Auction 102

Lot 372:

DEUTSCHLAND EXHIBIT 1936 OLYMPICS BERLIN (2)

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $200

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Two books, an official guide, and an official tour, to the exhibition Deutschland (Germany) that took place in Berlin from 18. July through 16. August 1936, and was designed to showcase the achievements of Nazi Germany to visitors and participating countries of the Olympic games. Both books feature on their front covers the grand imperial eagle head design by Kurt Schmid-Ehmen, who originally created this symbol of the NS national emblem. The official guide, 166 pages plus 36 pages of an index of goods, features full-page black-and-white photos of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and features snapshots of each German Gau. The official tour booklet has 22 pages and includes the exhibition’s layout. Each publication is approx. 8 x 8 inches, written in German. Slight wear on the cover, else very good.

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