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Potsdam Day - a special souvenir issue of the German 'Week' - the official event of the seizure of power by the Nazi party. March 1933

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Der Tag von Potsdam - Potsdam Day - a special souvenir issue of the German DIE WOCHE - the German 'The week', which extensively reviews the inauguration of the Reichstag building in Potsdam, the end of the Weimar Republic era and the official seizure of Nazi Germany - rare photographs of Nazi party leaders and celebrants. Printed on thick paper. March 21, 1933.

At the beginning of the booklet is the full speech of Hitler's famous speech in which he states that on that day a new period begins in the history of the thousand-year-old German Reich, in which Germany regains its honor and its unchallenged rule. In a booklet of many photographs of the Reichstag hall during the speeches, the heads of the Nazi party, the crowd celebrating in the streets of Potsdam and the cities, Adolf Hitler as he left for the crowd and many more.

The celebrations in Potsdam on March 21, 1933 for the opening of the Reichstag, which were in fact a continuation of the Reichstag elections on March 5, 1933, are known as "Potsdam Day". Goebbels, who took up his post as director of the Nazi propaganda ministry only on March 13, 1933, was responsible for exploiting the celebration's propaganda, primarily through radio. At the end of March 1933, a new Reichstag building was inaugurated in Potsdam (the symbol of the Prussian monarchy). During the month of Adolf Hitler's tenure, sufficient public formation of the Nazi regime had not yet taken place. The party lacked the trust of the President of the Reich and the Conservatives. As a result, on the morning of February 28, 1933, Hitler and the Reich Cabinet decided to organize the opening of the Reichstag as a "Potsdam Day" that would take the public to the streets and was intended to strengthen conservative and monarchical people, such as President Hindenburg the status of the party as the sole ruler. In various countries, Hitler appointed Nazi governors on his behalf (Reich governors), who complied with his orders. Since Hitler felt that this was not enough to crush his opponents either, immediately afterwards, on March 22, the Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany was established, which was the first concentration camp. Hitler's opponents - the Communists and Democrats (including Jews) - were sent to "re-education" in the camps. Dachau and the concentration camps that followed him gradually came under the control of the S.S., and their goal was to isolate the opponents of Nazism. The ceremonial handshake between Paul von Hindenburg and Chancellor Adolf Hitler on March 21, 1933 in Potsdam marked the end of the Weimar Republic era and the beginning of the Nazi German era.

23 p. 32 cm. Very good condition.

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36. Potsdam Day - a special souvenir issue of the German 'Week' - the official event of the seizure of power by the Nazi party. March 1933