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1934: Triumph of the Will
 pg. 78 
 
This poster reflects the antisemitism of the Polish organization Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny (National Radical Camp). It asserts that Jews are ņthe whip [oppressors] of all mankind.ņ Founded in April 1934, the National Radical Camp was banned by Polish leader Józef Pilsudski three months later.
Photo: Historical Museum of Rzeszow, Poland/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
Their handshake symbolizing the transfer of power, Hermann Göring (right) confirms Heinrich Himmler as director of the Gestapo, the Secret State Police, in April 1934. When he assumed broader powers as head of all German police in 1936, Himmler in turn passed the torch to Reinhard Heydrich. Begun in Prussia during the Weimar Republic, the Gestapo was intended to protect the security of the state. Under the Nazis, it became a tool of terror, often placing people in ņprotective custodyņ before sending them to concentration camps.
Photo: Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
Renowned for her inventive artistry as a filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl converses with Nazi cameramen at a rally. In her film Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will), a record of the 1934 Nuremberg Party rally, Riefenstahl portrayed Nazism with powerful images and hypnotic grandeur.
Photo: Spaarnestad Foto Archief
 January 24, 1934: A Lutheran minister opposed to the Reich Church is beaten by Nazi thugs.
 January 26, 1934: Germany and Poland sign a ten-year nonaggression pact.
 January 30, 1934: Hitler publicly insists that Germany will not be deterred from its program of rearmament.
 February 1934: Germany native Anneliese Frank joins other family members in Amsterdam. Anne is three years old.
 
1934: Triumph of the Will
 pg. 78 
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