Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, Not dated
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
19.05 (German painting)
Hitler; Goering; Einstein; Hindenburg; von Papen; von Schleicher; von Mackensen
This document is an English-language translation of Conrad Hemmel's statement on German art, that is, painting, under the extra-aesthetic preconceptions of National Socialism. Hemmel's account reflects his efforts, and the efforts of other "good artists," to make the best of an impossible situation. Although they had practically no choice but to paint the kinds of pictures of which Hitler would approve, they did attempt to do so at the highest levels of their respective skills. This document is a typewritten original of excellent quality on slightly browning paper in stable condition.