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Excellent book from Adolf Hitler personal library with antisemitic content: ‘The Third Reich’ by Gerd Ruehle, Documenting the Building of the Nation – With support from the German Reichs Archive – The Sixth Year 1938 – Hummelverlag, Berlin. The book was officially approved by the NSDAP. Adolf Hitler’s bookplate has been attached to the half-title page. The heavily illustrated book is bound in linen with gilt lettering to the leather spine, 552 pages, 96 full of photographs including an image of an antisemitic American handbill against Jews in Hollywood and a picture of the exhibit ‘The Eternal Jew.’ Included are a foldout map of greater German and a reproduction of the front page of the Voelkischer Beobachter from 14. March 1938 ‘The Anschluss is completed’. The book is bursting with information, Hitler quotes, and touches on every aspect of society, including Hitler’s view on architecture and degenerate art, the press as a propaganda weapon, and finally, in chapter 20 we can read all about ‘The Jewish War against Germany and the national-socialist counterattack, ‘ in 1938. Overall the book is in very good condition, except for some staining from dampness to the covers.