Alfred Shoots Adolf Hitler: A Leica story

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by jim_a, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. While researching toy digital camcorders I came across the site PXL THIS, dedicated to videos produced using the PXL 2000, a toy camera. The PXL 2000 was available from 1987 to 1989 from the toy company, Fisher-Price. There is even a PXL THIS film festival, established in 1991 and celebrating the Fisher-Price PXL 2000 toy video camera.
    One of the videos on the site is of Alfred Benjamin, who is Jewish, telling the story of photographing Hitler with his Leica camera in 1934 when he was 18-years-old, and his reaction to staring into the face of evil.
    LINK TO VIDEO (Quicktime Required)
  2. Cool. Thanks for posting!
  3. Jim, thanks loads for this info. Fascinating stuff.
  4. Too bad it was a Leica & not a 308 Winchester!
  5. and his reaction to staring into the face of evilI'll bet you'd get the same reaction from some of the CNN photogs covering the White House now :grin:
  6. ...or the new Speaker of the House facing FOX news.
  7. jtk


    That's a superb video. Thanks!

    Think how much good stuff is being churned out today by cheap digicams, and we won't even know about it for decades.

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