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Object ID

2019.2.225

Object Name

Postcard

Date

5-19-1933

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Description

Postcard labelled “Postkarte” at top in green. Includes green postage in upper right corner and image of church in green on left side. Back dated “19.5.33,” written in black ink.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Inscription on postcard commemorates the opening of the Reichstag on March 21. 1933 in Potsdam. Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor on January 30, 1933. He took his oath of allegiance- prior to the opening of the Reichstag- in this church. Frederick the Great was Hitler’s hero and he always carried Frederick’s portrait with him.

Dimensions

4 x 6"

Keywords

Reichstag, Adolf Hitler, Garrison Church, Potsdam

Subcollection

1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program; Internment Camps

Postcard Depicting the Garrison Church at Potsdam with Imprinted Stamp of Frederick the Great

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