Monday, September 27, 2010

Nazi Factory Propaganda

This is a rare surviving piece of Nazi ephemera, a flyer distributed at a factory in Ludwigshafen in 1931 or 1932.  It deals entirely with local factory issues: smoking, time clocks, and the fact that workers were searched when leaving the factory to stop theft of company property. It shows Nazi propaganda dealing with specific grievances of a particular factory.  I do have a second leaflet from the same factory, but probably will not get around to translating it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A 1936 Nazi Reading Primer

I've collected several basic reading primers over the years. Two were already on the GPA. Today, I'm adding material from a 1936 primer titled Hand in Hand for the Fatherland. It has particularly interesting Nazi treatments of death and of exactly what being a German means.

Monday, September 6, 2010

German City Maps from 1938

This is an experiment to see if anyone finds it useful. I have a street atlas of Germany from 1938, which I find interesting because it shows how streets and public squares were re-named all over Germany in honor Hitler and other Nazi potentates. I've added the maps for Berlin, Frankfurt, Hanover, and Nuremberg. If you have a city you'd particularly like to see a map of, let me know.

I've since added, by request, Munich to the list.

In the case of Nuremberg, for example, the illustration below shows that the main square was named for Hitler. I've also included a clip of the Nuremberg Party Rally grounds.

The Center of Nuremberg

The Party Rally Grounds

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Material from Hitler Youth Leader Magazines

I keep adding material to my collection faster than I can do anything with it. I do try to update existing pages when I acquire more relevant material.  Today, I'm adding some material for Jungvolk (the organization for boys 10-14) leaders to the existing page on HJ training material. These leaders were usually only a few years older than their charges, consistent with the principle that "youth should be lead by youth."  Two of the newly added covers are below.

This is rather interesting material.  As I comment on the page, not much has been done with it that I know of.  It seems to me that there is a dissertation in there somewhere.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Stuermer Article from 1943

Today I'm adding a July 1943 article from Julius Streicher's Der Stürmer titled "Our Faith," claiming that the Jews were responsible for the war, and that it had predicted back in 1938 that such a war would end with the destruction of the Jews.  It's one of numerous similar articles from the period.  This was published after the bulk of the killing had already occurred.

For those interested, my book on Julius Streicher goes into considerable detail on his work.