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A special issue of the French CRAPOUILLOT ("Little Toad") - with the seizure of power by the Nazi Party and the beginning of the persecution of the Jews in Germany

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CRAPOUILLOT numero special Hitler - CRAPOUILLOT special Hitler issue - of the French magazine "The Little Toad" dedicated to Adolf Hitler and the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany immediately after his rise to power - "Hitler - Is This War?" is written on the title page headline of the issue - Impressions of an anonymous French journalist after a three day visit to Nazi Berlin under the new rule of Adolf Hitler, while hiding in safe houses and moving from place to place in short stops so as not to reveal his French identity, July 1933 - Rare photos from Germany in the early days of the Nazi Party and important articles covering the daily events in the country that became a dictatorship overnight - Rare testimony and photos of the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany in the first months.

The issue extensively covers the way Hitler paved for himself to gain power through limitless anti-Semitic propaganda, and throughout it the shock and anxiety in the face of what is happening in Nazi Germany in the first months. It contains detailed articles about the journey of the Nazi movement from its inception until it seized power in Germany, how Hitler managed through unprecedented propaganda to sway German public opinion in his favor, and how he violently eliminated all his opposition rivals. An extensive chapter is dedicated to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany immediately upon the Nazis seizing power; the newspaper provides a rare glimpse into how all of Jewish rights were revoked, and how this was the first task Hitler carried out immediately upon attaining power. This chapter is accompanied by rare, first photos of anti-Semitic manifestations in 1933 Berlin – including German graffiti on a wall in the street: “Germans do not buy from Jews”, arbitrary arrests of Jews in the street, SS men holding signs boycotting Jewish stores, and more. The author describes how in those days “no one feels safe in Germany. A wrongly-placed word can lead to arrest or imprisonment in a forced labor camp”, and describes the attempt by Jews to flee Germany and the confiscation of Jewish passports to prevent their escape. Already at that time the issue warns of the dangers of Hitler’s foreign policy, writing that the view of many French that Nazi fascism was only meant to attain the Nazi Party's rise to power but would not actually implement its ideology once in power must be rejected, and warns of the chaos that Nazi Germany could sow in Europe.

76 [2] p. Complete issue. Stains on cover. Printed on fine glossy paper. Good condition.

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61. A special issue of the French CRAPOUILLOT ("Little Toad") - with the seizure of power by the Nazi Party and the beginning of the persecution of the Jews in Germany