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WWII Propaganda

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In the 1940s, German publishing companies produced several cartoon-type magazines with very clever political satire. It differed from the American and British propaganda in that Britain and America were depicted as the world’s policemen and as jolly fools. Churchill and Roosevelt were portrayed as simpletons who were the tools of international financiers, and the only time that they got really nasty in their depictions is when showing Russians and Uncle Joe Stalin in the true light of what he was: a murdering monster with blood-soaked hands. American propaganda, however, got downright homicidal promoting wiping the axis powers off the earth. We need to remember that it was always hoped by the Germans and their leaders that Britain would recognize that the danger in the world was in the east; that this communist menace was what the western world should have been concerned about. America was always respected until the malevolent Roosevelt had an agenda that he and his cronies could not be turned from. So the German propaganda was directed against FDR and Churchill, not against the American or British people. The magazine titles that all came under one publishing syndicate were Kladderadatch (the earliest), Lustige Sachse, Lachende Welt, and the most circulated Lustige Blädder. All had the basic similarity—various folksy cartoons and political characterizations of the enemy as they saw it. The color and frivolous “toons” are well done and funny in most cases. But the finality of the terrible war was nothing funny at all. Europe was in ruins, Germany nearly destroyed, 50 million dead, Britain now was sinking and the empire lost. America was no longer the Norman Rockwell dream, and Europe put up with 60 or so years of darkness, especially in the areas given over to the Bolsheviks. The new age that we’re experiencing was predicted by George Orwell in his classic book 1984. The magazines were stacked away by a man whom we met at the Kassel military show. He had been a member of the RAD (Reich’s Labor Corps) in the 1930s and 1940s and he hung on to these issues and kept them in great shape. The are extremely rare today and very seldom ever encountered, and when one is found and offered, the price is almost always more than $100.00; often $150.00. You can’t imagine how rare they are. In this politically correct world even in Germany they were immediately destroyed as soon as one would emerge. In all our years in this field we have only ever seen one or two offered (at huge prices). Now, because of the thoughtfulness of this one old man we are able to offer these extremely rare publications to the collecting public. We will sell them in lots; usually three at a time. Individual magazines will be offered in only a few instances when they are the even more scarce numbers. Do not ask us to break up lots. If one particular issue interests you and it is in a lot of three, don’t worry, because the price you will pay will make the other two a very worthwhile investment. In some cases a part of a page may have been clipped out by the former owner. This is rarely the case, but this will not influence the rarity or the price. We cannot single these out and don’t need to. It is a very minor point considering the rarity of the offered items. Don’t underestimate the historical importance of these gems of satire.

 

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Three Issues of Lachende Welt, Laughing World (Item PROP 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Typical cartoons that make fun of the allied enemy: soldier jokes, a great full-page on “The Jewish Army’s” not being so Einfach (simple), the red rat being let out of the cage., Roosevelt skipping along with his best buddies, Roosevelt dances with the “Red Death,” etc.

PRICE: $240.00 three great issues

 

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Group of Three Propaganda Magazines (Item PROP 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is another group of cartoon-style magazines entitled Fliegende Blätter, Flying Leaves.

PRICE: $240.00 three great issues

 

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Another Group of Propaganda Magazines (Item PROP 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a set of three magazines entitled Lachende Welt, Laughing World.

PRICE: $240.00 three great issues

 

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Three Issues of Lustige Blätter (Item PROP 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: This particular group is especially neat, especially the one that depicts the French traitor sheep leading the communist wolves out into the world to eat the other sheep. Somehow, this could be and is paralleled in the world today. The one of the “beautiful” Mrs. Roosevelt is great also. The sexy girls are also a specialty of Lustige Blätter; more than the others. The three hats in the ring is quite humorous, had it not been so tragic, as well. These three issues may very well be the best of the bunch. Many more interesting cartoons are included.

PRICE: $245.00 for the three of them

 

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Set of Magazine Entitled Der Lustige Sachse, The Joyful Saxons (Item PROP 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is another set of propaganda magazines from the 1940s called Der Lustige Sachse, or The Joyous or Happy Saxons. These are very similar to the groups above with lots of anti-Allied material in cartoon form. The one with the Devil cooking the “bad guys” is especially delightful!

PRICE: $245.00 for all three

 

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Another Set of Three Magazines Lustige Blätter (Item PROP 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: The images speak for themselves. The condition is good on two; fair on the other. Special note: Look at the red bag and what it says. History is a continuum, isn’t it? If this doesn’t have application today, then what does?

PRICE: $245.00 three great issues

 

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Magazines Kladderaditsch (Item PROP 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: These are propaganda magazines published in the era of the Third Reich. These particular issues are heavily anti-American. The editors felt that Roosevelt’s USA was the biggest “Weltfeind,” or “world enemy.” Sound familiar? Anyway, the political cartoons are clever and the magazines are ultra-rare. We have only two of these particular issues. They are the rarest of the illustrated propaganda material printed in the Third Reich.

PRICE: $230.00

 

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Lustige Blätter, German Anti-Allies Propaganda Magazine (Item PROP 1-8)

DESCRIPTION: Here are three more of the great WWII German Propaganda magazines Happy Pages. The last one shown at the right is an early issue in the 1930s and doesn’t have so much in anti- British, Russian, or American jibes. The other two are filled with delightful anti- John Bull, Stalin, and Roosevelt cartoons that frankly have a ring of truth to them. The early issue even has Disney’s Donald Duck. That was, of course, before Donald decided to be anti-Hitler, later. The issue with the cruel English officer is repaired a little at the spine. Here are three great issues of a rare magazine.

PRICE: $230.00

 

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Magazine Lustige Blätter (Item PROP 1-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a particularly interesting issue because Franky and Winnie as the world’s policemen could be compared to another pair of comic characters who habituate our White House. Funny, if they weren’t so tragic! This is another copy of the German propaganda magazine that carried the message in cartoon form. They are quite rare today and you just never see them offered.

PRICE: $80.00

 

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Fliegende Blätter, Third Reich-era Propaganda Magazines (Item PROP 1-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here are two editions of Fliegende Blätter. There are the main propaganda magazines available in the Third Reich. They are very interesting in that history is basically a continuum and many of the themes and references very well could apply to today’s events and outlooks. For those who don’t have a grasp on the German language the pictures truly are worth a thousand words! Regardless whether you agree or disagree with the messages that these cartoons bring you will still appreciate the humor and also the foreboding predictions brought forward in the pages of these clever, sarcastic, and at the same time historically important satires.

PRICE: $120.00

 

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Three Issues of Lustige Blätter, Funny Papers (Item PROP 1-11)

DESCRIPTION: This was NS Germany’s prima propaganda comic book. It featured cartoons that were sometimes hilarious and ofttimes just too prophetic. History is a continuum of sorts and much can be learned from extrapolation. “We live in the present; we dream of the future; we learn from the past.” At least that would be ideal if possible. If you don’t read German it doesn’t much matter because the clever artists carried their ideas skillfully enough that we are reminded of that old proverb “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and these pictures seem to say it all! You, the scholar, the researcher, the “destiny marcher” will understand it all. Every picture has meaning; some simple, some deep. Look carefully at the one named “Der Bergführer.” Catch on? Anyway, these are truly rare and I doubt you will ever see such as these, again.

PRICE: $120.00 for all three issues

 

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Three Issues of Lustige Blätter, Funny Papers (Item PROP 1-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here are three more issues of Germany’s great propaganda magazines Lustige Blätter, Funny Papers. These are probably the greatest of all time for super, politically incorrect cartoons. They were, however, correct in their time and in a way prophetic. History as a whole is a continuum. Much of those inferences of the United States and Britain being the world’s policemen is, well??? These three particular issues are some of the best of the whole collection. We particularly like the one with the big ‘U’ for U-boat on the cover. That’s a great one! The Russian bear leaving its blood-stained tracks isn’t bad either, or rather, it is bad. The one with the Americans landing on a South Seas island is neat, also. “We bring you freedom. Hands up.” Pay particular attention to the red thug denying the Katyn Massacre (12,000 Polish officers?) These are rare and archival-important issues.

PRICE: $110.00 for all three issues

 

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Three Issues of Lustige Blätter, Funny Papers (Item PROP 1-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is another set of three German propaganda comic books entitled Lustige Blätter (Funny Papers). They were classic “spoof” magazines of their time, but extremely well done and very cleverly poignant. The resemblance to persons living or now dead is anything but coincidental. This was true Germanic propaganda. It was never quite so accusatory against England and America; at least not depicting them as inhuman bloody monsters because Germany still held out hopes of these countries’ joining it in its war to the death with the (real monster), the Soviet Union and of course the Jews were considered the enemy ever since Judea declared war against NS Germany in 1933. The satire was really funny in most cases, but macabre when the Soviets, or Stalin, are depicted. The U.S. and Britain are shown to be foolish “world’s policemen.” Well???? These magazines are extremely rare and we were fortunate enough to buy a man’s whole collection at the Kassel, Germany Military Show recently. It took him 20-some years to accumulate these propaganda gems.

PRICE: $110.00 for all three issues

 

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Three Issues of Lustige Blätter, Funny Papers (Item PROP 1-14)

DESCRIPTION: Here are three more very rare Third Reich-period German propaganda comic magazines. For more details about these see the previous ones posted. Again, we say this was character tramping at its zenith! These are both humorous and prophetic, and as we have stated, history has time and time again been a recycled continuum. We can see familiar up-to-date themes in these 60-year-old satires.

PRICE: $110.00 for all three issues

 

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Three Issues of Lustige Blätter, Funny Papers (Item PROP 1-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here is another set of three Lustige Blätter, Funny Papers. This, again, was the premier comic-style propaganda magazine during the Third Reich. You can read descriptions among the others offered above on these pages. This group is especially noteworthy because of some particularly blatant references that are both humorous and essentially tragic at the same time as to their propensity to be prophetic that looms obvious in some of the characters presented. The one where ‘Uncle’ stands upon the head of John Bull, whose empire sinks into the sea, is surely worthy of historical note. These numbers are very rare and totally irreplaceable.

PRICE: $110.00 for all three issues

 

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