Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Adolf Hitler in Paris, 06/23/1940

Adolf Hitler in Paris, 06/23/1940. ARC Identifier 540179 / Local Identifier 242-HLB-5073-20. Item from Record Group 242: National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, 1675 - 1958.

Creator(s): General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service. Office of the National Archives. (ca. 1949 - 1985) Type(s) of Archival Materials: Photographs and other Graphic Materials

Contact(s): Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0561; FAX: 301-837-3621; EMAIL:

Production Date(s): 06/23/1940. Part Of: Series: Hoffmann. Collection; Subseries HLB; 35mm prints and negatives made by the Berlin Office, compiled 03/1933 - 07/1944.

Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted. Use Restriction(s): Unrestricted.

This image from the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) was originally copyrighted by the Presse Illustrationen Hoffmann (Heinrich Hoffmann, Berlin SW68 Kochstrasse 10) and was seized by the US government after World War II and vested by the United States Attorney General as US government property in 1951. It is considered public domain because it was not divested to the original copyright owner and because of the ruling in Price v. United States: United States Court of Appeals, Fifth circuit, 20 November, 1995[1] which confirmed that under US law Heinrich Hoffman items in the National Archives are not copyrighted by the original copyright owners in the US. Part of the ruling reads "The United States may dispose of items that were seized during the allied occupation of Germany as it sees fit; indeed, it has done so."

It states on [2] that

"Scholars fearful that a major source of visual material in the public domain was suddenly liable for ruinous permission fees can now breathe a sigh of relief. But one is well-served to look carefully at both Judge Hughes's initial judgment in favor of Price as well as Judge Jolly's judgment of dismissal, as both contain many illuminating details. It now seems clear that all of Heinrich Hoffmann's photographs at National Archives may be considered as being in the public domain, which means they may be used in scholarly and popular books, articles, films and television programmes without payment of permission fees to German heirs or to Billy Price"

Note this does not apply to Heinrich Hoffmann items not in the US national archives, it must say the item is 'Use Restrictions: unrestricted', always list the source of the image.

Variant Control Number(s): NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-242-HLB-5073-20 Select List Identifier: WWII #82

Index Terms: Subjects Represented in the Archival Material: World War, 1939-1945

TEXT RESOURCE: Adolf Hitler From Wikipedia


Jill O. Miles said...

A chilling photo indeed. It brings to mind my post about the Germans in Paris.

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