Thursday, December 16, 2010

East German Propaganda Material

I usually post news here that has to do with my own site, but every now and then I find something else on the web that is relevant.  Today, I include links to two interesting collections of material coming from the German Democratic Republic.

This first link is to a collection of propaganda leaflets fired over the border and intended for West German border guards.  There was a "burst" of this kind of material in the 1960s.

The second is some material from Contra, a periodical I was not previously familiar with.  It was also aimed at West German border guards.

Interesting and unusual material, for sale, apparently, should you be interested.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Nazi Cartoon from 1943 on Lynching in the USA

As I look for one thing, I sometimes come across other interesting material to add to existing pages. Today I’m adding a vivid caricature to the page on Lustige Blätter, a weekly satirical magazine, showing a Black being lynched. Although the Nazis viewed blacks as inferior, they sometimes pointed out contradictions in the United States.

In this case, the suggestion is that the United States is hypocritical in complaining about Nazi treatment of the Jews, given what it does to American Blacks.