Research report 2009 - Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History
Hitler in Rome, 1938
Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rom
SummaryA Bibliotheca Hertziana research project looks at the official art and architecture in Fascist Italy between 1936 and 1943, during the period of the ‘Rome-Berlin Axis’ proclaimed by Mussolini. The way in which the regime presented itself and the way in which the two totalitarian states perceived and influenced each other is of particular interest. The study focuses on Adolf Hitler’s visit to Rome in 1938, the events leading up to it and its consequences.