Date Original

circa 1930s


This collection is comprised of a World War II-era Nazi photo album and a newspaper clipping of the American private who found it during his service in the war.

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Socialist German Workers’ Party, more commonly known as the Nazi Party, was far-right political party that was active in Germany from the 1920s to 1945 at the end of World War II. By the 1930s, the Nazi Party had taken control of Germany in a totalitarian regime known as the Third Reich. On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, sparking World War II, with countries divided along two military alliances of the Axis and the Allied powers. The Axis powers included Germany, Japan, and Italy. The Allies powers were comprised of the United Kingdom, France, Russia (then Soviet Union), China, and the United States. With the defeat of Nazi Germany and the Axis powers at the close of the war in 1945, the Nazi Party was declared an illegal political party. Nazi ideology, insignia, propaganda, and other remnants of the Third Reich were removed during denazification, a program established by the United Nations after the war.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Europe; United States





Resource Type



World War II Nazi photo album, MS.000819


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

World War II Nazi photo album, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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