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From the Terror Days of Hungary - An early anti-Semitic illustrated booklet from the days of the Weimar Republic

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Auf gut Deutsch. Wochenschrift für Ordnung und Recht - "In Good German. Weekly Magazine for Order and Justice" - "From the Terror Days of Hungary" - Early antisemitic booklet from the Weimar Republic with stereotypical illustrations of prominent Jews in Hungarian public life and slanderous captions against the dangerous Jew. Munich, 1920.

A booklet containing 30 antisemitic illustrations drawn by Otto von Kursell - Eastern European Jews with stereotypical faces accompanied by slanderous captions. On the cover an antisemitic illustration titled: "Béla Kun the Dictator" and the caption: "Just look, look! There is no need here anymore, to clarify what threatens also us". (Béla Kun was a Hungarian communist leader of Jewish origin. He was among the founders of a Soviet republic in Hungary that lasted 133 days in 1919. After the collapse of the republic he fled Hungary to the Soviet Union. He was arrested and died in the late thirties during one of Stalin's purges).

In the booklet next to each antisemitic caricature of a Jewish figure in a horrifying form, is a slanderous caption such as: "The old satanic papa rises, full of lies and cunning, and hellish laughter...", "You shall devour all the peoples, this insolent Bible saying which was forgotten in a moment, still influences today", "If the Jew's will be done, he believes, then suffering and misery will end; everyone who is right and good with him will be killed", "Look around! Wherever you look, the demon adores the city and state, until every noble thing commits suicide by fratricide, by hellfire", "Don't you see it? Don't I feel it?", "You have to shudder! Don't you identify the diabolical jester in every face?" , "For 50 years only hatred and betrayal aroused in him" etc.

The booklet includes illustrations of Jews in various positions:
Anton Haubrich (Minister of War), Karl Friedlander (Minister without Portfolio), Eugen Varga (Commissioner of Trade), Joseph Sachse ("People's Representative" for Press), Perczel Lubkowski, Dr. Johan Wertheim (investigating judge), Wilhelm Boehm ("People's Representative" for military affairs), Heinrich Kalmer (for German affairs), Piatigorsky (Minister without Portfolio), Bernard Forster/Adolf Haller (Minister without Portfolio), Anton Dorscak (Commissioner of Trade), Michel Kohn alias Eber (Minister without Portfolio), Sandor Csizmadia (Minister without Portfolio), Alexander Garbai (Minister of Education), Joseph Pogany (Foreign Ministry), Zoltan Ronai (Ministry of Justice), Eugen Hamburger (Minister of Agriculture), Rudolf Fidler (Assistant Minister of War), Julius Hevefi (Minister of Labour), Peter Agostan (Foreign Ministry), Tibor Szamueli (Commander in Chief of the Red Army), Bela Vago (Commissioner for "Stored Goods"), Sigmund Kunfi (Ministry of Education), Karl Vautos (in the Agricultural Commissariat), Eugene Landler (Minister of the Interior), Georg Lukacs (Commissioner of Education), Stefan Laday (Minister of Justice), Desider Bocanis ("People's Commissioner" for Workers) and Moriz Erdely (Controller of the Currency). On the last page an illustration of Farkas Lobowiz and the inciting caption: "Farkas Lobowiz Minister without Portfolio Thief and Murderer - that is the end, This is the beginning of this bond. On to the fight! The turning point is near! Death to the villains among us too!" Dietrich Eckart"

[16] p. Minor stains on the cover. Good condition.

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69. From the Terror Days of Hungary - An early anti-Semitic illustrated booklet from the days of the Weimar Republic