National Socialist Design Exhibition in Holland Sells Out: Organizers Panic and Ban Cell Phones

A DUTCH MUSEUM’S attempt to showcase what it claims is “evil” Nazi design art and architecture has backfired after the exhibition was sold out in the first few days — and the panicked organizers have now banned all visitors from using cell phones in the museum to stop people taking “selfies” with the display.

The exhibition, titled “Design in the Third Reich” officially opened on September 8 in the Design Museum of the town of Den Bosch. It contains 277 articles ranging from a 1940s Volkswagen Beetle to statues made by Hitler’s favouite sculptor Arno Breker, the Olympic Games of 1936, propaganda posters, the swastika and the films of Leni Riefenstahl and other key pieces from the Netherlands and Germany.

According to the exhibition’s official website description, the “Museum Den Bosch in the Netherlands presents the first major retrospective of design of the Third Reich . . . which shows the contribution of design to the development of the evil Nazi ideology.”

Other pieces on display, says the website, are “architectural elements and furniture from the Haus der Deutschen Kunst and the Reich Chancellery. The designs show how the Nazis drew on classical design as a show of power and a symbol of a new German culture.

“The many magazines which are included in the exhibition portray the Nazi’s deep-rooted target group policy. From mothers to soldiers, and young girls to international visitors, everyone was individually targeted. Instruction books show how precisely each element of the image relating to the Nazis was designed. Nothing was left to chance during the mass rallies.”

However, after more than 10,000 tickets were sold during the first few days, the organizers have had to move ticket purchases to an online only basis, and will only allow 50 attendees in at a time until the exhibition ends on January 19, 2020.

Furthermore, the organizers have announced, visitors have now been banned from taking photos of the items to stop them being “interpreted the wrong way.”

Museum spokeswoman Maan Leo said “extraordinary measures had been taken, including banning photography inside, posting extra staff and only allowing 50 visitors entry at a time.”

Objects range from the very small, such as stamps and cutlery imprinted with swastikas, “to a massive piece of furniture that’s about five metres long that would sit in Hitler’s work room,” said museum spokeswoman Leo.

There are numerous propaganda posters including of Hitler himself and posters propagating the famous German autobahn.

“Design of the Third Reich” tickets can be purchased online at the museum’s website.

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Source: New Observer

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29 September, 2019 9:32 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Ohhhh, How I adore Poetic Justice !!!! (Θεια Δικη = Justice dispensed by God, we say in Hellenic folklore) I would say that the overwhelming majority visit the Adolf Hitler exhibition to see a Legend and to quietly inside them, whispering it ONLY under their breath, ponder and contemplate WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN … IF – if things turned out differently !!! I believe the whole world will come to the point of accepting reality, its inevitable, you cannot keep Truth in darkness for ever. Nothing is hidden under the Sun – Ουδεν κρυπτον υπο τον Ηλιον – the Truth will out ! p.s. I get a feeling that this, exhibition, might have another reason for being. Sort of a kind of a social thermometer, recording the, popularity, the… Read more »

30 September, 2019 1:02 am

Well done to the town museum of Den Bosch! I hope the museum makes a huge profit in spite of its efforts to prevent this. After this exhibition I hope they organise one for degenerate art. This comparison will educate the citizens.

Arvin N. Prebost
Arvin N. Prebost
30 September, 2019 1:35 pm

I saw one of these exhibits in, I think is was, St. Louis.

Superb and inspired artwork! An education in composition!

There was this girl who was making a big show of being mortified; she was crying in her boyfriends sheltering embrace. Everyone ignored her.

Reply to  Arvin N. Prebost
30 September, 2019 11:29 pm

Arvin, good on everyone there! I am sure they, everyone else, were deeply offended by her inconsiderate anti-social behaviour. When she becomes an adult she can learn to leave public events quietly and not complain. I am sure there would have been plenty of room for her outside the event. Did anyone prevent her from leaving? Her boyfriend should be ashamed for snatching the psychological infant from her cradle. I recently left a pub before being asked to leave. I and several others were holding a technical conversation and also discussed the current climate fraud. The couple behind us moved away and I overheard him complaining to the publican about our quiet, intelligent, polite, civilised discussion. I expected in vain for the publican to admonish the imbecile by asking whether… Read more »

Reply to  Truthweed
1 October, 2019 9:01 pm

Perhaps I was too harsh. She possibly expected to see images of typhoid victims but wandered into the wrong museum.

Rommel 41
Rommel 41
1 October, 2019 11:08 am

For years now I’ve had the idea to start a Third Reich cafe or coffee shop using such art
and imagery. No, I’m not kidding. Not for the business or money of course, but for the
experiment, for the controversy, etc. For the fun of it. And to serve a really good cup of
coffee along with top notch baked goods including an awesome apple strudel ! Now …
I know it would be a smash hit :)

Reply to  Rommel 41
1 October, 2019 4:42 pm

Greetings Rommel 41!

I hope you site it next to a police station and a fire station. Consider making it a private club so that you can have trespassers arrested. Be sure to cover the artwork with numerous important autographs to increase their value in case they are damaged. Keep copies of the copies. Welcome police officers and lawyers to your establishment. Display fraudulent WW2 propaganda images and display copies of Hitler’s numerous peace offers. Have a section on a wall for articles by the Luegenpresse.

Wonderful idea!

Reply to  Rommel 41
6 October, 2019 9:18 pm

You’re actually not the first to think about a Hitler or Third Reich themed type of establishment. There was the guy I think it was actually in Ceylon who opened up a bar. If I remember correctly, and tried to make a go of it. At that particular time when he was involved in setting up this watering hole he got a lot of backlash from the patrons who (at least publicly) were totally outraged by such a themed establishment. This was perhaps if I remember correctly somewhere around 30 years ago and at that time there was a push in society to be, you know, ‘inclusive’. Perhaps now the time is right to permit such an establishment like this. I think it would be totally dope personally myself and… Read more »

1 October, 2019 11:22 am

The Jew boys have a long history of over-playing their hand. The Holland display is another example.