Auction 102

Lot 127:

ANTISEMITIC PROPAGANDA BERLINER ILLUSTRIERTE

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Two-page photo ‘report’ from Poland titled ‘Das Welt-Problem: Die Juden – I. in Polen’ (The world-problem: The Jews – I. in Poland), antisemitic propaganda in the German weekly illustrated magazine Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, Number 49, 8. December 1938, 54 pages, 11 x 14.75 inches. On page two a photo shows demonstrators in the US calling for the boycott of German goods, captioned: ‘He carries the star-banner of the United States – for the cause of his race. The national flag of a great people protects demonstrators under Jewish guidance calling for the boycott of German goods.’ Other article focus on race, gypsies, a racist comic, etc. Under the Third Reich, the Berliner Illustrierte like all other German publications was subject to Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry. In mid-1934 the Ullstein family business was ‘aryanised’ and the Berliner Illustrierte became an organ of Nazi propaganda.

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