Nuremberg 'must fix up Hitler's parade grounds'

tags: Nazi Germany, historic preservation, Adolf Hitler, Nuremberg




City bosses in Nuremberg are preparing to spend up to €70 million to repair Adolf Hitler's huge Nazi party rally grounds in Nuremberg. But mayor Ulrich Maly promised: "This is not a question of sprucing it up."

The enormous rally grounds, which once covered 11 square kilometres and hosted the Nazi Party rallies documented in Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda film Triumph of the Will, have been a headache for the city since the war ended.

Some parts of the huge complex have been used for other purposes, and there is now a new museum in one chunk of a building, but many bits are starting to fall apart, presenting dangers to the hundreds of thousands of people who go to see it each year. ...


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