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Ghosts of the Fairgrounds

From 1927 to 1938, Nuremberg became the site of massive Nazi party rallies. The Nazis began work on the world's largest stadium to accommodate the huge numbers of participants at the annual festivals. The stadium could hold 400,000 raving Nazis, but was never finished because of the outbreak of the war.

After Hitler took over the government, the fairgrounds became the film location for propaganda films that were required viewing in all the schools in Germany and Austria. People would come from all over Germany to attend the festival, but everyone in the country would watch the propaganda films.


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