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Struwwelhitler [Sep. 11th, 2007|11:45 pm]
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While I was on holiday in Germany some time ago, I visited the Jewish Museum in Berlin (in the middle of the Holocaust Memorial). I bought this book from there; it is naturally a reprint, but I still find it very fascinating. As war propaganda in general.

Struwwelhitler. A Nazi Story Book by Doktor Schrecklichkeit (1941)

A parody on the original Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann, 1845) by Robert and Philip Spence

(The cover)

Struwwelhitler. A Nazi Story Book
page 1
1. Struwwelhitler
page 1
2. The Story of Cruel Adolf
page 1, page 2, page 3
3. The Dreadful Story of Gretchen and the Gun
page 1, page 2
4. The Story of the Nazi Boys
page 1, page 2, page 3
5. The Story of the Man that Went Shooting
page 1, page 2
6. The Story of Little Gobby Poison Pen
page 1, page 2
7. The Story of Hermann Who Wouldn't Have Butter
page 1
8. The Story of Flying Hermann
page 1
9. The Story of Fidgety Adolf
page 1, page 2, page 3
10. The Story of Little Musso Head in Air
page 1, page 2, page 3
11. The Story of Flying Rudolf
page 1

to the Story of the Nazi Boys.

Now twenty months had passed away,
And still contentedly they play
With little Bolshies dressed in red,
But when the twenty-first had sped
Poor Adolf's conscience pricks: he rants
And kicks his playmates in the pants,
And weeps: - "You made me love you, beast!
I didn't want to in the least,
But Europe thus I had to save
To do its duty as my slave,
And tremble at my august nod
For I'm the good old German God."

[User Picture]From: winzig
2007-09-11 09:05 pm (UTC)
That is awesome- thank you for the link
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[User Picture]From: sovereignann
2007-09-11 10:08 pm (UTC)
This is Great! In you know, an historical way...
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From: pocket_fraulein
2007-09-12 02:21 am (UTC)
What a delightful book! I would probably get it for my kids, were I to ever have them. XD
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[User Picture]From: bluebellrock
2007-09-12 03:27 am (UTC)
Pic reminds me of Edward Scissorhands but husbo just told me Edward Scissorhands was based on some old German story of a man with long wooden fingers so there you go.
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[User Picture]From: lookslikehell
2007-09-12 03:50 am (UTC)
^this is almost exactly the same as the "Gretchen and the gun" story, only with "Pauline" and "matches"
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From: gestapo_lolita
2007-09-12 11:17 pm (UTC)
i'm off to berlin in a few days, i shall look out for that!
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