History at historical sites: Munich as a central cultivator of the NSDAP

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skype online chat video History at historical sites: Munich as a central cultivator of the NSDAP
In cooperation with the NS-Dokumentationszentrum München

Munich had a special function as a National Socialist art metropolis; as the center of the NSDAP’s party apparatus; and as a site of the cult of the party.  Adolf Hitler declared the city the “capital of German art” and the “capital of the movement.”

Until 1945, Munich was the seat of the NSDAP’s headquarters. The Königsplatz and its surroundings constituted the centre of the party’s administration. The first representative buildings of the Nazi regime were the “Führerbau” (now the Academy of Music and Theatre), the “NSDAP Administrative Building” (today the Culture Institutes Building) and the “Brown Building” (now the site of the new NS-Dokumentationszentrum München). In addition, from 1935 on, the Königsplatz with its two “Temples of Hounour” served as the centre of “martyrdom”, honouring the 16 men who died in 9 November 1923 coup attempt.

As the “capital of German art”, the city played a central role in the implementation of Nazi art ideology and propaganda. Opened in 1937, the “Haus der Deutschen Kunst” (today Haus der Kunst) served a key function for the presentation of National Socialist art policy and, in this context, was the authoritative art institution. Until 1944/45, the “Great German Art Exhibitions”, the most important presentation and sales venue for “German” art, took place here.

Within the framework of the workshop, participants will visit both the NS-Dokumentationszentrum and Haus der Kunst and learn about the history of these historical sites. The seminar will explore the former function of the “Brown Building”, the Königsplatz and the “Haus der Deutschen Kunst” and their function as instruments pf Nazi propaganda, as well as their architectural conception and their use after 1945. What role do the structural background of the Nazi regime play in our contemporary debate about the National Socialist legacy? Together with the workshop leaders, participants will view and analyze documents and materials from Haus der Kunst’s Historical Archive.

Speakers
Felizitas Raith, research assistant at the NS-Dokumentationszentrum München in the field of education
Thomas Rink, research assistant at the NS-Dokumentationszentrum München in the field of education
Sabine Brantl, curator of the Historical Archive and head of educational programs at Haus der Kunst

The workshop takes place in the NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Briennerstraße 34 and Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstraße 1.

Meeting point: NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Briennerstraße 34
Duration: 6,5 hours (including one break)
Ticket: 10 euros
Limited number of participants; registration at: archiv(at)hausderkunst.de
School classes by appointment

The architect Paul Ludwig Troost with the model of the “Haus der Deutschen Kunst”, August 1933. Photo: BayerischeStaatsbibliothek, Munich / Bildarchiv

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