Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Deutsches Witzblatt. Richard Kunze.
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt
Deutsches Witzblatt

Deutsches Witzblatt

Berlin: Verlag Berlin-Friedenau, 1921–1926. First edition. Softcover. Large Quarto (12" x 9"). 212pp., 4pp each. Original illustrated newsprint with black lettering on cover bound in string-bound stiff beige wrappers with typed black lettering on label of spine. A weekly and later biweekly anti-Semite propaganda newsprint published by Richard Kunze starting in 1920 and continued through 1928. The newsprint offers a balanced mix of text and imagery. Except for some two color issues in the fifth volume the issues are illustrated with b/w caricature with distinct anti-Semitic tenor covering historic and contemporary events. Most of the caricatures are not signed or credited to an artist with the exception of a few in the early issues which are signed "Totila." Kunze was a member of the Fatherland Party which was active during the last phase of World War I playing a crucial part in the stab-in-the-back-myth denouncing the German government leaders who signed the Armistice on November 11, 1918 as the "November Criminals." Following brief associations with Deutschvölkischer Schutz und Trutzverband, the Deutschvölkischer Arbeitsring Berlin, which was absorbed by the German National People's Party (DNVP), Kunze founded and led his own anti-Semitic party, the Deutschsoziale Partei, one of the rivals of the Nazi Party on the far right. Kunze lost support when it became public that he diverted party money for his own purposes and, after winding up the party in 1929, he joined the ranks of his old rival, the Nazi Party, in 1930. Though he was arrested after the Battle of Berlin, Kunze went missing in 1945 and was presumed dead. Extremely rare collection of this publication, one holding worldcat. Text in German, fracture. Some wear along edges and spine, small chips, occasional creasing, tears and light soiling. String torn at bottom. Issues age-toned with some typical wear, e.g. folding crease in some, small chips and tears, at times repaired with tape. Few pencil notes. Some soiling at top of numbers 5 and 6 of volume 5. g. Item #37562

Price: $6,000.00

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