rise berlin

Demonstrations are NOT enough

Revisionist history says that everyone in Germany was totally cool with Nazism, but there were over 100k people willing to take to the street to protest the rise of Nazism in Berlin in 1932. 

Even in a time where Nazism was the only platform estimated to bring Germany out of post-war poverty, this many people were willing to stand up against it. 

The Nazis won because this energy was not sustained.

If yesterday was your 1st demonstration, don’t let it be your last! Don’t let it be your only method of resistance!

remember: 

The Shell-Haus is considered a classical modernist architectural masterwork built by the German architect and professor Emil Fahrenkamp and opened in 1932. At the time the building was noted for its modernist design, for its striking wave-like façade, and for being one of the first steel-framed high-rise buildings in Berlin. In retrospect it is regarded as Fahrenkamp’s masterpiece and one of the most significant office block designs of the Weimar Republic. © Antony Harrison

The Violinist (1900). Lovis Corinth (German, 1858-1925). Oil on canvas.

Corinth’s rise to fame in Berlin was closely linked to the growing importance of the Berlin Secession as the strongest and most influential artists’ association in Germany. Within a few years of its founding the group’s exhibitions eclipsed the much larger shows at the Berlin Glass Palace by appealing to liberal and well-to-do intellectual circles receptive not only to new developments in German art but also to new impulses from abroad.