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Antisemitic children's book acquired by a US soldier

Publication | Accession Number: 1992.47.1

Antisemitic children's book, Der Giftpilz (The Poisonous Mushroom), found by Arthur Lampner, a Corporal with the United States Army Signal Corps., 129th Sig. R.I. Co., while stationed in a manor house, Falkanhof, in Bensheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany, in May 1945. The book was published by Der Stuermer Verlag, a division of the viciously anti-Jewish newspaper, Der Stuermer, published by Julius Streicher from 1923-1945. The illustrations are by Fips (Phillip Rupprecht), the paper's well known antisemitic cartoonist. Both men were arrested by the US Army in May 1945. Rupprecht 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.

Title
Der Giftpilz : ein Stürmerbuch für Jung u. Alt : Erzählungen
Alternate Title
The Poison Mushroom
Date
1938  (publication/distribution)
1945 May  (found)
Geography
publication : Nuremberg (Germany)
found : Bensheim (Germany)
Language
German
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edwin Lampner
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Record last modified: 2017-07-20 13:37:16
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