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    Brief Narrative
    "Struwwelhitler" is an illustrated World War II British parody in verse of Hitler and other Nazis and Fascist figures. It is based on a popular 19th century German children's book by Heinrich Hoffman, Struwwelpeter, of "fearful stories and vile pictures to instruct good little folks." It details the shocking things that can happen to children who misbehave and tease animals or play with matches, or use bad manners, and suck their thumb or not eat their dinner. This book is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Struwwelhitler. A Nazi Story Book by Doktor Schrecklichkeit
    A wartime parody of the famous Slovenly Peter or Shock Headed Peter (Struwwelpeter)
    publication:  1941-1942
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Author: Robert Spence
    Author: Philip Spence
    Publisher: Daily Sketch and Sunday Graphic Ltd
    Haycock Press
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Books--Humor (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Book (softcover) ; 24 leaves : color illustrations ; 18 cm. (7.000 X 5.500 in.) ; Contents: Struwwelhitler ; The story of cruel Adolf ; The dreadful story of Gretchen and the gun ; The story of the Nazi boys ; The story of the man that went shooting ; The story of Little Gobby Poison Pen ; The story of Hermann who wouldn't have butter ; The story of Flying Hermann ; The story of Fidgety Adolf ; The story of Little Musso Head In Air ; The story of Flying Rudolf ; Epilogue to the story of the Nazi boys.
    Notes: A parody on the original Struwwelpeter by Robert and Philip Spence: Presented by them to the Daily Sketch War Relief Fund, which supplies wireless sets, games and woollen comforts to our Fighting Services, and clothing, bedding, boots and food to air raid victims.
    Published by the Daily Sketch and Sunday Graphic Ltd. Copyright Haycock Press Ltd. London.
    Notes: In cover illustration, Hitler has one armband. Book has pencilled markings.
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The book was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:13:50
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