The German Propaganda
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
- bytw2calvin.edu [Replace
with an "@"].
Conditions: I accept payment by check or money order, or by credit
cards through PayPal. 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
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.
Die nationale Revolution in Deutschland: This was a 1933 book of photographs commemorating Hitler’s takeover. There is a GPA page on the book. Price: $45. Shipping: $3.00.
Mein Kampf: Something like 10,000,000 copies of Mein Kampf were printed, but copies are still relatively scarce. This is a 1941 printing. The condition is good. Price: $75. 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
These are in good condition. Price: $20 each, or all five for
$75. Shipping: $2.00.
Three 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
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
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:
$260. No shipping charge for these. Uncommon.
Four issues of Unser Wille und Weg: This was
the party magazine for propagandists. No illustrations, but interesting
guidance for propagandists.
- July 1935 (fair to good condition, $20)
- July 1937 (poor condition, but with all text; missing back cover,
- March 1940 (large format, good condition, $30)
- May 1940 (large format, good condition, $30)
Shipping: $2 for one or all.
Helmut Sündermann, Tagesparolen:
Deutsche Presseanweisungen 1939-1945 — Hitlers Propaganda und Kriegsführung (Leoni:
Druffel, 1973). Sündermann was a Nazi propaganda official, and this
is an account of Nazi press directives during the war. Sündermann was
not exactly repentent, nor is the Druffel Verlag (which published a
lot of rightist literature), but this is an interesting account of
press policy, supported by numerous quotations. This is the paperback
edition. Price: $15. Shipping: $3.
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:
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.
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),
#9 ($21), and #11 ($20) for sale. Follow the link for details on content.
Graf Ernst zu Reventlow, Von
Potsdam nach Doorn (Berlin: M. A. Klieber Verlag, 1940).
8th printing. Reventlow was a prominent early Nazi. This 490-page
hardcover treats German history from Bismark through Wilhelm II
from a Nazi perspective. Wilhelm II does not come out of it well.
No illustrations. Good condition. Price: $20.
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
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
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.
To search the amazon.com database for books on this or any other
Go to the
German Propaganda Archive