17) La comparacion que hace Erna Lendvai-Dircksen entre la "expresion del alma" y el "alma de paisaje", esta claramente implicita en su serie fotografica Reichsautobahn
There was a similar disjunction between propagated modernism and actual results in road building, where the Reichsautobahn
project (with its roots in the Weimar Republic) started to founder amidst wartime priorities, and the road transport of goods that was unable to compete with the railway.
Even regional Reichsautobahn
(RAB) authorities hired eastern Upper Silesian Jews from Organization Schmelt (Weiss 96).
By connecting disparate locales, the Reichsautobahn (one of the period's most important modernization projects) was seen to contribute to an increasingly unified German nation.
In his 1947 article "The 'Fuhrer's Streets,'" the engineer Kurt Kaftan tried to clear up a common (and to him, very irritating) misconception: that the Reichsautobahn was an invention of the Nazis.
36) Such notions provided justification for Nazi modernization projects such as the Reichsautobahn and the dreamed-of Volkswagen.
Links, 1996); Benjamin Steininger, Raum-Maschine Reichsautobahn (Berlin, Kadmos Verlag, 2005).
Finanzplanung und Kapitalbeschaffung fur den Bau der Reichsautobahn 1933-45', Historische Zeitschrift, 278 (2004), 625-81.
Gruber, Mythos Reichsautobahn (Berlin, 1996), 2nd edn 2000.
21) Anton Woerner, 'Die Reichsautobahn Munchen-Salzburg', Die Autobahn, No.
Zeller presents the concept of the Reichsautobahn as a superhighway meeting the highest technical standards, conforming to topography at a time when traffic density was still very low and did not require the building of motorways at all.
Of course, he mentions that the Italian autostrada served as a model for the Reichsautobahn.