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"A souvenir of the 1933 Nuremberg Party Rally" – a caricature from "Simplicus" magazine, Prague (drawing by Godal)

1934

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg Municipal Museums

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg Municipal Museums
Nürnberg, Germany

"Simplicus," published in Prague in 1934-35, was an attempt to replaced Munich's famed satirical magazine "Simplicissimus," which had been "gleichgeschaltet" – brought into line with Party ideology. As early as 1934, "Simplicus" picked up one of the annually recurring rumors that female party initiates had been impregnated, and illegitimate children begotten, at the Nazi Party Rally. That was a scandal, because the elaborate propaganda events in Nuremberg (1933-1938) were supposed instead to convey an image of strength and discipline.

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