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Project drawing for remodeling the Nuremberg Congress Hall as an "experience center"

1987

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg Municipal Museums

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

The Congress Hall, planned to accommodate up to 50,000 people attending the Nazi Party convention in Nuremberg, was supposed to be remodeled in the mid-1980s into an “experience center” with stores, lofts, a food court and a swimming pool. Many contingents on the City Council supported the project at first, but the State Office for the Preservation of Historic Monuments, a citizens' initiative, and many Nuremberg residents firmly objected to the plans, pointing out that the Congress Hall was supposed to be a warning about Nazi history. Ultimately the application for the project was withdrawn, and the idea of reusing the Congress Hall for commercial purposes was discarded for good. The controversy was yet another turning point in dealing with the National Socialist structures on the Rally Grounds, together with the culture of information there.

Details

  • Title: Project drawing for remodeling the Nuremberg Congress Hall as an "experience center"
  • Date Created: 1987
  • Location: Nuremberg
  • Rights: Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände DZ-Ph 0419-00
  • External Link: More about the Congress Hall

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