Friday, August 29, 2008

A 1943 anti-Bolshevist pamphlet

I particularly look for propaganda that had wide distribution, but a short life. Pamphlets are a good example — they are often mass distributed, and quickly discarded. My latest addition is a spring 1943 Nazi pamphlet titled What Does Bolshevization Mean in Reality? It was issued as part of a major anti-Bolshevist (the word the Nazis preferred to "communist") campaign, the directive for which is also available on the GPA. The purpose was to persuade Germans that even though the war situation was looking grimmer after Stalingrad, they had no choice but to fight or die, since Soviet victory would mean the end of everything German.

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