[Below: This is reported to be Inga as a teenager.]

[Below: Inga and Lore.]

[Below: Inga and Lore.]

[Below: Inga and Lore.]

[Below: Inga and Lore.]

[Below: Inga and Lore.]

[Below: Inga and Robert.]

[Below: Adolf Hitler with Inga aboard the Strength Through Joy luxury liner during its maiden voyage. The ship was named after her husband 'Robert Ley'.]

[Below: Adolf Hitler with Inga aboard the Strength through Joy (KdF) luxury liner named after her husband 'Robert Ley'.]

[Below: A few moments later, Inga's husband Robert replaces her. Martin Bormann, far left.]

[Below: Another photo aboard the Strength through Joy (KdF) luxury liner. This personal photo shows a smiling Adolf Hitler with Inga beaming behind him.]

[Below: Another photo aboard the Strength through Joy (KdF) luxury liner. This personal photo, from the set above, includes Inga's husband Robert.]

[Below: Another photo from the set.]

[Below: The Strength through Joy luxury liner 'Robert Ley' featured here on a postcard, autographed by Robert Ley.]

[Below: At the Berghof.]

[Below: At the Berghof.]

[Below: At the Berghof.]

[Below: At the Berghof.]

[Below: At the Berghof.]

[Below: At the Berghof.]

[Below: At the Berghof.]

[Below: At a party or official function.]

[Below: A Christmas party for orphans in Bochum, December 1939.]

[Below: At a party or official function.]

[Below: At a party or official function.]

[Below: At an official function, from left, Emmy Göring, Inga Ley, the wife of Italy's Ambassador Attolica and Robert Ley.]

[Below: At a party or official function.]

[Below: At a party or official function.]

[Below: A little bit better shot.]

[Below: At a party or official function.]

[Below: At a party or official function.]

[Below: At a party or official function.]

[Below: At a party or official function.]

[Below: Hermann Goering is to the left of Inga.]

[Below: At an official function in the rain. Heinrich Himmler is to the left of Robert Ley.]

[Below: In Norway.]

[Below: A rare example of Inga's letterhead.]

[Below: Robert Ley.]

[Below: Robert Ley.]

[Below: Robert Ley.]

[Below: Robert Ley with female admirers.]

[Below: Robert Ley at a speaking engagement in Berlin.
This massive poster in the background:
'Er kämpft härter! Wir steigern unsere Leistung'
basically says:
'We struggle harder! We improve our performance']

  • Few people know that Robert Ley's beautiful and enigmatic wife Inga wrote a children's book under her maiden name of 'Inga Hansen'. Furthermore, Inga even did the lovely drawing for the book. In 2021 it was reprinted, as you can see below. It's in German and unfortunately there is no English translation... yet. At the back of the book it shows various pictures of the Leys' house, then and now. Beautiful during the 12 magical years and in ruins after the destroying touch of the Allies.

    [Below: 'Es war einmal... Fünf kleine Märchen für kleine Leute' (Once upon a time ... five little fairy tales for little people).]

    [Below: Originally published in 1941. It is very telling that Inga used her maiden name to publish this, instead of using the weight of her husband's name.]

    [Below: Der Ley- Hof damals & heute'
    (The Ley estate - then and now).

    And middle:
    'Der Ley- Hof auf Rottland nach dem Umbau 1937 bis 1939'
    (The Ley-Hof on Rottland after the renovation from 1937 to 1939)

    And bottom:

    'Die imposante Eingangshalle von Gut Rottland'
    (The imposing entrance hall of Gut Rottland )

    Rottland appears to be the name of the property.]

    [Below: Der Ley- Hof damals & heute'
    (The Ley estate - then and now).

    And middle: 'Gut Rottland wurde nach dem Krieg vom CVJM als Jugendherberge genutzt'
    (Good Rottland was used by the YMCA as a youth hostel after the war)

    And bottom: 'Der Ley-Hof nach Kriegsende'
    (The Ley estate after the end of the war)

    [Below: Der Ley- Hof damals & heute'
    (The Ley estate - then and now).

    And middle: 'Überdachte Toreinfahrt aus Bruchsteinen zum Ley-Hof auf Rottland (2020)'
    (Covered gate entrance made of quarry stones to the Ley estate on Rottland [2020])

    And bottom: 'In den Nischen der Toreinfahrt steht auf der rechten Seite ein Relief "Der Sämann" von Willy Meller. Das Relief "Der SA-Mann" auf der linken Seite der Einfahrt wurde entfernt und befindet sich heute im Rheinischen Landesmuseum in Bonn'
    (In the niches of the gate entrance there is a relief "The Sower" by Willy Meller on the right-hand side. The relief "Der SA-Mann" on the left side of the entrance was removed and is now in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn)]

    [Below: 'Der "Ahnenhain" nördlich von Rottland gelegen'
    (The "ancestral grove" north of Rottland).

    And bottom: 'Das verschlossene Tor zum "Ahnenhain" von hohem Rhododendron überwuchert'
    (The locked gate to the "ancestral grove" is overgrown by high rhododendrons)]

    [Below: 'Die Überreste des Grabes von Inga Ley'
    (The remains of Inga Ley's grave)]