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Specially laid tracks for camera dollies on the Zeppelin Grandstand

1960

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg Municipal Museums

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

In their 1961 short "Brutality in Stone," film makers Alexander Kluge and Peter Schamoni dealt with the connection between the architecture and ideology of National Socialism. The film portrayed buildings as "witnesses in stone" that bring memories to life, and in the case of Nazi buildings, testify to the malignant spirit of those who built them. The film especially concentrates on the Rally Grounds in Nuremberg. In brief shots, individual parts of the Zeppelin Grandstand and Congress Hall come into view, backed with sound clips of ecstatic mass cheering and contrasted with a quote from the Commandant of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Rudolf Höss. The photo here still shows the colonnade of the Zeppelin Grandstand in the background; it was blown up in 1967.

Details

  • Title: Specially laid tracks for camera dollies on the Zeppelin Grandstand
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location: Nuremberg
  • Rights: Schamoni Film & Medien München, 1960
  • External Link: Impressions from the film on YouTube

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