Kult Pamięci
history - remembrance - oblivion

 the Battle of Tannenberg
 the cult of Marshal Hindenburg
Paul von Hindenburg
the propaganda Deutsches Reich
 Hindenburg's funeral
 the history of the appearance of the  monument
 the Tannenberg-Denkmal monument
 a new national symbol
 the ideological nature of the  monument
 the history of the monument
 Stalag IB Hohenstein
 places of remembrance
 traces of memory - trip one
 the cult of memory
 the project
 broken links between memory and  history
 Pierre Nora, Between Memory and  History Les lieux de Memoire  (a fragment)
 a mock-up of the monument
 the location
 the monument dispersed
 the erasure of history
 the present condition - debris

 the archive

A gigantic wooden statue of Hindenburg on its unveiling in Berlin.

A 13-metre high "Iron Hindenburg", a monument of nails, erected at the column of victory in Berlin on 4 September 1915, was probably the most famous visual manifestation of Hindenburg's cult. The largest effigy of this type in Germany, weighing 6 tons, was one of the tourist attractions in Berlin. It was designed by the sculptor Georg Marschall and realised from alder wood and nails by more than eighty sculptors within only six weeks.

The monument of the fallen ones during World War One with Hindenburg's effigy, realised by professor Seyffert in 1930; it was located in the Town of Duszniki Zdrój.

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Postage stamps with Hindenburg's image issued on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Crowds of young people at a rally in a sports stadium in Berlin, on Hindenburg's 80th birthday.

Cheering crowds form a lane during the celebrations of Hindenburg's 80th birthday.

A commemorative photograph on the occasion of Hindenburg's 80th birthday celebrations in Bavaria.

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