Helene Bechstein, Adolf Hitler, and Kurt von Hammerstein at the funeral of Edwin Bech-stein, 1934. Bechstein, whose family firm made pianos, and his wife were early and generous supporters of Hitler in the 1920s. According to Hans Magnus Enzensberger in The Silences of Hammerstein, ‘This is the only photo in which Hammerstein is to be seen in the company of Hitler.’