A Guide to the Annual Nazi Party Congress ("Parteitag") in Nuremberg, 1935



Tuesday, September 10: Day of Greeting


3:30 p.m.          Reception for the press at the KulturvereinshausSpeaker: Otto Dietrich.


5:30-6:00 p.m.  The bells of Nuremberg's churches ring in the Party Congress.


6:00 p.m.          Reception for the Nazi Party leadership and high government officials at the Nuremberg City Hall.  Speakers:                     

                        Oberbürgermeister Liebel; Adolf Hitler.


7:30 p.m.          Gala performance of Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Nuremberg Opera House.


Wednesday, September 11: Day of the Opening of the Congress


11:00 a.m.        Opening ceremonies of the Party Congress.  Speakers: Rudolf Hess; Viktor Lutze; Julius Streicher; Adolf Wagner.


4:30 a.m.           Laying of the cornerstone for the new Congress Hall.  Speakers: Oberbürgermeister Liebel; Adolf Hitler.


8:00 p.m.          Cultural meeting at the Nuremberg Opera House.  Speakers: Adolf Hitler; Alfred Rosenberg.


Thursday, September 12: Day of the Reich Labor Service


10:00 a.m.         Review of the Labor Service on the Zeppelinwiese Speakers: Konstantin Hierl; Adolf Hitler.


2:00 p.m.          Meeting at City Hall of the treasurers of the Hitler Youth and the Bund Deutsche Madel (girls’ division of the Hitler Youth).


5:30 p.m.          Continuation of the Party Congress.  Speakers: Alfred Rosenberg; Adolf Wagner; Walter Darré.


8:30 p.m.          Torchlight parade of Nazi Party political leaders.


Friday, September 13: Day of the Political Organizations


8:00 p.m.          Meeting of the party delegates from abroad, at the Apollo Theater.  Speakers: Rudolf Hess; Gauleiter Bohle; Klemp.


                         Meeting of the National Socialist Students’ Association at the KatharinenbauSpeaker: Alfred Rosenberg.


8:30 a.m.           Meeting of the Organization for Ideological Indoctrination at the Opera House.  Speakers: Alfred Rosenberg; Robert

                         Ley; Frauendorfer.


9:00 a.m.           Meeting of the Association of National Socialist Jurists at the KulturvereinshausSpeakers: Julius Streicher; Hans

                         Frank; Fischer.


10:30 a.m.         Continuation of the Party Congress.  Speakers: Joseph Goebbels; Robert Ley; Erich Hilgenfeldt.


1:00 p.m.           Meeting of the National Socialist Press Club at the City Hall.  Speakers: Sündermann; Otto Dietrich; Dressler.


2:30 p.m.           Meeting of the National Association Association for Aid to War Victims at the KulturvereinshausSpeakers:

                          Oberlindober; Oberbürgermeister Liebel.


                          Meeting of the Committee on Finance and Administration at City Hall.  Speakers: Schwarz, Saupert.


5:00 p.m.            Review of the political leaders on the Zeppelinwiese Speakers: Robert Ley; Adolf Hitler.


8:00 p.m.           Meeting of the National Socialist Women’s Association at the Congress Hall.  Speakers: Gertrude Scholtz-Klink; Adolf



Saturday, September 14: Day of the Hitler Youth


10:00 a.m.          Review of the Hitler Youth at the Stadium.  Speaker: Adolf Hitler.


11:30 a.m.          Meeting of the Labor Front.  Speakers: Adolf Hitler; Robert Ley; Hjamlamr Schacht; Franz Seldte; Schmeer.


12:00 noon         Meeting of the National Socialist Welfare Organization at the KulturvereinshausSpeakers: Erich Hilgenfeldt; Althaus;

                          Mayerhofer; Laemme.


3:00 p.m.            Continuation of the Party Congress.  Speakers: Max Amann; Fritz Todt; Hans Frank.


Sunday, September 15: Day of the SA and SS


8:00 a.m.             Review of the SA, SS, and NSKK (National Socialist Motor Corps) at the Luitpold Arena, followed by memorial

                           ceremony for those killed in the World War.  Speaker: Adolf Hitler.


11:30 a.m.           Parade before Hitler on the Adolf Hitler Platz.


6:00 p.m.            Continuation of the Party Congress.  Speakers: Fritz Reinhardt; Dr. Otto Dietrich; Konstantin Hierl.


                           Session of the Reichstag at the Kulturvereinshaus Speakers: Hermann Goering; Adolf Hitler. 


Monday, September 16: Day of the Armed Forces


9:00 a.m.             Meeting of the NSDAP political leadership at the Nuremberg Opera House.  Speaker: Rudolf Hess.


                           Meeting of propaganda functionaries at the Apollo Theater.  Speaker: Joseph Goebbels.


                           Meeting of the Committee on Agrarian Policies at the KatharinenbauSpeakers: Walter Darré; Haidn.


                           Meeting of the Committee on Economic Policies at the KulturvereinshausSpeakers: Koehler; Schaub.


                           Meeting of the Committee on Industry at the City Hall.  Speakers: Fritz Todt; Staebel; Fruth; Seebauer.


                           Meeting of the Association of National Socialist Jurists at the City Hall.  Speakers: Hans Frank; Fischer.


                            First Army maneuvers at the Zeppelinwiese.


10:00 a.m.           Meeting of the Committee on Community Policies at the Congress Hall.  Speakers: Weidemann, Bürgermeister of

                           Halle; Fiehler, Bürgermeister of Munich; Hanns Kerrl.


12:00 noon          Meeting of the National Socialist Teachers’ Association at the Apollo Theater.  Speakers: Julius Streicher; Kolb.


2:00 p.m.             Army maneuvers.


4:10 p.m.             Hitler addresses the army.


5:00 p.m.            Army parade on the Zeppelinwiese.


6:30 p.m.            Continuation and conclusion of the congress.  Speakers: Rudolf Hess; Adolf Hitler.


9:30 p.m.            Tattoo (end of the Party Congress) on the Zeppelinwiese.