Thursday, July 24, 2008

Added Nazi Poster (1936)

I've added another poster from the 1936 referendum to the GPA poster page.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Speaker Advice on the End of the Afrika Korps

Today I added a translation of speaker material from May 1943 on the end of the African campaign. Three months earlier, Stalingrad had fallen. Now there was more bad news. Speakers are told to present the withdrawal from Africa not as a defeat, but rather as the end of a brilliant campaign that gave Germany the time it needed to fortify Europe, and prevented the British and Americans from assisting the Soviet Union.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

More Material from Nazi Racist Magazines

I've added two covers and issue summaries to the page on Neues Volk, the Nazi Party's monthly on racial policy. I've also translated an article explaining the requirements to have Hitler become the godfather for a German child (among other things, it had to be the seventh son, or the ninth child). I recently added the volumes for Neues Volk for 1934 and 1935 to my collection. There's a lot more interesting material I may get to some day.

The notion of Hitler as godfather was new to me. If anyone knows more about this, I'd be pleased to hear from you. Hitler's surviving "godchildren" would now be in their seventies. I'm curious about what happened to them.