“On that clear winter morning when in command of the search part that had reached the scene of the battle (at Wounded Knee), Dr. Charles Eastman became momentarily a man cast between two worlds. One was the world of the Grandfathers and his youth that had perished at Wounded Knee; and the other was the world of his white benefactors with its confusion of religions; its rigid interpretation of what was truly civilized; and its disinclination to tolerate any treat to progress.”
Raymond Wilson , author of Ohiyesa: Charles Eastman, Santee Sioux
"Fascinating color photos from the 1950s and 60s, which are also interesting for architectural history," said Oliver Sander, head of the division at the German federal archive office. The archives recently took over the Beier collection. Sander is excited: "I have never seen such good stock material!" Until now, the federal archives only had official GDR photography or photos from the news agency ADN -- which mainly depicted "cheery socialism and its successes." Manfred Beier's photos add a new element to the photographic memory of the state of "farmers and laborers." "It is the alternative stock collection for re-examining everyday life in the GDR," he said.
Legally, the Commander-in-Chief of the Wehrmacht was Adolf Hitler in his capacity as Germany's head of state, a position he gained after the death of President Paul von Hindenburg in August 1934. In the reshuffle in 1938, Hitler became the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and retained that position until his suicide on 30 April 1945.  Administration and military authority initially lay with the war ministry under Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg . After Blomberg resigned in the course of the 1938 Blomberg-Fritsch Affair , the ministry was dissolved and the Armed Forces High Command ( Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW) under Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel was put in its place.  Army work was also coordinated by the German General Staff .