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Hello, I'm Randall Bytwerk. I'm a professor at Calvin College with an interest in propaganda. As part of my scholarly work, I maintain the German Propaganda Archive, a collection of English-language translations of propaganda material from the Nazi and East German eras. I buy a lot of material to translate, some of which I list for sale here when I am finished with it. I also buy stacks of things to fill in the gaps in my collection, leaving me with duplicates.

Newer items are listed first. Postage costs are for the U.S. International postage will be higher.

If you wish to buy an item, have questions or would like more details, drop me an email. My e-mail address is:

bytw@calvin.edu

Conditions: I accept payment by check or money order, by Square Cash, or through PayPal. My account in both places is my e-mail address. I prefer Square Cash. Take a look if you’re not familiar with it.

I do my best to describe items accurately. If you buy something and feel that I have not done so, I shall refund your purchase price. I'll adjust the postage should you find several items you'd like.


Items for Sale


A 1938 German Board Game: This game is titled “Our Germany: The Contemporary Geograpical Game about the Reich Autobahn.” The board consists of five pieces that make up a map of Germany just before the takeover of Austria. There are several hundred questions about Germany. Players who knew the answer got to stick a pin in the map at the appropriate point. The game looks unused, since there are no pinholes in the map. I believe the game is almost complete. The only things missing are a few of the colored pins. The condition is good. The box is in good shape, with some signs of aging. Price: $195, shipping included.

Hitler wie ihn keiner kennt: This is one of Heinrich Hoffman’s many books of pictures of Hitler. There is a page on the GPA with some of the photos. The condition is fair. The interior pages are in good condition, but the spine is worn. Price: $40. Shipping: $3.00.

Jugend um Hitler: Another of Hoffman's books of photographs, this one filled with pictures of Hitler and children. This is in fair-good conditon. The interior pages are very good, but the cover is worn. Price: $60. Shipping: $3.00.

Hitler in seinen Bergen: Still another of Hoffman's books of photographs of Hitler in the mountains of Bavaria. This is in good conditon. The interior pages are very good, but the cover is worn. Price: $60. Shipping: $3.00.

Seven 1939 issues of Die Woche: This was a weekly news magazine with lots of pictures and illustrations. I have six issues in fair condition, all but one with covers. Price: $30 for all seven. Shipping: $3.

Two issues of Morgen, the Nazi magazine for boys: Morgen, the first issue of which appeared in 1935, was the Nazi magazine for young boys. It later become Der Pimpf. Issues of Der Pimpf are relatively easy to find, but issues of Morgen are considerably rarer. I have two issues. The March 1935 issue has a cover with fascinated boys on a tractor. It has 32 pages of material, including “The Seven oaths of the Young Boys” and material on aviation. The June 1935 issue has stories on summer camp activities, German history, and inspiring poetry. Both issues are in good condition. Price: $25 each. Shipping: $2 for one, or $3 for both.

Five issues of Die Jungenschaft: These were pamphlets issued twice-monthly for leaders of younger boys in the Hitler Youth Organization. They contained information on running the regular meetings of the boys.

These are in good condition. Price: $20 each, or all five for $75. Shipping: $2.00.

Two Weekly Quotation Posters: I have these copies of the Wochenspruch der NSDAP, a weekly poster with a quotation from a Nazi notable. These were posted throughout the country.

Each is in good condition with two holes punched along the left side. $30 each or all three for $75. Postage included.

Four Miniature Parole der Woche with anti-Semitic Themes: These are four of the playing-card sized Parole der Woche, a weekly progaganda publication. They were issued in 1941 and 1942, and each has an anti-Semitic theme. Price: $90. No shipping charge. Uncommon.

21 Miniature Parole der Woche from 1940-1942: These are the playing-card sized Parole der Woche, a weekly progaganda publication. If you’re interested in building a collection, this is a good start. I have these for sale:

  • 1940: 4, 9, 27, 31, 32, 34, 39, 42, 44, 45
  • 1941: 8, 12, 18, 26, 28
  • 1942: 5, 7, 36, 37, 46, 49

I'm not entirely sure of the years for some of those from 1940 to 1941 (the year of issue was added only in mid-1941). If it makes a difference, I probably have information in my research notes to identify the year.

These have a a variety of themes, mostly anti-British. They are generally in good condition, with several more worn. Each is complete. Price: $200. No shipping charge for these. Uncommon.

Two issues of Unser Wille und Weg: This was the party magazine for propagandists. No illustrations, but interesting guidance for propagandists.

  • March 1940 (large format, good condition, $30)
  • May 1940 (large format, good condition, $30)

Shipping: $2 for one or all.

Reichsarbeitsdienst Gau History: This is a remarkable volume — a hand-crafted history of the Nazi labor organization along the Rhine. It has to have been produced in a very limited edition. It consists of descriptions of labor activity in the various districts in typical Nazi verbiage, with typography ranging from type to elegant script, along with lots of illustrations, maps, and more. It was issued around 1935. This is an unusual book. It is in very good condition. Rare. Price: $250. Shipping: $6.

Eugen Hadamovsky, Blitzmarsch nach Warschau. Frontberichte eines politischen Soldaten (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1940). Besides the book below, Hadamovsky wrote a number of other popular propaganda books. This one is an account of the events leading up to, and during, the Polish campaign. No illustrations, one map. The book is in good condition. Price: $18. Shipping: $3.50.

Kleine Kriegshefte: This was a series of eleven 32-page pamphlets issued during the first two years of the war. They contained war correspondent reports, and a lot of maps and photographs. I have copies of #3 ($22) and #9 ($21) for sale. Follow the link for details on content. Shipping: $2.00.

A page on the red and blue books on the Nuremberg Rallies, published from 1933-1938. I currently do not have any copies for sale, but the page may be of use to those interested in the volumes.


I have also written three books on the subject. My recent book titled Landmark Speeches of National Socialism includes material not available on the GPA. Bending Spines: The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic (Michigan State University Press, 2004) provides an analysis of much of the material on the German Propaganda Archive. It can be ordered in the United States through amazon.com in either the hardcover or paperback editions. My first book is on Julius Streicher, the leading Nazi anti-Semite.

If you are interested in new books on the subject of German propaganda, I maintain a list of titles that can be ordered through amazon.com. I also have a list of more general books on Nazism that I've read and recommend.

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