Monday, January 18, 2010

New Booklet for Boys on the Russian Campaign

Between 1940 and the end of 1942, the Nazis issued weekly 32-page booklets in a series titled Kriegsbücherei der deutschen Jugend ("War Library of the German Youth"). 156 appeared in the regular series, along with about a dozen special issues at the end.

I've added a translation of one of the last of the series, Waffen SS in Battle near Leningrad. Although it appeared in the late fall of 1942, it covered events of over a year before, when German forces were advancing toward Leningrad. I assume that, since the news on the Eastern Front was not all that good (the crisis at Stalingrad was clear to the leadership, if not yet the public), they were looking for a story of rapid advances rather than looming defeat.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Anti-Semitic Poster from 1941

A visitor to the GPA kindly provided me with this image, which I've added to the poster page. It looks to have been issued during the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. However, I am not sure of the language, and do not have a translation. I'd be pleased if someone would remedy my ignorance. UPDATE: I got an answer -- Drive the Jews and Bolshevists out of Europe, apparently.