The Nazis’ Nuremberg Rallies

James Wilson

Date Published :
July 2012
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
250 images
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This book describes the background to and the development of the Nazi Party Rallies held at Nuremberg each September from 1933 to 1939. These Reichsparteitage (National Party Days) were vast and meticulously staged managed extravaganzas in which ritual and ceremony played an important part.

The Rallies had two key objectives. The first was to focus public attention on the successes of the Nazi Party and connect with the public conscience and build a close bond between Party and people.

Even more important was the Rallies’ role in presenting Adolf Hitler as the savior of the German nation sent to restore national pride, power and prosperity after the shame and economic disaster of the post war years and the deeply resented Versailles Treaty. The Hitler Cult was blatantly promoted with revolutionary use of propaganda by the latest technology and iron control of the media.

Using the author’s superb collection of postcards and images, The Nazis’ Nuremberg Rallies takes the reader on a visual journey through each year’s Reichsparteitage. A truly fascinating way to understand this uniquely successful and threatening phenomena.

About The Author

James Wilson was born in Northern Ireland in 1953. In 1972, he followed family tradition and entered the printing industry. Having moved to London in 1979, he went on to run his own business through the 1980s. Since 1993 he has worked for the Metropolitan Police Service.

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