The German Propaganda
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I will be travelling until December 2015, so if you have an interest in anything drop me an e-mail and I'll reserve it for you.

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:

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


Goebbels and National Socialist Propaganda: 1925-1945 (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1965). Usually I offer only books from the Nazi period, but I have a second copy of this excellent, if early, book on Nazi propaganda. Bramsted lacked access to many sources that have since become available, but he did good work with what he had. The condition is good. Price: $20. 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.

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

Each is in good condition with two holes punched along the left side. $30 each or all both for $50. Postage included.

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.

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 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 I also have a list of more general books on Nazism that I've read and recommend.

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