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Lot #    18429
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 10:51:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Falsehoods in Anti-Semitic Literature
Title (Hebrew)    שקרים
Author    [Polemic] R. Solomon Gliksman
City    New York
Publisher    R. Solomon Gliksman
Publication Date    1940
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
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Physical
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   Only edition. 96 pp. quarto 205:130 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound as issued.
          
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   Refutation of the lies spread by the Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher by R. Solomon Gliksman. The full title is Fälschungen in der antisemitischen Literatur (The forgeries and falsifications in the antisemitic literature : and my lawsuit against Julius Streicher & Co. R. Gliksman begins with a historical approach, discussing the Bible, Talmudic, and Jewish prayers, and attacks on Judaism such as in the Elders of Zion and the alleged intolerance of Jews to non-Jews. The book concludes with a bibliography. R. Solomon Gliksman was, prior to the war, Rav of Adat ha-Heredim in Danzig, and after the war in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

Julius Streicher (1885–1946) was the foremost anti-Semitic agitator of the Geman Nazi Party. Born in Fleinhausen, Swabia, Streicher was a teacher by profession. Limited in his education, ambitious, and emotionally disturbed, he was enabled by the anti-Semitism of the Third Reich to give vent to his abnormal tendencies. In 1921 he founded the Nuremberg branch of the Nazi Party and participated in the attempt to remove Hitler from the party leadership. But he won Hitler's confidence by his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch (1923), which led to his arrest. In the same year Streicher founded Der Stuermer, a weekly which achieved a circulation of 500,000 copies. Hitler appointed him Gauleiter of Franconia (1925–40). He was elected to the Reichstag, made a general in the S.A. (storm troops) in 1932, and charged with organizing the annual party convention, the Nuremberg Rally. Despite all his titles, Streicher had no real influence on policy making. Many of the party's leaders loathed him and plotted against him and his newspaper. In 1939 he was forbidden to make speeches and from 1940 was confined to his estate, Pleikershof. However, Streicher was esteemed by academic circles engaged in the "scientific" development of anti-Semitism. He achieved his fame and influence as a result of his fanatical incitement against the Jews. In hundreds of articles in Der Stuermer and in his speeches, in which he portrayed the Jews as the devil, the enemies of humanity, inferior beings, and as dangerous germs, Streicher demanded their total extermination. He organized the economic boycott of the Jews (April 1, 1933), and his sadistic depictions of Jews in Der Stuermer as "defilers of the race" prepared the ground for the Nuremberg Laws (1935). Even before the Kristallnacht (1938), Streicher presided over the destruction of the Nuremberg synagogue, and on the morrow of the riots (Nov. 10, 1938) publicly justified it. Captured in 1945 and brought before the Nazi war criminal court at Nuremberg, Streicher was sentenced to death under the Crimes Against Humanity clause for his part in the preparation of German public opinion to accept the "Final Solution." He was hanged in October 1946.

          
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Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
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Language:    Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica