Third Reich Links

Welcome to the Links page of the Third Reich section, links related to pre and post war Germany. Political links are not included, only those containing historical content or discussions.

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler’s Works of Art
Hitler tried his hand at being a painter during his youth. However, he gave up on the profession to pursue a career in politics and the Nazi Party. Eventually, he became dictator of Germany and led it into World War 2, causing the deaths of millions of people.
Hitler Historical Museum
The Hitler Historical Museum is a non-biased, non-profit museum devoted to the study and preservation of the world history related to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist Party. True to its role as an educational museum, these exhibits allow for visitors to understand and examine historical documents and information for themselves. The museum, while acknowledging the tragedy that over 50 million people died during World War 2, retains its non-biased status by refraining from making political judgments of any sort.
Hitler’s Paintings
Hitler often claimed to be something of a frustrated artist, and art was certainly one of his major interests throughout his life. He probably sold several thousand paintings and postcards during his stay in Vienna, some of which turn up even today.

Bunkers & Buildings
70 Jahre Neue Reichskanzlei – Architektur der Angst
Endlose Flure und ein Arbeitszimmer mit 400 Quadratmetern: Vor 70 Jahren eröffnete Adolf Hitler seine neue Reichskanzlei in Berlin. Ein gigantischer Prunkbau, hinter dessen protziger Fassade sich an vielen Stellen bauliche Schlampereien verbargen.
Fahrerbunker in Berlin (Drivers Bunker)
Images and film from inside the Fahrerbunker in Berlin.
Final occupants of the Führerbunker
Final occupants of the Führerbunker by date of departure (1945)
Forbidden Photos: Secret Shots of Hitler’s Bunker
Starting in 1987, Robert Conrad risked his freedom to secretly photograph Adolf Hitler’s decaying bunker in what was then East Berlin. Disguised as a construction worker, he snuck inside some 30 times, and has now finally revealed his work. Article in English from Spiegel Online International.
Forcing Hitler Underground: The Führerbunker
We need these remains, and we need them visible, to expose the banality of this place, to moor the re-imagining of Hitler’s last days on some visible shred of evidence. We must show the antiquated structures where this leader hid, as the people he led, and deported, perished all around him.
Former Ministry of Transport, Berlin’s old government district Wilhelmstrasse
Individual buildings on the site between Leipziger Strasse, Wilhelmstrasse and Voßstraße were used from 1919 by the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (German National Railways, and later the Ministry of Transport.
In the last days of World War II the area was the scene of bitter fighting close to the Reich Chancellery.
The war did not destroy the administration buildings of the Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft, they later became part of the Ministry of Transport of the German Democratic Republic, until 1990.
Führerbunker The Last Days of Hitler
It is located in the backyard of the residential apartment building. You are unlikely to find it on your own, because very little or nothing at all is written about it in conventional travel guides. And if you find it, you’ll probably be the only one there, with no other tourists in sight. There are no signs leading to it. There is no sign or plague or any information whatsoever to tell you that you are next to it, looking at it, standing on it. What is it? It is Hitler’s bunker.
Inside the Führerbunker
The Führerbunker was built beneath the New Reich Chancellery in Berlin. This subterranean complex was constructed in two phases, the first in 1936 and the second in 1943. It was the last of the Führerhauptquartiere (Führer Headquarters) to be used by Hitler.
Inside The Führerbunker, Where Hitler Spent His Final Days
As the final weeks of World War II raged on, Adolf Hitler came to the slow realization that his Reich would fall. As Soviet forces descended on Berlin, Hitler took shelter in a specially made bunker deep beneath the ground of his chancellery. It was in that space that he would marry Eva Braun and spend his final days before shooting himself and leaving his body to be burned. By Taylor Prewitt
Kassernen und Gebaeude
Historical postcards of military, government or historically interesting buildings, squares, sites and facilities. Site is in German.
Places of Evil – Hitler’s Bunker & New Chancellery
Information on the Führerbunker and Chancellery.
Reich Chancellery & Führerbunker
Information, diagrams and animations of the Reich Chancellery & Führerbunker.
The Third Reich in Ruins
The website contains photos of historical sites associated with Germany’s Third Reich (1933-1945), both as they appeared while in use, and as the remains appear today. These photos give a “then and now” perspective, in many cases, a virtual tour of the sites. It was originally inspired by a collection of photos taken by the authors father, U.S. Army Air Forces Lt. Delbert R. Walden, when he was stationed in Germany from 1945-46.
Third Reich Locations
This site is for individuals who are seeking pictorial information about locations which are directly or indirectly connected historically to the third reich. This site features photos of these places, shot by the author over the years.

East Prussia
Hell On Earth: East Prussia & Königsberg In 1945
The city of Königsberg fell in ruins and burned. The German positions were smashed, the trenches ploughed up, embrasures were levelled with the ground,companies were buried, the signal systems torn apart and the ammunition stores destroyed.Clouds of smoke lay over the remnants of the houses of the inner city. On the streets were strewn fragments of masonry, shot-up vehicle sand the bodies of horses and human beings.
Königsberg Cathedral
Official site of Konigsberg Сathedral, including a tour, the Cathedrals history, Kant’s Museum and a photo gallery. The site is available in English, German and Russian.
Königsberg, East Prussia – Remembered
This site is about the tragic fate of the city of Königsberg, the capital of the former German province of East Prussia. As a result of WWII, neither Königsberg nor East Prussia exists anymore.

Third Reich Related
Axis History Forum
This is an apolitical forum for discussions on the Axis nations and related topics hosted by Marcus Wendel’s Axis History Factbook in cooperation with Christian Ankerstjerne’s Panzerworld and Christoph Awender’s WW2 day by day. Founded in 1999.
Files Uncovered: Nazi Veterans Created Illegal Army
Newly discovered documents show that in the years after World War II, former members of the Nazi Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS formed a secret army to protect the country from the Soviets. The illegal project could have sparked a major scandal at the time.
Das letzte Besäufnis (The last Bender)
In 1945 during the last days of the war, it appears that Hitler’s chauffeurs a huge party before they left the drivers bunker. Relics from this time now showing an exhibition in Berlin.
Hitler’s Wristwatch: A Nazi Legacy Hidden in German Museums
For decades, item number 471/96 has only seen the light of day in exceptional cases. On those rare occasions, fingers encased in clean, white cotton gloves carefully lift the platinum watch out of its velvet-lined case. Diamonds encircle the round face, refracting the ambient light into a glittering cascade.
Incredible battlefield relics of the Eastern Front
As we all know, the Eastern Front was a gigantic battlefield and comes no surprise as to the amount or relics lost and buried on this battlefield.
Nazi and East German Propaganda Guide Page
Propaganda was central to Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic. The German Propaganda Archive includes both propaganda itself and material produced for the guidance of propagandists. The goal is to help people understand the two great totalitarian systems of the twentieth century by giving them access to the primary material.
Projekt German-Reich
Stamps from the German Empire 1872 – 1945 (Deutsches Reich 1872- 1945 Briefmarken).
The rape of Berlin (BBC News)
The USSR’s role in the defeat of Nazi Germany World War Two 70 years ago is seen as the nation’s most glorious moment. But there is another story – of mass rapes by Soviet soldiers of German women in the dying days of the war.
Traces of Evil Remaining Nazi sites in Germany.
Unbequeme Reste (Uncomfortable Remains)
In Berlin you will be faced with many places and relics of German 20th century.
The Empire, the Weimar Republic, National Socialism and the GDR have left many traces in the city. Often there are discussions about how to deal with this historical legacy.
A special part of this debate concerns the underground remnants of Nazism that crop up every few years somewhere in the city.
Unexploded Bombs in Germany: The Lethal Legacy of World War II
Germany remains contaminated with unexploded bombs that are becoming increasingly unstable with age, warns one of the country’s most experienced bomb defusers. He has just retired after a perilous career spent tackling the deadly legacy of World War II.

Related Links
Berliner Unterwelten
The Association “Berliner Unterwelten” (Berlin Underworlds) researches and documents Berlin’s subterranean structures, including bunkers from World War 2.
Das Bundesarchiv (The Federal Archives)
The Federal Archives keeps approx. 11 million still pictures, aerial photographs and posters from modern German history.
Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum)
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) is Germany’s national historical museum. Located in Berlin’s historic district of Mitte, it sees itself as a place of active communication and discussion of history.
Museum Arno Beker
The official Internet museum Arno Breker, information about the life and work of the artist, who, as a sculptor, graphic artist and architect, is one of the most important personalities of the 20th Century.