Anonymous asked:

I have heard that the photo you recently post of Goebbels was the moment that he found out his photographer was a Jew. Is this a myth or is it true?

That is not a myth. Here is an excerpt from LIFE’s page with the original photo:

"In the 1985 book, Eisenstaedt on Eisenstaedt: A Self-Portrait, the then-87-year-old photographer discussed how the Goebbels picture came about:

In 1933, I traveled to Lausanne and Geneva for the fifteenth session of the League of Nations.  There, sitting in the hotel garden, was Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda.  He smiles, but not at me.  He was looking at someone to my left… . Suddenly he spotted me and I snapped him.  His expression changed.  Here are the eyes of hate. Was I an enemy?  Behind him is his private secretary, Walter Naumann, with the goatee, and Hitler’s interpreter, Dr. Paul Schmidt… . I have been asked how I felt photographing these men.  Naturally, not so good, but when I have a camera in my hand I know no fear.”

Read more:
http://life.time.com/history/goebbels-in-geneva-1933-behind-a-classic-alfred-eisenstaedt-photo/#1

A German POW - one of over 2,000 taken by the Allies - at a temporary collection area following Operation Goodwood, a British offensive that took place between 18 and 20 July 1944; Normandy, France
While the Allies had secured an operational victory in this battle, the event was costly to both the Germans and the Allies engaged in the fighting. Thousands of casualties and numerous tanks damaged or destroyed among other ruined weapons and equipment.

A German POW - one of over 2,000 taken by the Allies - at a temporary collection area following Operation Goodwood, a British offensive that took place between 18 and 20 July 1944; Normandy, France

While the Allies had secured an operational victory in this battle, the event was costly to both the Germans and the Allies engaged in the fighting. Thousands of casualties and numerous tanks damaged or destroyed among other ruined weapons and equipment.