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lineBackground: Most contemporary images we have of the Third Reich are in black and white. It is sometimes easy to forget that it was a movement that liked vivid color. The images on the page come from the Nazi Party’s art monthly and are pictures of a 1937 celebration titled “2000 Years of German Culture.” The same issue has pictures of the dedication of the new Munich art gallery opened that year.

The source: Die Kunst im Dritten Reich (July 1937), pp. 41-45.

2000 Years of German Culture

National Theatre

The decorations at the National Theatre in Munich

Viking Ship

The Viking ship


The night float

Founder's Scultpures

Founders’ sculptures from Naumburg


Athena’s float


End of Prinzregentenstrasse

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