Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nietzsche and German Women

While scanning the cover of an issue of the Frauen Warte, the Nazi weekly for women, for a publisher who needed an illustration, I came across a peculiar article on Nietzsche and race. I’m not sure what the average reader made of it in 1938, but I’ve added a translation. The illustration is the issue’s cover.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Reports on a Nazi Propaganda Campaign in 1940

I'm interested in the inner workings of the Nazi propaganda system, and occasionally add material intended for the guidance of propagandists.  Today, I add an article from Unser Wille und Weg, the monthly for propagandists.  It reviews the November 1940 campaign of meetings during which the party attempted to saturate the country with propaganda demonstrating that German victory was sure.

The posters below were used to advertise the meetings.  The party regional office printed the posters, and lower-level units filled in the date and time of meetings they would hold.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

German Propaganda Material for Sale

I've recently listed a lot of material available for sale from my German Propaganda Book Shop. As I buy material to complete my collections, I often end up with duplicates — and recently, lots of things have been coming in.

First, I have 21 of the miniature Parole der Woche editions. These were playing-card sized condensations of the larger wall newspaper. Several examples:

I have also listed over 50 of the Wochenspruch der NSDAP, weekly posters with inspiring quotations. These have been sold.

Contact me should you be interested in any of these original examples of Nazi propaganda.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Speeches by Nazi Gauleiter

The Gauleiter were regional Nazi party leaders. Speaking to large audiences was in the job description. I'm beginning a new page of translations of speeches by various Gauleiter. At the moment, the only items are speeches by Julius Streicher, which were already on the GPA, and a February 1939 speech by Josef Bürckel, who had just been appointed Gauleiter of Vienna

I expect to add other speeches over time. Should you happen to have a reliable speech text by a Gauleiter, I'd surely appreciate a copy (although I cannot predict how long it will take me to get to translating it).