Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Prora complex

Longest buildings:
The longest building in the world is the Prora complex on the German island of Rugen. This immense PRORA complex, built by the Nazis in the thirties, is 6 floors high and stretches for more then 4 km along the Rugen island coast. The northern edge of the building consists of ruins while the middle and southern parts are more or less intact. The Nazi-organisation Kraft-durch-Freude (roughly translated "Strength through Joy") ordered the building of PRORA, which was to provide room for a stunning twenty thousand holiday makers! The general idea was that German workers and their families could rest from their labours here, getting fit for more labour and of course for war:

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