CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017





Storm troops: Nazi Brown Shirts, soldiers from Germany's  Sturmabteilung or SA

ALL ABOUT HITLER’S YOUTH
Speech: Nieboy's company were at this Hitler Youth Rally in front of the Fuhrer in 1935Training: The Hitler Youth was the Third Reich's way of developing young men for their armed forces

Chilling archive of the teenage Nazi: Camping gear emblazoned with the Swastika, a six-inch dagger and a diary that reveals Hitler Youth member’s infatuation with the Fuhrer

  • The Hitler Youth was used to train young Nazis for the army
  • A chilling archive from a member is going up for auction in Britain
  • It includes photos of youngsters who went on to die for the Third Reich



A chilling archive belonging to an enthusiastic member of the Hitler Youth has emerged to highlight how the Nazis brainwashed youngsters.
Teenager Helmut Nieboy kept detailed diaries, records and maps during his time with the German equivalent of the Boy Scouts from 1933.
He also amassed a number of photographs showing youngsters who went on to fight and die for the Third Reich, sitting around a campfire, marching and at rallies.
Helmut Nieboy - full of Nazi zealNieboy signed off Heil Hitler in his diaries

Nazi zeal: Helmut Nieboy (left) during his time in the Hitler Youth, while the picture on the right shows how he signed off his diary entries with 'Heil Hitler'
Helmut Nieboy's 'KamaradSchaft Florian Geyer' Hitler Youth company on parade
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Helmut Nieboy's 'KamaradSchaft Florian Geyer' Hitler Youth company on parade
He kept his Swastika-emblazoned tent and trumpet and his sinister 6ins bladed dagger, a far cry from a simple penknife the British Boy Scouts would have used. The diaries include incredibly detailed maps showing route marches the young members were sent on as well as hand drawn portraits of the Fuhrer with patriotic slogans.
The journals also contain lists of fellow members and those who failed to graduate, their ultimate fate left ominously unrecorded with a single red line through their name.
Up for sale: A Hitler Youth dagger with swastika on the handle and a portrait of Hitler with slogans in the diaries
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Up for sale: A Hitler Youth dagger with swastika on the handle and a portrait of Hitler with slogans in the diaries
Nieboy's dagger is a far cry from a simple penknife the British Boy Scouts would have used
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Nieboy's dagger is a far cry from a simple penknife the British Boy Scouts would have used
Helmut Nieboy's Hitler Youth bugle, which will also be sold at the auction at Mullock's of Shropshire
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Helmut Nieboy's Hitler Youth bugle, which will also be sold at the auction at Mullock's of Shropshire
The records are written in Helmut's neat handwriting and his fanaticism is clear, on one page he takes great care to write 'Heil Hitler'.
Helmut was one of 2.3million members of the Hitler Youth in 1933.
The paramilitary organisation was for boys aged 14 to 18 who were brainwashed into being part of Hitler's twisted idyll to build an Aryan super-race.
Members went on to become soldiers for the German military machine, with skilled fighters joining the Waffen SS.
A member of the Hitler Youth pictured blowing a bugle
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A member of the Hitler Youth pictured blowing a bugle
Brainwashed: Helmut Nieboy's Kamaradschaft on manouveres
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Brainwashed: Helmut Nieboy's Kamaradschaft on manouveres
Vetting: Helmut Nieboy's 'KamaradSchaft Florian Geyer' Hitler Youth company with lines through those children seen as not suitable for the group
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Vetting: Helmut Nieboy's 'KamaradSchaft Florian Geyer' Hitler Youth company with lines through those children seen as not suitable for the group
During the war, the young members were drafted into the German Home Guard and then acted as the last line of the defence of Berlin in 1945.
After the war most Hitler Youth members were keen to hide their affiliation and so archives such as Helmut's are rare today.
His was recently unearthed in Germany but is now being sold at auction at Mullock's of Ludlow, Shropshire, with a pre-sale estimate of £4,000.
'Day of Work' Rally in Berlin with Hitler paradingNieboy's incredibly detailed map of a march to Berlin
Devoted to the cause: A diary entry about a 'Day of Work' Rally in Berlin with Hitler parading (left), while on the right is a detailed map of a Hitler Youth march to the capital
Round the camp fire: Nieboy's Youth company on a march in the early 1930s
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Round the camp fire: Nieboy's Youth company on a march in the early 1930s
Speech: Nieboy's company were at this Hitler Youth Rally in front of the Fuhrer in 1935
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Speech: Nieboy's company were at this Hitler Youth Rally in front of the Fuhrer in 1935
Richard Westwood-Brookes, from Mullock's, said: ‘This is a rare archive of material relating to the Hitler Youth.
‘The organisation was Third Reich's way of developing young men for their armed forces.
‘It was their equivalent of the Boy Scout movement and they did similar things but with an emphasis on Nazi ideology.
‘This archive is particularly interesting because of the detailed diaries kept in three volumes, the maps, photographs but also his possessions.
Training: The Hitler Youth was the Third Reich's way of developing young men for their armed forces
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Training: The Hitler Youth was the Third Reich's way of developing young men for their armed forces
‘His tent, knife and trumpet are all among the collection that has remarkably stayed together.
‘Most similar archives would have been destroyed following the war as most people would want to erase evidence of their being in the Hitler Youth.
‘This youth was clearly committed and with his neat diaries and organisational skills I expect he had enjoyed promotion to the armed services by the time the war began.
‘Sadly, there is nothing to say what happened to Helmut.’
Also in the archive is a book of minutes and reports of the meetings of Helmut's group, notes of marching songs the boys sang and political discussions.
It also includes diplomas for his prowess in sport and an account of his attendance at one of the Nuremberg rallies.









































New book claims THIS picture proves Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker and died in South America in 1984 aged 95

  • Fuhrer 'fled to Argentina and then Paraguay before settling in Brazil'
  • Hunted for treasure with a map given to him by Vatican allies, book claims
  • Author Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims fascist actually died aged 95
  • Claims he had a black girlfriend to disguise his fascist background
  • Says her suspicions increased after she Photoshopped a moustache onto the grainy picture and compared it to photos of the Fuhrer




Nazi leader's Third Reich rise to power, collected by secret fan of the Fuhrer

  • The incredible collection of over 400 photographs documents Adolf Hitler's rise to Fuhrer of Nazi Germany
  • Many images show the leader greeting his public, who fawn over him and perform the one-armed Nazi salute
  • Others show a rose-tinted image of the despot, with him feeding  l deer and accepting a bouquet from a girl
  • Photos are accompanied by a notebook handwritten in English, which was compiled by an unknown Hitler fan




An incredible picture archive that charts the rise of Hitler believed to have been meticulously documented by a fan of the Fuhrer has emerged for sale.
The collection of propaganda photographs show Adolf Hitler on a charm offensive in the 1920s and 30s - before the despot started the Second World War and exterminated six million Jews during the Holocaust.
Some of the images try to show a rose-tinted version of the Nazi leader, with him feeding a small deer and accepting a bouquet from a young girl.
Others show the hype that surrounded him - rows of people performing the Nazi salute, a young boy beaming as Hitler signs an autograph for him and a group of girls giggling as they chat to the party leader.
The 400 pictures are accompanied by a handwritten notebook documenting what each picture shows. One page says: 'This tells you what the leader has done for his folk, from 1920 to 1936'.
Young members of the Hitler Youth (top left) and the League of German Girls (top right)  show their support for the Nazi leader, who is also pictured inspecting troops in the SS (shown bottom left) and soldiers of the SA, a paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party which played a significant role in  Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s
Young members of the Hitler Youth (top left) and the League of German Girls (top right)  show their support for the Nazi leader, who is also pictured inspecting troops in the SS (shown bottom left) and soldiers of the SA, a paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party which played a significant role in Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s
The collection was collated by a fan of Hitler, as suggested by the fact that some of the images try to show a rose-tinted version of the Nazi leader. Among the images are those that show him feeding a small deer (pictured left) and accepting a bouquet from young girls (pictured middle and right)
The collection was collated by a fan of Hitler, as suggested by the fact that some of the images try to show a rose-tinted version of the Nazi leader. Among the images are those that show him feeding a small deer (pictured left) and accepting a bouquet from young girls (pictured middle and right)
The 400 pictures are accompanied by a handwritten notebook in English documenting what each picture shows. One page has 'Adolf Hitler' written in a fancy scrawl at the top with a drawing of the eagle atop the swastika and the initials for the Nazi Party, NSDAP, written underneath (shown)
The 400 pictures are accompanied by a handwritten notebook in English documenting what each picture shows. One page has 'Adolf Hitler' written in a fancy scrawl at the top with a drawing of the eagle atop the swastika and the initials for the Nazi Party, NSDAP, written underneath (shown)

Some of the captions mention dates and places while others are poetic and obscure such as 'Our flag flutters in our front' and 'Captured by the words the leader speaks'.
The owner of the unusually large collection is a mystery, but it is believed to have been compiled by a fan of the dictator.
One page has 'Adolf Hitler' written in a fancy scrawl at the top with a drawing of the eagle atop the swastika and the initials for the Nazi Party, NSDAP, written underneath.
Hitler became involved with the fledgling Nazi Party after the First World War and set the violent tone of the movement early by forming the Sturmabteilung (SA) paramilitary. This collection shows pictures of SA parades and marches.
He became chief of propaganda for the party in early 1920, engineered the name change to the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party) and designed the party's banner of a swastika in a white circle on a red background - visible on flags and armbands in many of these photos.
After Hitler took control of the party in 1921, he named Heinrich Hoffman as his official photographer and his photos were a significant part of Hitler's propaganda campaign.
The collection features pictures of the German army (top and bottom right), who were required to swear an oath of allegiance to Hitler personally, and also mass rallies involving troops from the Sturmabteilung (SA) paramilitary, which were regularly attended by tens of thousands of spectators
The collection features pictures of the German army (top and bottom right), who were required to swear an oath of allegiance to Hitler personally, and also mass rallies involving troops from the Sturmabteilung (SA) paramilitary, which were regularly attended by tens of thousands of spectators
One picture included in the amazing collection is a picture by future Nazi photographer Heinrich Hoffman took in Munich's Odeonsplatz in August 1914 which appeared to show a young Hitler cheering among the crowd at the outbreak of the First World War and was used in Nazi propaganda
One picture included in the amazing collection is a picture by future Nazi photographer Heinrich Hoffman took in Munich's Odeonsplatz in August 1914 which appeared to show a young Hitler cheering among the crowd at the outbreak of the First World War and was used in Nazi propaganda
Among the revealing photographs are those that show the hype and hysteria that surrounded him - rows of people performing the Nazi salute, a young boy beaming as Hitler signs an autograph for him (top right) and a group of girls giggling as they chat to the party leader (bottom)
Among the revealing photographs are those that show the hype and hysteria that surrounded him - rows of people performing the Nazi salute, a young boy beaming as Hitler signs an autograph for him (top right) and a group of girls giggling as they chat to the party leader (bottom)
Throughout, Hitler strictly controlled his public image in all respects. He would be photographed in any new suit before he would wear it in public and ordered in 1933 that all images of himself wearing lederhosen be withdrawn from circulation.
Another photograph shows the Nuremberg Rally in 1935, where you can see Hitler standing on a platform addressing thousands of people.
The 400 pictures are accompanied by a handwritten notebook documenting what each picture shows. One page says: 'This tells you what the leader has done for his folk, from 1920 to 1936' (shown left). Some of the captions mention dates and places while others are poetic and obscure such as 'Our flag flutters in our front' and 'Captured by the words the leader speaks'
The 400 pictures are accompanied by a handwritten notebook documenting what each picture shows. One page says: 'This tells you what the leader has done for his folk, from 1920 to 1936' (shown left). Some of the captions mention dates and places while others are poetic and obscure such as 'Our flag flutters in our front' and 'Captured by the words the leader speaks'
Another photograph shows the infamous Nuremberg Rally in 1935, where you can see Hitler standing on a platform addressing thousands of people (pictured right). On the left, Hitler can be seen assessing work at a car factory, as the Nazi Party committed itself to drastically improving the German economy following the First World War
Another photograph shows the infamous Nuremberg Rally in 1935, where you can see Hitler standing on a platform addressing thousands of people (pictured right). On the left, Hitler can be seen assessing work at a car factory, as the Nazi Party committed itself to drastically improving the German economy following the First World War
The controversial collection of photos and notebook, most probably compiled by an English-speaking fan of the Nazi dictator, are being sold by Chalkwell Auctions, based in Southend-on-sea, Essex. The pictures, which have an estimate of £150, will be sold on Wednesday
The controversial collection of photos and notebook, most probably compiled by an English-speaking fan of the Nazi dictator, are being sold by Chalkwell Auctions, based in Southend-on-sea, Essex. The pictures, which have an estimate of £150, will be sold on Wednesday
Hitler (pictured left with Reich Minister of Propaganda Josep Goebbels, on his right) earned his start in politics with the NSDAP in early 1920, later designing the party's banner of a swastika in a white circle on a red background - visible on flags and armbands in many of these photos (shown right)
Hitler (pictured left with Reich Minister of Propaganda Josep Goebbels, on his right) earned his start in politics with the NSDAP in early 1920, later designing the party's banner of a swastika in a white circle on a red background - visible on flags and armbands in many of these photos (shown right)
The Nazi Party held annual rallies at Nuremberg from 1923 to 1938. This one was called the Rally of Freedom and it was here the Nazis introduced the antisemitic Nuremberg Laws.
The collection of photos and notebook are being sold by Chalkwell Auctions, based in Southend-on-sea, Essex.
Trevor Cornforth from the auctioneers said: 'The photographs in this collection may well have been available commercially and to the public. 
'This is a particularly large collection and the unusual thing about it is that it comes with this little handwritten book describing them.
'Unfortunately we don't know anything about the person who wrote the notebook, the seller bought them from an estate clearance and doesn't know anything about the previous owner.
'I don't think the notebook was kept contemporaneously but possibly was someone who was a Hitler fan. They chart the rise but not the fall.
'There's hundreds of pictures and they all appear to be pre-war, so it documents his political rise rather than the war. I have never seen the like of it, it's a fascinating collection of photos.'
The pictures, which have an estimate of £150, will be sold on Wednesday.
Hitler gathered enough electoral support to see the Nazis become the largest political party in the Reichstag by 1933. Hitler strictly controlled his public image in all respects. He would be photographed in any new suit before he would wear it in public and ordered  that all images of himself wearing lederhosen be withdrawn from circulation
Hitler gathered enough electoral support to see the Nazis become the largest political party in the Reichstag by 1933. Hitler strictly controlled his public image in all respects. He would be photographed in any new suit before he would wear it in public and ordered that all images of himself wearing lederhosen be withdrawn from circulation
He is believed to have died after shooting himself in a Berlin bunker in 1945 when he realised Germany had lost World War II.
But a startling new book claims Adolf Hitler actually escaped his hideout and actually died incognito in 1984 in a small town near Brazil's border with Bolivia - and it can be proved by a picture.
Not only that, but the author believes the Fuhrer fled to Argentina and then Paraguay before settling in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso to hunt for buried treasure - with a map given to him by Vatican allies, according to its author.
Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims this picture proves Hitler lived in the small town of Nossa Senhora do Livramento with his girlfriend, Cutinga 
Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims this picture proves Hitler lived in the small town of Nossa Senhora do Livramento with his girlfriend, Cutinga
Old clothes meant to be worn by the Fuhrer: An author claims the fascist actually died aged 95 
Old clothes meant to be worn by the Fuhrer: An author claims the fascist actually died aged 95
German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler 'went to Brazil to hunt for treasure'
German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler 'went to Brazil to hunt for treasure'
As part of his elaborate ruse to escape detection, he also had a relationship with a black woman called Cutinga, which was meant to prove that he could not be the dictator who hated anyone who did not fit his Aryan ideal, the book claims.
Post-graduate student Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias has outlined her bizarre theory, claiming the fascist actually died aged 95.
The book, titled 'Hitler in Brazil - His Life and His Death', challenges the accepted view that the dictator shot himself in his Berlin bunker on April 30 1945.
She claims he may have lived as Adolf Leipzig in the small town of Nossa Senhora do Livramento, 30 miles from the state capital Cuiaba.
Simoni, a Brazilian who comes from Cuiaba, says Leipzig was known locally as the 'Old German.'
Simoni is now planning to use DNA tests using a relative of Hitler living in Israel, after been given permission to exhume Adolf Leipzig's remains from his alleged final resting place in Nossa Senhora do Livramento.
The journalism student has linked the Fuhrer's alleged arrival in the area to a Vatican offer of ownership rights over buried Jesuit treasure in a cave near his adopted home. She points out in her book Leipzig was the birthplace of Hitler's favourite composer Bach.
Hitler's Bunker in the Chancellery, Berlin, where many believe he shot himself 
Hitler's Bunker in the Chancellery, Berlin, where many believe he shot himself
The supposed burial site: The Fuhrer 'fled to Argentina and then Paraguay before settling in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso' 
The supposed burial site: The Fuhrer 'fled to Argentina and then Paraguay before settling in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso'
She says her suspicions about Adolf Leipzig increased after she Photoshopped a moustache onto the grainy picture she obtained of him and compared it to photos of the Nazi leader.
According to Simoni, an unidentified Polish nun recognised an elderly man due to have an op at a hospital in Cuiaba in the early eighties as Hitler and demanded he leave - but was reprimanded by a superior who claimed he was there on Vatican orders.
Academics in Brazil have also rubbished the theory Hitler lived and died in Nossa Senhora do Livramento.
THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES SURROUNDING HITLER'S DEATH
Conspiracy theorists have long argued Hitler escaped from Germany and fled to south America.
Authors Gerrard Williams and Simon Dunstan claimed in a 2011 book Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler, that the Fuhrer fled with his mistress Eva Braun to Patagonia and had two daughters before dying in 1962 aged 73.
The claims about Hitler's life in Argentina were ridiculed by historian Guy Walters, who described them as '2,000 per cent rubbish' when the book was published.
He added: 'It's an absolute disgrace. There's no substance to it at all. It appeals to the deluded fantasies of conspiracy theorists and has no place whatsoever in historical research.'
Candido Moreira Rodrigues, a history professor at Mato Grosso's Federal University said: "There's nothing new in people who claim to be historians coming up with the most far-reaching theories about Hitler supposedly living in south America and subsequently dying in one of the countries in this region."
Ten of thousands of Nazis escaped after the war, including the notorious Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele.
Investigators probing Hitler's demise were hampered by the lack of any physical evidence for his death.
Fantasists were given added ammunition he didn't die in his Berlin bunker when 2009 DNA tests on skull fragments found near the bunker and believed to be his, turned out to belong to a woman.
Rochus Misch, a former bodyguard of Adolf Hitler who has been named as the last man to see the Fuhrer alive during his final hours in Germany, died last September aged 96.
Misch, who lived with Hitler and his mistress in their underground refuge as the allies closed in, told before his death he saw Hitler slumped with his head on the table after hearing a gunshot behind his closed door.




























Storm troops: Nazi Brown Shirts, soldiers from Germany's  Sturmabteilung or SA
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Storm troops: Nazi Brown Shirts, soldiers from Germany's Sturmabteilung or SA. This was the Third Reich's storm division whose terrifyingly violent and ruthless methods helped pave the way to power for Hitler after he founded the group in 1921


From buildings built by the Nazis to ornate theatres, burnt out hotels and eerie sanatoriums, these are the abandoned buildings that still litter the powerhouse of Europe.
Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled to the German capital Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film.
Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves.
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Former Hitler Youth Training School) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
An abandoned former Hitler Youth Training School pictured by British photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The Eagle and Iron Cross mural - Krampnitz Kaserne) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
The Eagle and Iron Cross mural at Krampnitz Kaserne, a military complex, in Fahrland, Potsdam, created by the Germans during the rearmament period
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Warped parquet flooring - Krampnitz Kaserne) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
Warped parquet flooring at Krampnitz Kaserne. The site was also used as a driving training centre until the Russians took control of the area, taking over a day after the Germans abandoned it April 26, 1945
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Gym-basketball court - Krampnitz Kaserne) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
A gym/basketball court at Krampnitz Kaserne. The 35th Guards Motor Rifle Division was then stationed there until its abandonment in 1992, after the Soviet Union dissolved
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Lecture hall - Former Hitler Youth training school) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
Decaying: A lecture hall at the former Hitler Youth training school pictured by Daniel Barter, 30
A view of the former Hitler Youth training school's lecture hall from the stage
A view of the former Hitler Youth training school's lecture hall from the stage
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Former Hitler Youth Training School) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
The inside of the former Hitler Youth Training School in Germany. The windows are open, but this room is still in good condition
German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years.
Mr Barter said: 'I stumbled into photography via my degree, which was in restoration. My interest in abandonments started really young.
'When I was five my junior school had a derelict aeroplane in an adjoining field. Two of my friends and I climbed over the 10ft green wire mesh fence and entered the plane.
'If I close my eyes I can still picture the switches, dials and smell the leather. 'I find abandoned buildings to photograph by word of mouth or a little bit of research.
'To gain access to some of the locations is quite another story and can involve a lot of climbing, sneaking and hiding.
'The best and most interesting thing about photographing abandoned buildings in Germany has to be the clash between different opposing ideologies that dominated this region in the mid to late 20th century.
'There is almost nothing else similar to it around the globe.
'The way it effected the material fabric of these lost places and the way it continues to effect the region as a whole, is I believe unique.'
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Lung sanatorium) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
There are more than 60 buildings at the sanatorium which are looking for a new lease of life
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Guest room - Burnt out Hotel) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
An undamaged guest room in the burnt out hotel looks almost lived in, but very dated
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Main dining table - Burnt out hotel) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
Seen better days: The main dining table in the abandoned and burnt out hotel
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Barbers chair-Manor house that once acted as a sanatorium) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
Left to rot: A barber's chair in a manor house that once acted as a sanatorium
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Stairs - Lung Sanatorium) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
The grand staircase at the Lung Sanatorium that has been daubed with graffiti. The site is south of Berlin. Building work started in 1898
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Theatre) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
Pictured here is an abandoned theatre that has not seen a show for years
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Theatre) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
Mr Barter's photographs show even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Burnt out hotel restaurant) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
A restaurant in the site of a burnt out hotel where food hasn't been on the menu for years
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Corridor - Lung Sanatorium) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
A corridor at the sanatorium. In its time it was also used as a hospital by the Russian Army until German reunification
PIC BY DANIEL BARTER / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Corridor - Lung Sanatorium) - Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these captivating pictures of decaying buildings Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. SEE CATERS COPY.
The arches around a courtyard inside the old sanatorium daubed with graffiti


























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