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A hardcover book with a red cover. Cover includes illustrations of a red fox and a caricature of a Jewish man. Interior includes German text and colorful illustrations.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Translated as “Trust No Fox On The Green Meadow And No Jew On His Oath”, this viciously antisemitic children’s cartoon book, published in 1936, was the first of three racist children’s books published by Julius Streicher’s Sturmer firm. It was written by Elvira Bauer, an eighteen-year-old art student and kindergarten teacher. Illustrations were provided by Phillip Rupprecht, also known by his nom de plume as Fips. Children as young as six would be propagandized to recognize the Jew—as distinct from the Aryan German—as crafty and exploitative, untrustworthy, greedy, money hoarding, physically repulsive and sexually predatory. The school child would be indoctrinated with old antisemitic tropes and canards from an early age. German youth would learn not only to recognize these repulsive descriptions of Jews, but to stand together as a nation and remove the Jew as a threat. Der Stürmer constantly reminded Germans that “the Jews are our misfortune”, and Jewry and its malignant influence had to be destroyed.
8 x 9 3/4"
Julius Streicher, Elvira Bauer, Martin Luther, Oath, Propaganda, Julius Streicher's Stürmer Publishing House, University of South Florida
"Anti-Semitic Childrens Book Published by Julius Streicher:"Trau keinem Fuchs auf grüner Heid und keinem Jud auf seinem" [Trust No Fox on his Green Heath and No Jew on his Oath]" (1936). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.549.