München: Frz. Eher Nachf., G. m. b. H., 1933. First edition. Softcover. Folio (21 1/2 x 17 3/4"). 14pp. Splendidly well-preserved and important issue of The "Völkischer Beobachter," the official and most important daily newspaper published by the NSDAP (Nazi Party) from 1920 until the fall of the Third Reich in 1945.
This November 13, 1933 issue is entirely dedicated to the result of the German Parliamentary elections which took place the previous day (11/12/1933). The elections were the second under Nazi Party rule, and the first since chancellor Adolf Hitler seized dictatorial powers with the passage of the Enabling Act (3/23/1933). All opposition parties had been banned by this time, and voters were presented with a single list containing the names of Nazi candidates and 22 non-party "guests" of the Nazi Party.
On a turnout of 96%, 92% of the voters approved the Nazi list. 3.3 million voters submitted 'invalid' ballots.
These elections were held on the same day as a separate referendum on Hitler's decision to pull Germany out of the League of Nations, which passed with similar numbers.
The front page of the "Völkischer Beobachter" displays an impressive four-column length title written in bold letters and underlined in red: "40 Millionen Nationalsozialisten" (40 Millions of National-socialists). It is followed by various charts and articles praising the results of the elections / referendum, and the Nazi 'triumph.'
Two articles are particularly representative of the general tone of total and fanatical obedience to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist Party: "Hitler ist Deutschland" (Hitler is Germany), and "Ein einig Volk - Ein einig "Ja" (A united people, an unanimous Yes).
This issue of the "Völkischer Beobachter" is complete with all its pages as well as its daily supplement, the "Münchener Beobachter."
Folding crease at center slightly age-toned, with minor and sporadic closed tears. Text in German, Gothic script. Newspaper in overall very good condition. vg. Item #41676