The Regensburg Ceremony - June 6, 1937
It was a major initiative which helped Hitler link to his Austrian heritage and paved the way for the annexation of Austria in 1938.
The National Socialists fully understood the power of culture to help project a political and nationalistic ideology. Today, it seems incredible that the life and music of Anton Bruckner could be used in such a powerful and provocative way.
Below are photos and documents associated with that event.