Background: For many years, I’ve had an interest in Julius Streicher,
the leading Nazi anti-Semite, who published the weekly newspaper Der
Stürmer and was the Nazi Gauleiter, or regional
leader, of the Nuremberg area. He was hanged for his anti-Semitic
propaganda by the Nuremberg Tribunal. This collection of pictures comes
from a variety of sources. I also append four miscellaneous items:
a meeting flyer from 1929, a poster advertising a 1939 meeting,
a postcard a Stürmer agent
could send in to have anti-Semitic information sent to people in his
area and the cover of a booklet of Streicher’s letters from prison,
written during the Nuremberg trials,
For more information, see my book titled Julius
Streicher. There is also a German-language documentary on Streicher (1995) available that has some interesting visual material.
Photographs of Julius Streicher
This photograph shows Streicher speaking during the
1 April 1933 anti-Jewish boycott, of which he was chair.
Source: Illustrierter Beobachter, 15 April 1933.
||This photograph comes from Reichstagung in Nürnberg
1934 (Berlin: C.A. Weller, 1934).
||This postcard shows Streicher speaking at the opening
meeting of the 1936 Nuremberg rally. The slogan on the back wall:
“A strong Reich is the bulwark of peace.”
||Hitler, Hess, and Streicher at the 1937 Nuremberg rally,
taken from Reichstagung in Nürnberg 1937 (Berlin: C.A.
||This photograph comes from Das Buch der deutschen
Gaue (Bayreuth: Gauverlag Bayerische Ostmark, 1938).
||This is the frontpiece from a collection of Streicher's
speeches titled Kampf dem Weltfeind (Nuremberg: Verlag Der
Stürmer, 1938). He is speaking on the Hesselberg, a substantial
hill that was the site of Gau Franconia’s annual rallies.
||As one of Hitler’s most appreciated early followers,
Streicher headed the annual parade in Munich on 9 November that
commenorated the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. This photograph, from 1938,
is the last he led.
This photograph shows Julius Streicher with Roberto
Farrinacci, an Italian anti-Semite. They were speaking at a major
anti-Semitic rally in Berlin. This was one of Streicher’s last public
appearances outside his Gau Franconia, as he was in difficulties
that would lead to his exile from Nuremberg a year later.
Source: Illustrierter Beobachter, 2 February 1939.
||This photograph is from the 1930s.
||This photograph is also from the 1930s.
Nazi leaders liked to be photographed with children,
as Streicher is in this 1938 photograph.
Source: Franken-Kalender 1939 (Nuremberg:
Verlag Fränkische Tageszeitung, 1938).
||This photograph shows Streicher upon his capture by
Major Henry Plitt, a Jewish officer. Streicher had been posing as
an artist, hoping to avoid capture.
This is a one-sided flyer from 1929 announcing a Streicher
meeting. The text:
“Who is Julius Streicher? Member of the
Bavarian parliament. War veteran (Iron Cross, first class), teacher
in Nuremberg. He was the first to begin the battle for National
Socialism against the Marxists in Nuremberg in 1920. He was persecuted
and taken to court. He was fired after a disciplinary process.
He uncovered great corruption by Mayor Luppe (Democrat). He
was responsible for putting several prominent Jews like Guggenheim,
Meyer and Schleim in prison for rape, etc. Attempts were
made on his life. He was imprisoned. Tens of thousands gathered to
cheer him upon his release. Today, Nuremberg is a fortess for Hitler’s
This Julius Streicher as well as our party
comrade Dr. Rob. Ley will speak on Sunday,
21 April at 5 p.m. in Waldbröl, in the Althoff and Hömann
The hand of Judah rests heavy on the people.
Workers, farmers, and citizens, do not miss this powerful
mass meeting. You will learn about the causes of your misery
and how to escape it. Doors open at 4 p.m. Admission: 30 pf.
Unemployed with ID 20 pf.”
||This poster advertises one of Streicher’s last major
public appearances — a speech to a mass meeting in Berlin On
25 January 1939, where he spoke along with Roberto Farinacci, a leading
member of the Italian Fascist Party, and also an enthusiastic anti-Semite.
Streicher was already in difficulty for his misdeeds, and Hitler
shortly afterwards exiled him to his estate outside Nuremberg, although
he was allowed to continue to publish Der Stürmer.
||This is a postcard that Streicher’s agents could send
in to Der Stürmer. It asks that anti-Semitic information
be sent to a person in the area.
||This is the cover to a booklet of letters from Streicher
to his second wife, Adele, written while he was imprisoned during
the Nuremberg trials.