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Five illustrated editions of ‘Deutsche Leibeszucht’ (German cultivation of the body) a Nazi health propaganda magazine. Known for publishing full page photographs of nude women and men. Under the banner of ‘Back to Nature’, the Korperkultur (physical culture) movement promoted an ideology of health whose diverse components included strength and beauty, hygiene, aesthetics, healthy sexuality, nudism, physical education, sports, gymnastics, and the production of robust children. Berlin, Verlag für Deutsche Leibeszucht, 9.5 x 6.75 in., (August edition with separated cover; edition 2 year 11, binding is split up to the second staple), age appropriate toning and stains throughout.