Speaker's stand where
The photograph above shows the Zeppelin
Field in Nürnberg Germany, as Hitler saw it when he stood
at the speaker's stand. The field that stretched before him was
filled with 100,000 marching soldiers and there was a capacity
crowd of 340,000 spectators.
Marble platform was
built in 1934
Today tour busses pass by every hour
or so on the broad road in front of the speaker's stand but the
driver pauses only for a moment, not even turning off the engine.
The younger generation of Germans have gone to great lengths
to avoid perpetuating the myth of Hitler and National Socialism.
When I was there in May 1997, the few tourists visiting this
spot were Americans who thought it was a huge joke to give the
Workers were tearing
down the reviewing stand, May 1997
In the photo above, the speaker's stand,
where Hitler stood when he addressed the crowds at the Nazi rallies,
is on the far left. On the right is where the Nazi dignitaries
sat; this section was being torn down in May 1997.
sat to the right of the speaker's stand
The sides of the field, shown in the
photograph below, displayed enormous flags with the swastika
emblem. Now the former parade ground has been turned into a soccer
field with bleachers in the background.
Right side of Zeppelin
Field where Nazi flags once waved
Workmen use jackhammers
to demolish steps
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