Walter Franz, a German photographer and filmmaker, joined the German Air Force in 1938 and served as a photographer throughout the war. His association with Albert Speer, the prominent architect of the Nazi Party, granted him the opportunity to collaborate with Hitler himself, eventually becoming his trusted and favored photographer starting from 1941.
As the war neared its end, Franz was apprehended by the allied forces and subjected to several months of imprisonment. Unfortunately, the majority of his photographs were confiscated during this time.
However, in 1988, Franz's only son made a remarkable discovery—a suitcase containing the remaining photographs from his father's time as a photographer during the war. This unexpected find shed new light on Walter Franz's work and experiences.