's taste in architecture ran to the grandiose, and Speer was happy to oblige him; I think this Reich Chancellery was Speer's first project for him.

  3. Adolph and Eva shared an apartment next to Arny and Rosa, according to the British comedy series, Heil Honey, I'm Home.

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