Various: German Political Parties, 1919–1920. Hardcover. Various sizes. Original printed flyers on various papers and in various colors.
An extraordinary mirror of the political climate in Bavaria two years after the end of W.W.I exhibited in 9 letter size and 4 smaller size election flyers. The tenor of all flyers reflects the extremely agitated atmosphere of the time warning the voters in drastic language to beware of corruption and profiteering of the Hoffmann government and its followers on one hand, and of the Jewish population, bolshevism and socialism as administered by the representatives of the Räterepublik on the other. The content of the flyers varies from patriotic to educational and propaganda bids to expose the true nature of the Räterepublik.
Among the parties and institutions responsible for the distribution of the flyers are the Bayrische Mittelpartei claiming that no Jewish citizens are members and belaboring the failure of the current system, the Deutsche Demokratische Partei boldly announcing election fraud. Appeals by the Bayrische Volkspartei to vote for their candidates and the Deutsche Volkspartei calling for unity against Bolshevism and "Red Terror." A flyer by the NSDAP printed on both sides with an appeal to duplicate and distribute points out a "Times" exposure on the Jewish world program to enslave the peoples of the world under Jewish rule. The Bayrische Volkspartei addresses women and girls in warning against radical leftist elements, militias (Einwohnerwehr, Wachregiment and Reichswehr) attacking the Räterepublik, a flyer by private citizens warning against the communist social democrat party (KPD and USP), a flyer by the publisher "Staatspolitischer Verlag" with caricatures taunting various political factions pointing out the Deutsche Volkspartei as the best choice for the elections, and an "unclaimed" small flyer attacking Jews, the stock marketeers, communists and traitors.
Texts in German. The letter size flyer all have filing punch holes on the left side. There are small tears, one flyer with six inch closed tear, chips, creasing and some age toning. Flyers mostly in good to very good condition. fair to vg. Item #42035