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Struwwelhitler, a Nazified parody of a German children's book

Publication | Accession Number: 2016.184.674

"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.

Title
Struwwelhitler. A Nazi Story Book by Doktor Schrecklichkeit
Collection Subtitle
A wartime parody of the famous Slovenly Peter or Shock Headed Peter (Struwwelpeter)
Date
1941-1942  (publication)
Geography
publication : London (England)
Language
English
Object Type
Books--Humor (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-01-31 11:33:33
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