Adolf Hitler reviewing a Reich Labor Service (RAD) parade, Zeppelin Field, Nürnberg, Germany, Sep 1937

Caption   Adolf Hitler reviewing a Reich Labor Service (RAD) parade, Zeppelin Field, Nürnberg, Germany, Sep 1937 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-C12671
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Photos at Same Place Nürnberg, Franken, Germany
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Jul 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Jun 2012 04:10:28 PM

THE PARTIES OVER: NO MORE RALLIES

AT 10:00AM THE (RAD) REICH LABOR SERVICE PASS IN REVIEW, WITH THEIR NEW SHINING SHOVELS. THOUSANDS CHEER AND WAVE AS THE (RAD) MARCH BY WITH MUSICIANS AND BANNERS IN FRONT WITH AS MANY AS 45,000 MARCHED. IF ONE LISTENS, YOU COULD ALMOST HEAR THE DRUMS, BUGLES AND THE MASSES YELLING SIEG HEIL, SIEG HEIL...

IN 1935 A LAW WAS PASSED THAT MADE LABOR SERVICE COMPULSORY ALL MALES BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 TO 25 HAD TO DO SIX-MONTHS SERVICE
WHEN WWII STARTED IN 1939 A TWELVE-MONTH TOUR
WAS MADE COMPULSORY, EVEN GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN WERE FORCED TO WORK.

THINGS GOT WORSE:

AFTER YOUR LABOR SERVICE, MALES WERE DRAFTED OR ENLISTED IN THE WEHRMACHT. AT THE START OF WWII THEIR WERE 3,200,000 MEN IN SERVICE BY 1943 THE NUMBER REACHED 11,000,000.

SO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BUIDINGS:
ZEPPELIN TRIBUNE BUILT 1937 NAZI PARTY RALLY GROUNDS. THE GRANDSTAND, SURVIVED WWII, THE LARGE SWASTIKA DIDN'T, IT WAS BLOWN UP BY ALLIED FORCES AT WARS END, AND HAS BEEN SHOWN IN MANY WWII DOCUMENTARIES.
THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW AREAS IN POST-WAR GERMANY WHERE NATIONAL SOCIALIST ARCHITECTURE
SURVIVES.
SINCE THE 1970s THE BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN PRESERVERED AS HISTORICAL MONUMENTS. SOME OF THE OTHER BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED BY ALLIED
BOMBING AND WERE LATER DEMOLISHED AFTER THE WAR.

THE 1970s BBC DOCUMENTARY "THE WORLD AT WAR"
HAD A ONE TIME HITLER YOUTH BEING INTERVIEWED,TELLING OF HIS EXPERIENCES DURING THOSE NAZI PARTY RALLIES, HE WAS LUCKY TO SURVIVE WWII AND LIVED TO TEL THE TALE...

TAKE THE TOUR:

AS HANS AND ALBERT WERE WORKING AND MARCHING WITH THEIR SHOVEL'S FOR THE FATHERLAND...

THE GOOD LIFE: WHEN IN NUREMBERG

ADOLF HITLER WAS LIVING THE GOOD LIFE THE FUHRER STAYED AT THE DEUTSCHER HOF HOTEL RATED FOUR-STARS BY PARTY TRAVEL GUIDES.
HE HAD A LARGE ROOM W/PICTURE WINDOW SO HE COULD WATCH THE (RAD) REICH LABOR SERVICE BATTALIONS MARCH BY.

NIGHT LIFE:

LATER A SPECIAL FUHRER BALCONY WAS BUILT, AND
FOR AN ADDED TOUCH, ELECTRIC LIGHTS BLINKED READING "HEIL HITLER" FOR THOSE NIGHT PARADES. SAY I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP I'M
SURE THE SIGN ALSO READ SIEG HEIL, SIEG HEIL

THE HOTEL STILL STANDS TODAY, BUT OVER THE POST-WAR YEARS THE BUILDING WENT THROUGH MANY RENOVATIONS AND, THE FUHRER BACONY DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE, NEITHER DO THOSE BLINKING ELECTRIC SIGNS...

2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Dec 2014 06:10:22 PM

RELIC OF A NIGHTMARE:

RAD TROOPS MARCHING PAST THE GRANDSTAND AND LATER MADE FAMOUS IN A MOVIE CLIP OF ITS SWASTIKA BEING BLOWN UP BY US FORCES ON 22 APRIL 1945. DID YOU KNOW THAT MANY OF THE NAZI PARTY RALLY GROUNDS STILL EXIST. LEAVING THESE COMMENTS, HAS GIVEN ME MANY, MANY RELAXING HOURS...

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