Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'll be a guest on John Rothmann's program on KGO, San Francisco, at 5 a.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, July 26. The primary topic will be my book on Julius Streicher. If you're interested, the show will be available for download for a week.
Friday, July 17, 2009
The NS Frauen-Warte was the Nazi Party's magazine for women. It often had rather vivid covers. I've added an August 1941 cover from a copy I just received to the page on the magazine, an example of Nazi military art.
When Hitler took power on 30 January 1933, the party suddenly faced a dramatically different role. Before, it had attacked the government. Now, it had to support everything Hitler did. The propaganda system was particularly affected. I've added a May 1933 article by Hugo Fischer, published in Unser Wille und Weg, the propaganda monthly, that discusses how to adjust propaganda to fit the new situation.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
As I've mentioned before, I look for ephemeral propaganda items that often had broad circulation but a short life. Today, I'm adding a 1942 pamphlet by Walter Tießler, in whom I've had an interest recently (I added a different article by him yesterday). Titled Not Empty Phrases, but Rather Clarity, it lays out the fundamentals of Nazi ideology. It was intended to have a relatively long period of usefulness, so there are few references to events that could quickly make it outdated.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I've added an article on the Nazi propaganda campaign for the winter of 1937/38. The Reichspropagandaleitung was the party's central office for propaganda, and organized such campaigns. The article was published in Der Hoheitsträger, a monthly that went to party leaders at every level.