Crucifix and Swastika. Ecclesiastical Architecture and Art in National Socialism
An exhibition by the Berliner Forum für Geschichte und Gegenwart e.V.
How is the influence of National Socialist ideology expressed in the design of churches built after Hitler came to power? What do surviving artistic and architectural artifacts tell us about the Church’s susceptibility at that time to racism, the propaganda of the “national community,” and the cult of the dead?
The exhibition documents the Martin Luther Memorial Church in Berlin-Mariendorf and ten other churches in Germany, built or refurbished after 1933. The interior of the Martin Luther Memorial Church interweaves National Socialist and Christian motifs. The other churches display a broad range of Nazi-specific forms of expression in their art and architecture.
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