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Julius Streicher : Nazi editor of the notorious anti-Semitic newspaper Der Stürmer

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Julius Streicher : Nazi editor of the notorious anti-Semitic newspaper Der Stürmer
Call No: 341.69 S91b

Call Number341.69 S91b
Dates2001; ©2001
Statement of Responsibilityby Randall L. Bytwerk.
Creators & ContributorsBytwerk, Randall L. (author)
Streicher, Julius (subject)
SummaryThis biography "offers a damning look at the life and career of Julius Streicher (1885–1946), convicted as a war criminal and executed in Nuremberg, where he once hosted immense annual Nazi Party rallies. He was a Reichstag deputy, the corrupt Nazi Gauleiter of Franconia, one of the architects of the anti-Jewish Nuremberg Laws (which, in his view, did not go far enough), and among the few whom Hitler addressed with the familiar du. But Streicher is best known as the editor of Der Stürmer, the virulently anti-Semitic weekly newspaper that, at its height, boasted a circulation of nearly 500,000 readers. The paper was notorious for its rabid anti-Semitism; for its crude cartoons and doctored photographs; and for its articles on alleged Jewish sexual perversion, ritual murder, economic exploitation, and plans for world domination. Its content fueled the radicalization of Nazi anti-Semitism and laid the foundations for the 'Final Solution.' Julius Streicher offers... [an] examination of that newspaper, its history, its propaganda techniques, and its far-reaching effects. In a new afterword, the author discusses the spread of Streicher's gospel via the Internet and details how a careful study of Der Stürmer astonishingly discounts historian Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's controversial thesis that all Germans harbored 'eliminationist' anti-Semitic passions." Book cover
Contents
  1. The Making of an Anti-Semite
  2. The Bloody Czar of Franconia
  3. Der Stürmer: "A Fierce and Filthy Rag"
  4. The German Anti-Semitic Tradition
  5. Children of the Devil: Streicher's Image of the Jew
  6. Fraud, Conspiracy, and Murder
  7. The Worst Crime: Racial Defilement
  8. Solutions: Final and Otherwise
  9. A Poisoned Nation: The Impact of Der Stürmer
  10. The Illusion of Immunity
Afterword to the Cooper Square Press Edition
Appendix I. Three Stürmer Articles
Appendix II. Two Children's Stories from The Poisonous Mushroom
Physical Description 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Cooper Square Press
EditionFirst Cooper Square Press Edition
Notes
  • "This Cooper Square Press paperback edition of Julius Streicher is an unabridged republication of the edition published in New York [by Stein and Day] in 1983, with fifty textual emendations and the addition of a new afterword by the author." —Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 221–241) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2009 by Shannon LaBelle