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REICHSPARTEITAG
(REICH PARTY CONVENTION)

This was the 6th Party Congress (held from 5th to 10th Sep 1934) and was attended by about 700,000 Nazi Party supporters. Initially it did not have a theme. Later it was labeled the "Rally of Unity and Strength" (Reichsparteitag der Einheit und Stärke), "Rally of Power" (Reichsparteitag der Macht), or "Rally of Will" (Reichsparteitag des Willens). The Leni Riefenstahl film 'Triumph des Willens' was made at this rally. In addition this rally was particularly notable due to Albert Speer's Cathedral of light: 152 searchlights that cast vertical beams into the sky around the Zeppelin Field to symbolise the walls of a building.

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6th PARTY CONGRESS
(4th/10th Nov 1934)
"The Rally of Power"

Both of the postcards below were published by Verlag Franz Eher of Munich. Card (1) was designed by Richard Klein and features a knight complete with sword and shield indicating power and strength, and inferring that the Nazi party will be the protector of Germany.

Postcard (2) was designed by Siegmar von Suchodolski and depicts an SA tropper holding a Nazi banner and leading a group of other Nazi's. The image portrays the power of the party and the number of Nazi banners is indicative of their widespread support.

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(1)
Nazi Party Rally
(2)
Nazi Party Rally


Postcard (3) was published by Sturmer Verlag of Nürnberg and shows a hand rising in a Nazi salute from the city of Nürnberg. The inscription reads "Treue um treue" - 'Fidelity for Fidelity' and "Deutscher Gruss aus Nürnberg" - "German greetings from Nürnberg".

Postcard (4) features a portrait of Adolf Hitler rising above an adoring crowd of people giving the Nazi salute. In the background is the city of Nürnberg. The inscription below the image reads "DIE FAHNE HOCH/DIE REIHEN DICHT GESCHLOSSEN!" - "THE FLAG UP/THE ROWS TIGHTLY CLOSED!". This card was published by Lauschke & Thiele of Leipzig.

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(3)
Nazi Party Rally
(4)
Nazi Party Rally


Verlag Wilhelm Serz of Nürnberg published a number of postcards for the rally and a few of them are shown below. They mostly depict scenes/buildings found in Nürnberg and have the heading "ERINNERUNG AN DEN REICHSPARTEITAG" - 'REMINDER OF THE REICHSPARTEITAG'.

Postcard (5) has an inscription on the reverse that reads "Nürnberg Henkersteg" - 'Hangmans Pier'.

Postcard (6) has a caption on the reverse inscribed "Stadtarsicht mit Sebalduskirche und Burg" - 'City view with Sebaldus church and castle'.

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(5)
Nazi Party Rally
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Nazi Party Rally


Postcards (7) and (8) below were also published by Verlag Wilhelm Serz.

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(7)
Nazi Party Rally
(8)
Nazi Party Rally


The postcard below was published by the prolific printer Verlag Photo-Hoffmann of Munich and has a number 424 on the reverse of the card. There is no indication on the card as to the year it was printed but the special cancel is dated 9.9.34 indicating it was very likely 1934, the stamps are also 1934 issue stamps. The reverse of the card also has the inscription "Reichsparteitag Nürnberg".

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(9)
Nazi Party Rally


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29-Apr-2021 01:28