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Background: The Nazi Party put out an official account of the Nuremberg Rallies each year from 1933 to 1938. There were three key themes at the 1936 rally: The evils of Bolshevism, Germany’s need to be independent of foreign sources of raw materials, and Germany’s demands to get back the colonies it last lost after World War I.

The source: Der Parteitag der Ehre vom 8. bis 14. September 1936. Offizieller Bericht über den Verlauf des Reichsparteitages mit sämtlichen Kongreßreden (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP., 1936).

The Party Rally of Honor (1936)

Table of Contents

The Party Rally of Honor, by Dr. Walther Schmitt

Book CoverThe Course of the 8th Reich Party Rally of the NSDAP

Nuremberg’s Greeting to the Führer

Rudolf Hess Opens the Congress

The Cultural Session in the Opera House

“Labor Service for Germany” [The Reich Labor Service]

The Second Session of the Party Congress with the Speeches of Reichsleiters Alfred Rosenberg and Dr. Joseph Goebbels

Alfred Rosenberg: The Decisive World Struggle
Dr. Joseph Goebbels: Bolshevism in Theory and Practice

Rudolf Hess: “The Homeland is Safer Than Ever Before”

The Third Session of the Party Congress with Speeches by Hauptamtsleiter Dr. Reischle, Hauptamtsleiter Hilgenfeldt and Hauptdienstleiter Dr. Wagner
Dr. Hermann Reischle: Inherited Farms or Collectives
Erich Hilgenfeldt: National Socialist and Bolshevist Welfare Policies
Dr. Gerhard Wagner: Race and Population Policies: Available in Landmark Speeches of National Socialism.

The Rally of the German Woman’s League

The Oath under the Cathedral of Light

The Ceremony of the Hitler Youth

The Fourth Annual Meeting of the German Labor Front

The Fourth Session of the Party Congress, with speeches by Reichsleiters Dr. Frank, Dr. Dietrich and Amann, and Hauptdienstleiter Reinhardt:

Dr. Hans Frank: The Tasks of German Attorneys
Dr. Otto Dietrich: The People’s Newspaper as a National and Social Task
Max Amann: The Transformation of the German Press in National Socialist Germany
Fritz Reinhardt: The Social, Economic and Financial Health of Germany Since the Seizure of Power

The Brown Battalions Before the Führer

The Fifth Session of the Party Congress with speeches by Reichsleiter Dr. Ley, Hauptamtsleiter Dr. Todt and Reichsleiter Hierl:

Dr. Robert Ley: The Worker in the New Germany and in the Soviet State
Dr. Fritz Todt: German Road Construction
Konstantin Hierl: Tasks and Accomplishments of the Reich Labor Service

The Wehrmacht on the Zeppelin Field

The Führer’s Final Speech to the Congress

Pictures of the Reich Party Rally of Honor in 1936 (44 photographs, not all included here)

1936 Badge The badge for the 1936 Nuremberg party rally

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