August 19, 2011

Pictures from the Reich 5

Women bringing in the harvest
Women working at an aircraft plant. While the emergence of women in the U.S. as a wartime workforce has been widely publicized, it is not mentioned that the same was the case in Germany.
Women working at telephone switchboards
Nurses taking care of city children sent to the countryside to avoid Allied bombing. While the evacuation of British children has been the basis for much literature, German children endangered by enemy bombing have been ignored.
Soldier talking with a female train conductor
Female laboratory assistant
Female technical assistant
Nuremberg Rally 1936. 90,000 NSDAP followers with 25,000 flags marched to the Duzendteich.
Nuremberg Rally 1937
Nuremberg Rally with the “Cathedral of Light” designed by architect Albert Speer. It consisted of 130 searchlights at intervals of 12 meters aimed toward the sky around the parade grounds. British Ambassador Sir Nevile Henderson called it “both solemn and beautiful ... like being in a cathedral of ice.”
The Nuremberg Rally parade grounds seen from a distance. The event could be seen miles away.
Eager Hitler Youth drummers at the Nuremberg Rally
Nuremberg Rally 1938
Nuremberg Rally 1938, in the center of Nuremberg
Nuremberg Rally 1938, in the center of Nuremberg

 Sculpture by National Socialist Arnold Breker. The following art is also by Arnold Breker.

Pictures from the Reich 4

Reich President Hindenburg greeting Reich Chancellor Hitler on Memorial Day, March 12 1933
Robert Ley and Ferdinand Porsche giving Hitler a model of the Volkswagen as a birthday present. Hitler had desired the building of a cheap car that ordinary German families could afford.
President Hindenburg greeted by an SA honor guard at Potsdam
The Reich Chancellery in Berlin
The Reich Chancellery in Berlin, Hitlers office
The Reich Chancellery in Berlin, the marble gallery
One of two Honor Temples in Munich for the 16 men who died in the abortive NSDAP putch attempt in 1927. The building of these temples was part of an effort to give the people a new spirituality based on the nation instead of religion.
The Honor Temples in Munich
One of the two Honor Temples at a ceremony in Munich
Poster of SA member fighting back communists in a meeting hall during the Kampfzeit, the time before the NSDAP came to power in 1933
SA man standing by a fallen comrade
The Führerbau, a major Party office building in Munich
Hitler’s office in the Munich Führerbau
The Munich Führerbau
Horst Wessel leading an SA column at the 1929 Nuremberg Rally. He was shot soon thereafter in his home by a communist. The Horst Wessel Lied, the Horst Wessel Song, became the rallying song of the Sturmabteilung, which was created to fight communists who attacked Conservative and Nationalist political meetings after World War I.
Photograph from the Reich Youth Rally in Potsdam, 1932
SA march in Sadortmund, 1933
Hitler speaking at the SA rally in Dortmund, 1933
Hitler speaking at the SA rally in Dortmund, 1933
The poster says: “Hitler is building. Help him. Buy German goods.
Poster advertising the German autobahn system built in the 1930s, the most modern road system in Europe at the time
Postcard celebrating the Anschluss, the peaceful incorporation of Austria into Germany 1938. Königsberg is still separated from the rest of Germany. Other German lands still belong to Poland and Czechoslovakia.

Pictures from the Reich 3

Picture from the Lebensborn project
Picture from the Lebensborn project
Scene from a Christmas story
Picture from a Christmas booklet
Picture from a Christmas booklet
Picture from a Christmas booklet
Picture from a Christmas booklet
German soldiers at Christmas
German soldiers celebrating Christmas
City of Eßlingen

Festival in Freiberg, which explains the unusually large number of flags
City of Kolberg
City of Magdeburg
Under Hardenberg’s liberal legislation, a great flight began from the rural east to the industrial western cities. This picture from a school textbook shows Polish immigrants populating the east.
“Causes for the decline in birthrate.” The first column shows social classes, the second the number of children per family 1870-1900, the third the number of children 1900-1930.
The Brown House, the NSDAP party headquarters in Munich
Hitler’s office in the Brown House
Hitler’s house on the Obersaltzberg, near Berchtesgarden
An interior picture
Another interior picture