Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Home of a permanent exhibit on the history of the Nazi movement in Germany.  Originally it was to be the “Congress Hall” for the Nazi rally grounds, but it was never completed:

Unfinished Congress Hall, now home to the Documentation Center, with permanent exhibits on the rise of Nazism

It was consciously modeled on the Roman Colosseum.  Here is a view of the unfinished interior:

The backside.

Like a number of Nazi constructions, it was done very hastily.  Note the random mixture of bricks:

Hasty brick construction.

The Nazis took over Germany in what seems like an inexplicably short time.  The party started around 1920; in 1933 Hitler was named Chancellor by von Hindenberg, and in within a few years Germany was a totalitarian state bent on world conquest.

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