Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

The Stadt des KdF-Wagens bei Fallersleben, a planned town centered around the village of Fallersleben, was constructed to be the home of the new Volkswagen factory. The facility was dedicated by Adolf Hitler on July 1, 1938. Here, in Fallersleben, the iconic Beetle was born. After the war, the city was renamed Wolfsburg on May 25, 1945, and is now the home to Volkswagen AG. Beetle production continued at Fallersleben/Wolfsburg through 1978.

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

Hitler Dedicates the Fallersleben Volkswagen Works, 1938S

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