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Lot #    13653
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:50:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Henker und Brandstifter der Welt
Author    [Anti-Semitism]
City    Munich
Publisher    Fortschrittliche Buchhandlung
Publication Date    [1928]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition? 115 pp., illus., 201:155 mm., wide margins, light age staining,, stamps, title wrappers bound in. A very good copy bound in later half cloth and marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   Title: Die entdeckten "Henker und Brandstifter der Welt" und ihr 2000 jähriges Verschwörungssystem. Der Schlussel zur Weltgeschichte und Weltpolitik. Aus Geheimarchiven und Bekenntnissen.

The title of this work translates as "The discovered 'Henker [A henker is an official executioner] and fire founders of the world' and its 2000 year old conspiracy system. The key to world history and world politics. From secret archives and confessions."

The work is an anti-Semitic product. Printed upside down on page seven, in Hebrew, are the first two paragraphs of the Shema. The title of that first chapter is Der hebräische Mysterienbund… the Hebrew mystery federation. The other chapters have equally conspiratorial titles. There are line drawn illustrations which are not only unflattering to say the least, but also attribute Jewish blood to various individuals, including Popes.

While no author is listed, it is attributed to Jens Jürgens, who also wrote Biblische Moses als Pulverfabrikant, (Weissenburg i. Bay., [1935]), and Der biblische Moses, ein Räuberhauptmann und Erzbolschewist (Weissenburg i. Bay., n.d.). Jurgens is mentioned in the New York Times of June 30, 1935 as a neo-Germanic writer whose book on Moses [mentioned above] claims to "dispose of Moses once and for all."

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Anti-Semiticism
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica