Drittes Reich, the Third Reich, or Nazi Germany; this period of time had many names for Germany, all describing the time between 1933 and 1945, when the nation was controlled by the dictator Adolf Hitler. It is known for being a military state, with a heavy emphasis on the purity and dominance of the Nordic race as well as the need to gain more territories. When they invaded Poland in 1939, it was the beginning of World War II and the start of a campaign to turn their superior race belief system into a mass genocide, known now as the Holocaust. While Hessen neither represents nor supports any organization that promotes racism or hatred, we do believe that remembering this time in history is essential. That is why we offer WW2 and Nazi militaria and memorabilia for collectors, historical organizations, and re-enactments only.