Image Adolf Hitler at the Nuremberg Rally, 1935

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This is a black-and-white photograph of Adolf Hitler, German Führer and chancellor, taking the salute at a march-past of SA stormtroopers through the streets of Nuremberg as part of the week-long Nazi Party national congress in September 1935. Hitler is wearing an SA uniform and standing in a touring car. Behind him, a member of the SS holds the Nazi flag. This image is a reproduction print from cigarette card. The original photograph was probably taken by Hitler's personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann.

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Educational value
  • This photograph is a valuable resource for years 11 and 12 modern history studies of the rise of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) and the German Nazi Party, and for the year 10 history depth study World War II (1939-45), which includes an overview of the causes of the war. By 1935 Hitler had been chancellor for two years and had held the combined powers of chancellor and president for one year. This was the seventh annual Nazi party rally.
  • Entitled 'Parteitag der Freiheit' (Party day of freedom), the 1935 Nuremberg Rally marked a significant step towards war and the Holocaust. The reintroduction of compulsory military service in defiance of the Versailles Treaty was celebrated. Hitler signalled his plan to place the nation under military discipline. The infamous Nuremberg laws were approved, stripping Jews of their German citizenship and banning marriages between Jews and 'Germans'.
  • Surrounded by the SA and SS, the Nazi Party's paramilitary forces, Hitler was the focus of events throughout the days and nights of the rally. All Nuremberg rallies were choreographed to reinforce the personality cult of the Führer. Films, books, pamphlets, photo albums, souvenir plates, even cigarette cards, were produced to record the events. This photograph, or slight variants of it taken quite close to Hitler, was included in many souvenirs of the 1935 rally.
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  • History
  • Studies of society and environment

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