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Ein Bilderbuch für Gross und Klein

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.221

Notorious antisemitic children's book, Trust No Fox in the Green Meadow and No Jew on his Oath [English translation], in case, with illustrations by Fips and nursery rhymes by Elvira Bauer. It was published by Stürmer Verlag, a division of the viciously anti-Jewish newspaper, Der Stürmer, owned by Nazi Party stalwart Julius Streicher. Fips was the pen name of Philip Rupprecht, the paper's well known antisemitic cartoonist. The author, Elvira Bauer, an 18 year old German kindergarten teacher, wrote the book to explain Nazi racial ideology and expose Jews as evil creatures who can not be trusted. The title refers to a quote from Martin Luther's 1543 pamphlet, Von den Juden and ihren Lügen [On the Jews and their Lies.] Bauer's later history is unknown. Fips and Streicher were arrested by the US Army in May 1945. Fips was tried by a German denazification court and sentenced to six years hard labor. Streicher was tried by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, convicted, and executed per the ruling that his repeated articles calling for the annihilation of the Jewish race were a direct indictment to murder and a crime against humanity. The book is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Alternate Title
Trau keinem Fuchs auf grüner Heid und keinem Jud bei seinem Eid! : ein Bilderbuch für Gross und Klein, 3. Aufl.
publication:  1936
publication: Nuremberg (Germany)
manufacture: Leipzig (Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:12:39
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