00010953.gif Men Whom Hitler Obeys Translated from Posledniya Novosti, Paris Russian Emigre Social Democratic Daily Living Age, April l939, pp. 142/145 .... Kannenberg accompanies (Hitler) on all his trips, following him a like a shadow from Munich to Berchtesgaden, from Berchtesgaden to Berlin, from Berlin to Rome, by plane, automobile or special train. Hitler would not dream going anywhere without his chef ..... The Chancellor greatly appreciates his chef and never misses an opportunity to present him to diplomats and officials as "Herr Sepp Kannenberger, my dictator." For ...... Joseph Kannenberg .... rules Hitler .... This exalted personage, who has been presented not only to Mussolini, but also to Chamberain, Daladier and Admiral Horthy, holds supreme authority over Hitler's diet. An old friendship binds Hitler to his chef.... After the failure of the celebrated Munich Putsch, Hitler ... found welcome refuge for a few days in Kannenberg's little home in the suburbs. Hitler spent hours talking to his host and came to the conclusion that the latter was quite an intelligent fellow. He was particularly impressed by the culinary ability of Kannenberg who, as a precaution, dismissed the servants and cooked lunch and supper for his guest with thi own hands. "You are an ideal chef," Hitler exclaimed several times. Afterwards, upon coming to power, Hitler remembered Kannenberg and entrusted him with the supervision of his menu. He treats him with great respect and pays him well. The Chancellor is, in general, very fond of the men attached to his personal service. Some of them he considers his friends, to whose counsel he listens willingly. Often he even discusses with them political questions of great importance. Kannenberg holds a high place among his confidants. It is generally believed that his advice is often taken and that he has considerable influence on Germany's ruler ..... Heinrich Hoffmann, the official photographer .... is the second man who is able to give the Fuehrer orders. (Follows story of discovery of the picture of the outbreak of the war with a cheering crowd and H. among it.) .... He is the only one authorized to photograph the Fuehrer in his more intimate surroundings: in the Berlin Chancellery, in the Fuehrer's house in Munich or in the Berchtesgaden castle. .... It is he who dictates to the Fuehrer the pose that he must take before the camera, the suit that he must wear, or where he must stand, if he is photographed in a group. It is also he who has the last word on what photographs may be released .....It often happens that Hitler himself takes a special fancy for some photograph. Hoffmann ... intervenes with: "I know better about these things, my Fuehrer, this photograph will not do." 00010954.gif page 2 Men whom Hitler obeys. ...... he has been known to make mistakes. A few years ago he had released a photograph which showed the Chancellor during s speech, carried away by passion, his face contracted, his fists closed. This photograph did not produce a pleasant impression on the public, ..... Hitler has willingly forgiven such little mistakes and obeys with good grace when Hoffmann puts him into a particularly effective pose ......
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