Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Faschismus oder Freiheit. n/a.
Faschismus oder Freiheit
Faschismus oder Freiheit
Faschismus oder Freiheit

Faschismus oder Freiheit

Brooklyn, New York: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1939. First edition. Softcover. Small Octavo. 63pp. Original illustrated tan stapled wraps with black and green lettering on cover. German edition of Fascism or Freedom published by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society (Jehovah's Witnesses), and its president Joseph Franklin Rutherford. Addressing the American people in a scathing attack of fascism and Roman Catholicism with its smothering bureaucratic structure in Italy and Germany, warning of the pitfalls of lack and of misinformation regarding this threat in the United States. Based on Biblical writings this pamphlet aims to illustrated the history of totalitarianism.

The pamphlet elaborates on the pact between Mussolini and the Pope and describes various targets of this alliance, e.g. Ethiopia, the Jews as well as their support of the Spanish rebels and Japan in its war against China, while Jehovah's Witnesses are being oppressed. It rails against Hitler and a similar alliance with the Pope, particularly in regards to Austria, claiming the Pope having let down the Austrian people after the annexation by the Germans, the Popes advances towards communism and the Roman Catholic attempt, to establish itself as the state religion in the United States of America, while praising Jehovah's Witnesses as Christians who love justice and truth as much as they hate lawlessness.

It was prohibited in Switzerland based on a decree by the Swiss parliament that forbids attacks of foreign heads of state. Furthermore the pamphlet criticizes the Catholic Church excessively and elaborates on the conspiracy between fascism and the Roman Catholic Church in Europe. Advertising for another Watch Tower publication on back cover. Medium foxing of wraps. Interior slightly age toned. Wraps in overall good-, interior in good+ condition. g- to g+. Item #44099

Price: $950.00

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