Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Die Vereinigten Staaten von Guyana. Das Jüdische Nationalheim Plan Mussert

Leiden: Nederlandsche Nationaal-Socialistische Uitgeverij (NENASU), 1939. Softcover. Quarto. 23pp. Original textured white wraps with black lettering and ruling on cover, protected by modern mylar. Title page with black ruling and framing, followed by a portrait photograph of Anton Adriaan Mussert, the leader of the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands. Illustrated with four b/w portrait photographs and two maps.

Introduction with anti-Semitic rhetoric featuring common accusations towards Jews: 'A minority of some 200,000 take hold of the land, commerce and industry, want to dominate the education of Dutch youth, judicate the Dutch people and dictate how the Dutch have to think and act.'

Referencing Hitler's 1938 speech in Amsterdam, Mussert ventures to formulate the major points of this speech in a programmatic paper. The text introducing the ideas for the solution of the Jewish Question, include statistics showing the Netherlands with the highest share of Jews per 10,000 citizens, and data and maps relating to the colonies of European states, proposed as a new home for the Jewish population with one chapter treating the costs for such an undertaking.

The chapter "Mussert's Plan and Our Democrats" juxtaposes Mussert's plan with general opinions and statements of Nazi arbiters, prominent opponents and Jews. Finally, a reprinted three-page article of the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf headlined "Mass Colonization the Last Resort," suggesting that British, French and Dutch Guyana would be suitable for the resettlement of the Jews, quoting the Jewish Bulletin (Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt) to be in agreement regarding a mass colonization of the Jewish population.

This Dutch proposal precedes the so-called Madagascar-Plan of June 1940, proposed by Franz Rademacher, head of the Jewish Department of the German Foreign Office, suggesting to forcibly relocate the Jewish population of Europe to the island of Madagascar. A subsequent Adolf Eichmann memorandum on August 15, 1940, called for the resettlement of Jews to Madagascar of one million Jews per year for four years, with the island governed as a police state by the SS. The plan was not implemented, due to the British naval blockade, then postponed after the Nazis lost the Battle of Britain in September 1940, and permanently abandoned in 1942 in favor of the so-called Final Solution.

Text in German. Stamp of Archief T. C. Govers in upper right corner on cover and first three pages. Cover lightly rubbed, very light smudges. Back cover lightly sunned along edges and some light staining and smudging on back cover. Good to very good condition. Item #51676

Price: $1,250.00

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