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REICHSPARTEITAG
(REICH PARTY CONVENTION)

The Reich's Party Convention Rally or Nuremberg Rally, as it is better known in English, was the annual celebration and propaganda show piece for the Nazi Party and was held every year from 1923 to 1938 (exclusively in Nuremberg from 1927). Nuremberg was situated at the centre of the Reich where the Nazi base was strong and the local organiser, Julius Streicher had strong connections to the local Franconian police force who were sympathetic to the Nazi cause.

During the Nazi Party Congress on 15th Sep 1935, the Nazi's proclaimed the anti-Semitic "Nuremberg Laws".

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7th REICHSPARTEITAG
(10th/16th Sep 1935)
"The Rally of Freedom"

Postcard issued to advertise the 1935 Nazi Party rally in Nürnburg from 10th to 16th Sep 1935. This postcard was published by Verlag Franz Eher in München and was designed by Richard Klein. As usual there were a large number of postcards issued to commemorate the 1935 rally.

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Official Reichsparty Postcard for 1935


In addition to the official postcard above, a large number of private postcards were also published. Below is a selection of these postcards.

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VERLAG FRANZ EHER

This postcard was issued to advertise the 1935 Nazi Party rally in Nürnburg from 10th to 16th Sep 1935. This postcard was published by Verlag Franz Eher and designed by Mjölnir.

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VERLAG PHOTO HOFFMANN

The postcard below was one of many published by Verlag Photo Hoffmann of Munich and has the official special cancel used to commemorate the rally. It is numbered 448. The artist was Hans Friedmann of Munich and the image depicts a large Reich's Adler holding a swastika in its talons with various Imperial Germany and Nazi Party banners below. The building is Nurnberg Castle which was completely renovated in time for the 1936 rally but was badly damaged during the Second World War.

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Reichsparty Postcard

Here is another Verlag Photo-Hoffmann postcard available at the rally and numbered 446.

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Here is another Verlag Photo-Hoffmann postcard available at the rally and numbered 447.

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Reichsparty Postcard

Another Verlag Photo-Hoffmann postcard, this one is numbered 45 and shows a defiant Adolf Hitler with Nazi banners in the background. Among the medals on his tunic are the Knight's Cross as well as a war wound medal both won during the First World War. This cover has another special cancel available only in Nurnberg during the rally.

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Reichsparty Postcard

Published again by Verlag Photo-Hoffmann and numbered No. 50, this postcard features Hitler in front of a Nürnberg stadium Reich's Adler sculpture.

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KUNSTVERLAG GEORG MICHEL

The following postcards were published by Kunstverlag Georg Michel and are part of a series. I don't know how many postcards are in this series but R27 to R34 definitely exist. These postcards depict various scenes in and around Nürnberg Castle.

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R27
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R28

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R30

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R32

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R33
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R34


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VERLAG ZERREISS & Co.

The postcard below was published by Zerreiss & Co. Nürnberg and was Nr. 4 in a series of at least 19 postcards. It is titled 'The Führer at a window of the Deutscher Hof during the Reichstag celebrations in Nürnberg'.

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VERLAG PAUL JANKE & LUDWIG RIFFELMACHER

The postcards below were published by Verlag Paul Janke of Nürnberg or Ludwig Riffelmacher and are part of an unnumbered series. Each card in the series features a Coat of Arms in each of the top corners with the word Nürnberg between them. This particular card is titled "Castle viewed from the West". The Coat of Arms on the right is that of the City of Nürnberg.

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29-Apr-2021 01:37