Bückeberg Reichsthingstätte – The Aestheticization of Violence and Politics

Text by Bernhard Gelderblom on the history of the Reichsthingstätte Bückeberg

In the summer of 1933, citizens of the Third Reich first learned from the newspapers that there would be a large harvest festival. “The German peasantry … will not only make a powerful commitment to the new realm in a show of unity on this day but will also demonstrate its importanceas the sustainer of the nation in front of everyone.”

Published in “Thingstätten”, Kerber, Bielefeld 2020 p 2022 – 2031. All rights reserved.

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