In Germany, the rough equivalent of Memorial Day and Armistice Day is known as Volkstrauertag. This word does not translate well into English. One rough literal translation would be People's Mourning Day. In 1935 after the Nazi takeover of power, they renamed Volkstrauertag as Heldengedenktag, which is roughly translated into English as Memory of Heroes Day. Heldengedenktag became a significant propaganda event in Nazi Germany. After 1945, the use of the term Heldengedenktag was abandoned because of its close association with the Nazi government.
This specific category should be used for media 1935-1945 only.
- For media prior to 1935, please use Category:Volkstrauertag (Weimar republic)
- For media post 1945, please use Category:Volkstrauertag (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
This category has only the following subcategory.
- ► Heldengedenktag 1941 (3 F)
Media in category "Heldengedenktag"
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- Feldmarschaelle 03.1940.jpg 1.52 MB