Sammelwerk Nr. 15
Bild Nr. 178 Gruppe 65
Compilation No. 15
Image No. 178 Group 65
National Party Convention 1934
Photo taken of Nazi Party Rally, at Nuremberg, May 21 1934.
One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann.
On back, glue remnants on top edge side where mounted in album, paper thinned in one area, creasing along top.
12 X 17 cm - 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo)
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The Nuremberg Rally (Reichsparteitag meaning National Party Convention) was the annual rally of the Nazi Party in Germany, held from 1923 to 1938. They were large Nazi propaganda events, especially after Hitler's rise to power in 1933. These events were held at the Nazi party rally grounds in Nuremberg from 1933 to 1938 and are usually referred to in English as the "Nuremberg Rallies". Many films were made to commemorate them, the most famous of which is Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will and Der Sieg des Glaubens..
1934 – The 6th Party Congress was held in Nuremberg, September 5–10, 1934, which was attended by about 700,000 Nazi Party supporters. Initially it did not have a theme. Later it was labeled the "Rally of Unity and Strength", "Rally of Power", or "Rally of Will". The Leni Riefenstahl film Triumph des Willens was made at this rally. This rally was particularly notable due to Albert Speer's Cathedral of light: 152 searchlights that cast vertical beams into the sky around the Zeppelin Field to symbolise the walls of a building.
Heinrich Hoffmann (1885 – 1957) was a German photographer, art dealer, art collector, and magazine publisher who was for many years Adolf Hitler's official photographer and a part of his intimate circle. Historian Alan Bullock succinctly described Hoffmann as an "earthy Bavarian with a weakness for drinking parties and hearty jokes" who "enjoyed the license of a court jester" with Hitler.