Werner Wolff Archive
Werner Wolff (American, born in Germany, 1911−2002) left Nazi Germany in 1936 for New York, where he found work in the darkroom of the newly formed Pix photo agency. He later joined the American army, and regularly completed assignments for the wartime magazine Yank. With the defeat of Germany, Wolff was one of the first to photograph “The Eagle’s Nest” in Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s mountain retreat. Returning to New York, he joined the Black Star photo agency and remained one of its key contributors for decades. His many assignments are chronicled in the Werner Wolff Archive, which includes negatives, contact sheets, photographs, transparencies, publication information, correspondence, and other related ephemera.