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FRAGMENTS | Hugo Jaeger

Hugo Jaeger was a "special military photographer" who accompanied Hitler from the period leading up to the war until its bitter end. Unlike most photographers, Yeager had access to Kodak color film and a stereoscopic camera that produces 3D photographs. Towards the end of the war, when the Allies advanced into Germany, Jaeger feared that the photographs would disclose his close ties with the oppressor and proceeded to carefully hide them. In 1955 he sealed the photographs in twelve glass jars, buried them outside of Munich and created a locating map. Ten years later he exhumed them and kept them in a Swiss bank. In 1965 he sold the photos to "Life" magazine, however, they were only published in 2009.