1929/31/33 Reichstag Seating Charts - Where does NSDAP sit?

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1929/31/33 Reichstag Seating Charts - Where does NSDAP sit?

Post by roy55 » 02 Sep 2018 15:06

Did the 1919-1933 Reichstag have an assigned left/right party legislative seating arrangement? I believe UK, America, France had such assigned seating arrangements at the time.

Are there photographs showing where NSDAP members sat during legislative sessions or reliable primary sources or charts showing how/where the parties were seated? I'm particularly interested in the seating arrangements following the 1928, 1930, and 1932 elections where NSDAP moved from 12 seats, to 107 seats, to 230 seats going from 3% to 18% to 37% of seats respectively, but prior to Hindenburg giving the chancellorship to Hitler. Did the seating arrangements change as the party grew bigger?

I checked the forum to see if this was a duplicate question, it seems to be unique. Several pages of google image searches brought up no relevant info for me under various search queries.

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Re: 1929/31/33 Reichstag Seating Charts - Where does NSDAP sit?

Post by GregSingh » 02 Sep 2018 23:39

Sitting arrangements after May 1928 elections. NSDAP - 12 seats.
Communists were on the left, NSDAP "sandwiched" between other parties on the right and some stirring things up in the back corner..

NSDAP seats:
293 - Dr.jur. Wilhelm Frick
360 - Franz Stöhr
376 - Gregor Strasser
422 - Franz Ritter von Epp
431 - Werner Willikens
432 - Walter Buch
433 - Ernst Graf zu Reventlow
434 - Gottfried Feder
545 - Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels
546 - Josef Wagner
547 - Hermann Wilhelm Göring
548 - Wilhelm Dreher

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Mai 1928.jpg


Sitting arrangements after September 1930 elections. NSDAP - 107 seats.
Communists were on the left, NSDAP on the right and still holding that back corner.

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September 1930.jpg


Sitting arrangements after November 1932 elections. NSDAP - 196 seats.

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November 1932.jpg
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Re: 1929/31/33 Reichstag Seating Charts - Where does NSDAP sit?

Post by roy55 » 03 Sep 2018 10:14

Thanks Greg for the most perfect response possible. What are the original sources for these charts? Are they the same original source created at the same time, or were each of these made in the years the charts were effective?

Does anybody know what the reason for the changes to the back are in the charts from 1928-1932?

I can see that as from one sequential chart to the next, they add more rows in the main gallery floor towards the back going from 548 seats to 577 to 589 total seats.

Back seats are being used in 1928/30 but in 1932 the backseats are not used and one gallery seat in the back/top is empty altogether. And then between the 1928/1930 charts, the back corners are used in 1928 but the top/center back portion is only used in 1930. The back corners are graphically different between the 1928/30 charts, but in 1928 theres 8 numbered spots in the corner (4 of which appear to belong to no party at all) and in 1930 there's 11 spots in the back corners and an additional 5 spots in top/center/back portion.

The change in the graphical depiction of the back corners makes me think the 1928 and 1930 charts were definitely made separately from each other, so these charts were made in the actual years they were effective?

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Re: 1929/31/33 Reichstag Seating Charts - Where does NSDAP sit?

Post by GregSingh » 03 Sep 2018 13:40

What are the original sources for these charts?
Official Reichstag publications.
or were each of these made in the years the charts were effective?
Yes, I provided years above each scan.
what the reason for the changes to the back are in the charts from 1928-1932?
More members were elected, so new seats were created.
(4 of which appear to belong to no party at all)
All those were taken. Drawing from 1928 is a bit misleading, because it shows empty bench in front of those seats.
I provided both numbers and members for NSDAP seats in 1928, so you can see 545-548 were all taken by NSDAP.
The same goes for seats in the other corner.
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Re: 1929/31/33 Reichstag Seating Charts - Where does NSDAP sit?

Post by roy55 » 03 Sep 2018 13:51

GregSingh wrote:
03 Sep 2018 13:40
Official Reichstag publications.
How would I cite these? Or, find them?

Thanks!

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Re: 1929/31/33 Reichstag Seating Charts - Where does NSDAP sit?

Post by GregSingh » 04 Sep 2018 00:53

Google for Reichstags-Handbuch. Several libraries have them scanned.
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Re: 1929/31/33 Reichstag Seating Charts - Where does NSDAP sit?

Post by SofieAaboeAndersen » 11 Jun 2019 12:50

Hi Greg, could you tell me the exact site you found these seating charts? My friend and I, would like to draw all of the elections in hand for our history exam, so I could be nice to have the rest of the elections seating charts:)

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