02. August 1944

Zehnter Todestag von Paul von Hindenburg

On August 2, 1944, it is the tenth anniversary of Paul von Hindenburg‘s death. His lavish funeral took place on August 7, 1934, in Tannenberg, with military honors. As the Red Army approaches in the final phase of World War II, Hitler has Hindenburg‘s body exhumed and brought to Bernterode in Thuringia. Curt Bloch learns of the exhumation, which inspires him to write the poem “Valhalla”.