Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Warum Krieg mit Stalin? Das Rotbuch der Anti-Komintern (Why War with Stalin? The Red Book of Anti-Comintern)

Berlin-Leipzig: Nibelungen-Verlag GmbH, 1941. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 128pp. Original illustrated wraps with black lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. Publisher's device on back cover and half-title. The cover features a "bloodthirsty" Red Army soldier with dagger in his hand and hanged bodies in the background; a shadow of what could be construed as a German soldier in the foreground near foredge.

Anti-Russian propaganda opening with a Hitler quote: If the Jew is victorious over the peoples of the world with the help of his Marxist Credo, his crown will be the wreath of death for humanity, then the planet will move like millions of years ago through the ether without people. The eternal nature avenges unrelenting the breach of its laws. Therefore I believe today that I am acting in the spirit of the almighty god: as I defend myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of god.' (translation from "Mein Kampf" pages 69/70). Illustrated with forty-three reproductions of b/w photographs, this pro-war propaganda elaborates on the common roots of the war in East and West, the political strategy for world dominance of the Soviet Union and its work to erode Europe with its erroneous tactics.

Part two of this German propaganda focuses on the Jews in the Soviet Union, the Bolshevik world economy, the misery of the worker in the Soviet paradise, the farmer and agriculture, signs of decay, closing with an outlook into the future, stressing the fact that the war was provoked by the Bolsheviks. The sources of the photographs provided are listed at rear, including Heinrich Hoffmann, Scherl Bilderdienst, Anti-Komintern Bildarchiv, Atlantic, Presse-Bild-Zentrale, Weltbild, SS-PK Melters and from the personal archive Sohlberg, Helsinki. Text in German. Covers with light wear and rubbed; two tears at font and back cover expertly repaired. Some light foxing to half-title, back endpaper and a couple of pages in block; lightly age-toned. Wraps in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #47709

Price: $150.00

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