An excellent print from 1936 showing Hitler at the Berlin State Opera on the occasion of commemorating the WW1 German fallen.On the first row, from l to r, Goebbels, Hess, Goering and the octogenarian Field Marshal Mackensen. On the left of Hitler is Field Marshal Blomberg and C-in-C of the Army Werner von Fritsch. Himmler is on the third row to the right, partially obscured.
Generaloberst Ferdinand Schörner (center) a die-hard Nazi, was the last field marshal named by Hitler before his suicide and, briefly, the last chief of the German army. After the war, he was imprisoned in the USSR to serve a 25-year sentence, but he was released in 1955. Known as "bloody Ferdinand" and "Hitler's most brutal field marshal," Schorner was briefly jailed in Germany too and died in 1973.