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English: Potsdam Day (German: "Tag von Potsdam") was a celebration held in Nazi Germany on 21 March 1933 for the inauguration of a newly elected Reichstag, the German legislature. Because the Reichstag Building had been burned down, the events took place in the Garrison Church and the Kroll Opera House in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin. They were orchestrated by Josef Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, and were intended to symbolically show continuity between Imperial Germany and Nazi Germany. Famously, Chancellor Adolf Hitler, barely three months in office and dressed in a civilian suit, bowed his head deeply when he shook hands with President Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg, dressed in full military regalia.
|Instance of||opening ceremony|
|Point in time||21 March 1933|
Media in category "Potsdam Day"
The following 14 files are in this category, out of 14 total.
- Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S38324, Tag von Potsdam, Adolf Hitler, Paul v. Hindenburg.jpg 1,920 × 1,400; 161 KB
- De-Tag von Potsdam.ogg 28 min 48 s; 12.88 MB
- DR 1933 479 Friedrich II. (Preußen).jpg 570 × 670; 378 KB
- DR 1933 480 Friedrich II. (Preußen).jpg 570 × 670; 420 KB
- DR 1933 481 Friedrich II. (Preußen).jpg 570 × 670; 360 KB
- DR 1933 MiNr480 MH32 K18 B002a.jpg 723 × 437; 133 KB
- Hindenburg (HistoriaPolski str.229).jpg 975 × 1,370; 236 KB
- Tag von Potsdam, Rede Hitler in Garnisonkirche - LoC 3c06471v.jpg 912 × 688; 135 KB
- BASA-3K-15-383-1-Hitler and Hindenburg, Potsdam, 21.03.1933.jpeg 2,264 × 1,643; 1.01 MB