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
At 4.5 kilometers in length you will find here from the Nazi era planned and started building blocks of tourists, which are now completed by wealthy investors and should be used as a hotel, condominiums and holiday complex, It is already gigantic what arose there for a building.
November 5, 2019
If you also want to prepare yourself for your visit to Prora or are really interested in the history of this monumental building, you will find the zdf-info documentary in the media libraries: "Megalomania in Concrete - Hitler's Giant Hotel on the Baltic Sea". One learns, among other things, that the concept of Prora, which was borrowed from the then holiday cruise ships. Definitely worth seeing!
June 24, 2019
The former power-to-joy facility from the Third Reich is slowly developing into a city of its own. About half of the former apartments have been converted into modern condominiums ... and the conversion continues. In a few years, there will be nothing left of the old gray plaster.
June 2, 2018
I think the area is getting more and more beautiful from time to time. One can argue about the use as condominiums or hotels, I like walking along the huge block, taking a break in one of the small cafés. Be sure to visit the museum about the former KDF building, it is very informative and gives a terrifying sense of megalomania in World War II.
May 28, 2020
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