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Large sepia diazo print of Congress Hall in Nuremberg acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2010.338.1

Diazotype reproduction of the architectural blueprints for Congress Hall retrieved by 32 year old Colonel Max W. Goodman, a Jewish American soldier, in Nuremberg, Germany, circa May 1945. The monumental building was designed to be the congress center of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, for which Speer designed the overall plan. Congress Hall was designed by Ludwig and Franz Ruff. The foundation stone was laid in 1935, but the building was never finished due to the outbreak of the war. Max served for five years in the Quartermaster Corps with the Third United States Army under General George S. Patton. The Army was in combat in Europe for 281 consecutive days, and liberated Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camps. Immediately after the war, Max was assigned to oversee the supplies being housed in the former Nazi Party rally grounds.

creation:  1935
found:  1945 May
depiction: Congress Hall; Nuremberg (Germany)
found: Congress Hall; Nuremberg (Germany)
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Object Type
Diazotype (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Colonel Max Goodman
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:25:16
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