The Nazi Party Rallies

The 1938 Nazi Party Rally, vast crowds on the Zeppelinfeld grandstand.

The Nazi Party Rallies, held in Nuremberg from 1933 to 1938, serve primarily as a setting to show off the regime and Adolf Hitler, to orchestrate the concept of a "Volksgemeinschaft," and to arouse popular enthusiasm for war. Yet these events, which last up to eight days, are only one highlight in the National Socialist year.

The Nazi Party Rally as ritual

Organization of the Nazi Party Rallies

The Nazi Party Rally experience

Foreign opinion of the Nazi Party Rallies

Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will"

The texts we link to here are from the "Fascination and Terror" exhibition at the Documentation Center.