>> Candid photos of Adolph Hitler will go up for auction on Wednesday. The album was found in his mistress, Eva Braun's Berlin bedroom, in 1945. The pictures show a rarely seen side of the infamous German leader, catching him sitting, reading, exploring the outdoors, and smiling as he poses with children.
The Nazi chief's image was otherwise very controlled, with photographs having to be approved.>> So the shots that we are seeing in this album are natural, relaxed, a number of them are amusing and certainly they wouldn't be allowed to be published. They're quite revealing.>> The album also includes personal images of leading Nazis in Hitler's inner circle.
It was discovered by British photographer Edward Dean. He entered Hitler's bunker in April 1945 with a reporter. A Russian soldier took the pair around. And Price opened a drawer in Brown's bedroom where the album was.>> Most times the provinance gets broken, but because we have an account of its discovery backed up a couple of months later with some photos of it in the newspaper, that makes it very rare because we can say with certainty that it came out of the bunker.
The album will go under the hammer on March 15th. It's expected to sell for more than 15,000 pounds.