This is the Reichserntedankfest of 1934 in Buckeberg. That year, 700,000 people participated. Even those who did not support the NSDAP were totally blown away and emotionally shaken. They had never experienced anything even remotely like this, there was no rock concerts back then. It created spiritual feeling of sublime and unity among people who were participating. When they were marching back to their tents in the night, they could still see the huge spotlights piercing the sky in the Buckeberg. They were totally pumped up and fell that things are really going to change better.

The official purpose of the festival was the recognition of the achievements of the German farmers, whom the NSDAP called the Reichsnährstand (the Reich’s Food Estate). The celebration was also used by the NSDAP as a propaganda tool to showcase the connection between Adolf Hitler and the German people. The festival was part of a cycle of  celebrations which included the annual party rally at Nuremberg, Hitler’s birthday,  and other important events on the calendar.


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