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|Dates: ||1914 - 1993|
|Active: ||Austria / Russia|
Austrian Nazi photojournalist who took propaganda photographs during the Second World War. Studied business at the University of Vienna but wanted to be a photojournalist and from 1935 to 1937 he photographed the alzburg Festival. Following the German annexation of Austria he Salzburg reichsgau, a Nazi administrative subdivision. Later he joined the Nazi party and the SS. Leaving the SS in 1941 to work with the Propagandakompanie, a propaganda unit of the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front. His surviving photographs include the everyday lives of German soldiers, Soviet prisoners, the Jewish ghetto at Minsk and the September 1941 meeting between Adolf Hitler and Admiral Miklos Horthy, the Regent of Hungary, in Marienburg (now Malbork, Poland). 35,000 of his negatives are held by Salzburg municipal archives.
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