German Propaganda Archive

On-Line Texts of Nazi Propaganda

I’m sometimes asked to provide German texts of material on the site, which I will do in a good cause. However, increasingly people are scanning interesting books and periodicals. This is an entirely incomplete list of electronic versions of material relevant to this site that I have found. I am including only scans of originals — not transcriptions, since it is hard to be sure of their accuracy. I don’t update this page regularly. If you find something new and relevant, I will add it here if you let me know.

The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin keeps adding material as well.

Feel free to e-mail me with other links to add.


German Propaganda: This site has a wide range of Nazi anti-Semitic material, including scans of publications like the SS’s Der Untermensch and a booklet for children titled Wir und der Jude.

Freude am Kind (Berlin: Deutscher Verlag für Politik und Wirtschaft, 1938). This was a publication of the Nazi Party’s Racial Policy Office, intended to encourage having lots of children.

Goebbels, Joseph. Der Angriff: Aufsätze aus der Kampfzeit (Munich: Eher Verlag, 1935). This is a collection of Goebbels’s articles from his newspaper, written before the Nazi takeover in 1933. Some are translated here.

Goebbels, Joseph. Das Buch Isidor. Ein Zeitbild voll Lachen und Hass (Munich: Eher, 1931). This was a collection of material from Goebbels’s Berlin newspaper Der Angriff, much of it attacking the Bernhard Weiß, the Jewish Deputy Chief of the Berlin Police. Many caricatures.

Goebbels, Joseph. Der Nazi-Sozi. Fragen und Antworten (Elberfeld: Verlag der Nationalsozialistischen Briefe, 1927). One of Goebbels’s earliest pamphlets.

Hoffmann, Heinrich. Mit Hitler in Polen (Berlin: Zeitgeschichte-Verlag, 1939). One of Hoffmann’s many books of Hitler photographs.

Höller, Franz. Von der SdP zur NSDAP. Ein dokumentarischer Bildbericht (Reichenberg: Geschäftstelle Sudetendeutsches Hilfswerk, 1939). A history of the Nazi party in the Sudentenland, part of Czechoslovakia annexed by Germany in 1938.

Fips. Juden stellen sich vor (Nuremberg: Stürmer Verlag, 1934). Caricatures by the lead cartoonist for Julius Streicher’s Der Stürmer.

Koch, Karl W. H. Das Ehrenbuch der SA (Düsseldorf: Friedrich Floeder, 1934). An illustrated history of the Strorm Troopers.

Leers, Johann von. Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler (Leipzig: R. Kittler Verlag, 1933). Published shortly after Hitler became chancellor.

Leers, Johann von. Wie kam der Jude zum Geld? (Berlin: Theodor Fritsch Verlag, 1939). Johann von Leers was one of the most prominent “professional anti-Semites” during the Nazi period.

Organsationsbuch der NSDAP (Munich, Eher, 1937). This was Robert Ley’s attempt to make the Nazi Party’s organization clear (and to influence it). Editions appeared in 1936, 1937, 1941, and 1943. This is the 1937 edition.

Riefenstahl, Leni. Hinter den Kulissen den Reichsparteitag-Films (Munich: Eher, 1935). Mostly illustrations of the filiming of Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will. She claimed later that she had little to do with the book.

Siebenhundert Bücher für nationalsozialistische Büchereien (Munich, Eher, 1944). This is a list of books recommended for Nazi libraries. It is a useful listing of approved Nazi literature late in the war.

Sieg der Waffen — Sieg des Kindes (Berlin: Nordland-Verlag, 1941). An illustrated SS publication encouraging many children.

SS-Liederbuch (Munich: Eher Verlag, 1940). The SS songbook.

Streicher, Julius. Kampf dem Weltfeind. Reden aus der Kampfzeit (Nuremberg: Stürmer Verlag, 1938). A collection of speeches from 1920-1933.

Magazines & Newspapers

Der Adler. The monthly propaganda magazine for the army. This page has links to many issues from 1939-1944.

Austrian Newspapers: The Austrians are engaged in a massive project of dignitizing Austrian newspapers. They have many for the Nazi period, and are currently up to 1944. Newspapers include Viennese newspapers like the Volks-Zeitung, Welt-Blatt, and Wiener Neueste Nachrichten, but also papers like the Tagespostfrom Linz. It also includes such curiousities as the Süddeutsche Friseur Zeitung (a magazine for barbers). It is particularly useful since one can search to see which papers are available by specific date. They add a year of many newspapers each year as copyrights expire after the 70-year limit.

Baruther Anzeiger: A newspaper from Brandenburg.

Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung: 1925, 1935, 1936, and 1941.

Die Bewegung. Zentralorgan des NSD-Studentenbundes. This was the newspaper of the Nazi student group. The University of Heidelberg has the years 1936, 1942, 1943, and 1944.

Deutsches Nachrichtenbüro: Semi-official material for the press.

Fliegende Blätter. The University of Heidelberg has digitized the full run of this illustrated humor magazine (1844-1944).

Freiburger Zeitung. The University of Freiburg has digitized this daily newspaper from 1784-1943.

Kladderadatsch. The full run of this weekly humor magazine (1850-1944) has been digitized by the University of Heidelberg.

Leipziger neueste Nachrichten: 1943-1945

NS Frauen-Warte. This was the biweekly magazine for women. The University of Heidelberg has digitized issues from 1941-1945.

Simplicissimus. The full run from 1896 to 1944 has been digitized.

Staufener Wochenblatt: 1933-1938.

Der Stürmer, Ritual Murder Special Edition (1934). This was the single most notorious issue of Streicher’s anti-Semitic weekly. It even got banned by the Nazi government.

Volksgemeinschaft: Heidelberger Beobachter, NS-Zeitung für Nordbaden. This was a Nazi newspaper. The University of Heidelberg has digitized the year 1936.

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