Source: Baha'i World News Service
On September 26, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "More than 1,800 participants at the centenary celebration of the German Baha'i community commemorated a history both 'dark' with crisis and 'highlighted' by achievement. Participants came from every region of Germany and at least 25 other nations for the day-long jubilee, held 10 September 2005 at the Stuttgart Congress Center. Stuttgart was chosen as the host city because it was where the German Baha'i history had its beginning. Featuring prayers, speeches, music, and theatrical performances, the program took note of the 'dark' times when the Baha'i Faith was banned under Nazism in Germany -- and of the joyous highlights that have followed during modern Germany's reconstruction and prosperity."