Sculpture & Architecture in the Third Reich

November 1, 2011

Wilhelm Kriessmann, who spent a year and a half in Berlin during the war, discusses with Carolyn the very high achievements in these two branches of the arts, so much of which was wantonly destroyed by the Allies during and after the war. Major sculptors were Breker, Thorak, Kolbe and Klimsch. Leading architects were Troost, Bonatz, Giesler, March and Speer. 1hour 5min

Right: Honor Court entrance to new Reichs Chancellery in Berlin designed by Albert Speer, with Arno Breker sculptures Die Partei and Die Wehrmacht, reflects the strict classical style preferred for National Socialist architecture.

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Interviews and discussions with Wilhelm Kriessmann conducted by Carolyn Yeager for "The Heretics' Hour" between March 2010 and November 2011.


Pages from Willi's and Trude's scrapbooks, presented as PDF's so you can enlarge the pages for more detailed viewing of the photographs.

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