The Reichserntedankfest (Reich Harvest Thanksgiving Festival)

The Reich Harvest Festival on the Bückeberg near Hamelin was one of the largest mass festivals organised by the National Socialists.
Neutral visitors such as the Swiss journalist Konrad Warner noted a „frenzy of enthusiasm among the masses“.
The organiser of the rally was not the Minister of Agriculture, but the „Minster für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda“ (Minister for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda), Joseph Goebbels.
His propaganda praised the event as a growing success from year to year and backed this up with exaggerated, constantly increasing numbers of participants. According to official Nazi figures, 1.2 million people came to the Bückeberg for the last Reich Harvest Festival in 1937.