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Adolf Hitler, Robert Ley, and Rudolf Heß at a Nazi rally at Nürnberg, Germany, 11 Sep 1936

Caption   Adolf Hitler, Robert Ley, and Rudolf Heß at a Nazi rally at Nürnberg, Germany, 11 Sep 1936 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-2006-0329-502
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 27 Mar 2009
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
15 Nov 2009 04:47:02 PM

"One does not establish a dictatorship in
order to safeguard a revolution,one makes
a revolution in order to establish a

-George Orwell-
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Oct 2010 04:20:17 PM

"And I believe that totalitarianism, if not
fought against, could triumph".

-George Orwell-
3. Denn says:
6 Sep 2011 07:55:27 AM

Note "columns" in background formed by searchlight beams. This was an innovation be Albert Speer.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Apr 2012 09:33:53 PM

This year will go down in history! for the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! our streets will be safer, our police more effective, and the world will follow our lead into the future...

-Adolf Hitler, 1935
5. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 May 2015 07:00:03 PM


Albert Speer designed what was called the "Lichtdom" or Cathedral of Light. Speer used 150 Army searchlights for the column effect, that reached thousands of feet into the night air must have had a real effect of the faithful.
6. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
19 Sep 2016 02:35:07 PM


Rallies were well documented
as propaganda by film maker
Leni Riefenstahl, such rallies were attended by hundreds of thousands of faithful.

Did you know that the rallies were even covered live by the new medium of television along with radio and newsreels footage.


Anti-aircraft searchlights were used an idea of Albert Speer, this gave an impressive image at the rallies. Using over 150 searchlights pointing skyward, that could be seen for miles.


Adolf Hitler always the center piece of the rallies deluded delusions that the party faithful wanted to hear. Within twelve years, the Third Reich would crash down upon them.


Hitler even coined "Swift as
a Grayhound, as Tough as
Leather, and as hard as Krupp's Steel" the rallies even generated over 50,000 Hitler Youth, and the crowds
went into a frenzy and was electrifying.

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