After receiving an e-mail from his former student, Yusko and his colleague, German teacher Dianna Altmiller, met with Ciak and they both determined the photos were of the 1936 Nuremberg rally.
“I was able to explain to Kim that every one of the Nuremberg rallies has a theme, and this rally was themed “The Rally of Honor,”’ Altmiller said. “The photos had been taken in 1936, the third year after the rallies had moved to Nuremberg.”
Ciak said each photo is numbered. The number goes up to 100, but 20 photos are missing, she said.
She doesn’t know how her grandfather obtained the images. However, according to Yusko, it was common for military members to collect various souvenirs during their travels.