In the complex of the planned "KdF seaside resort of Rügen" in Prora, known as the "Colossus of Rügen", there is the Documentation Center Prora. Prora belongs to the Baltic resort of Binz and is located on the Prorer Wiek, the most beautiful bay on the island of Rügen. Here, the approximately 4.7 km long plant was built on behalf of the "Nazi Community Force through Joy" between 1936 and 1939 and to a large extent also completed.
The facility is a listed building. It is next to the "Reich Party Rally Grounds" in Nuremberg, the largest closed architectural legacy of the Nazi era. 20,000 people should holiday here at the same time. The "KdF Bath of the Twenty Thousand" is not only a historically interesting example of the use of Modernist architecture under National Socialism, but also a socio-historically important testimony to the efforts of the Nazi regime, the workers, their parties and organizations were smashed in 1933 to pacify and win for the war, habitat and racial policies. The "nerves of the people" should be strengthened for the next war, so an alleged quote from Hitler in the propaganda was surprisingly widespread.
In 2000, the NEUE KULTUR Foundation opened the Documentation Center Prora in order to close a gap in the country's landscape of remembrance. In 2012, the documentary center Prora e.V., which emerged from a circle of sponsors, took over the documentation center.
March 12, 2019
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