Der Internationale Jude - The International Jew - Based on "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", published by Hammer Verlag, Leipzig 1922 - Early German edition.
"The International Jew" first appeared as a four-part antisemitic booklet written by Ernst Leibold, William G. Cameron and Boris Brasol. The series was a collection of articles published in the "Dearborn Independent" newspaper owned by Henry Ford during 1920 under the full title "The International Jew: The World's Foremost Problem". The antisemitic articles alleged a global Jewish conspiracy and deliberate attempt at domination by Jewish leaders, relying primarily on “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, which were very prominent at the time. The series achieved tremendous success in America and Europe, with half a million copies distributed in the US alone. Translated into most major European languages including German, Russian and Spanish. In Germany it achieved the greatest popularity, fueling the antisemitic movement. German publisher Theodor Fritsch printed 6 editions between 1922-1920, reaching 29 editions by 1933.
Adolf Hitler used an abridged version in his propaganda campaign against Jews. In 1923 it was reported Hitler “was circulating Ford’s books in trainloads”. Knowing Ford may run for US President, Hitler told an American journalist “I wish I could help him...lately we translated the articles condemning the Jews into German and printed millions of copies”. During Nuremberg trials, Baldur von Schirach leader of Hitler Youth credited the series with deeply influencing his early antisemitism.
In this edition’s venomous introduction, the publisher celebrates America finally understanding Jews’ true nature, crediting understanding of Jewish culpability for WWI - thanking “Henry Ford, pioneer of the liberation movement in America without whom humanity would have succumbed to the world snake’s flames.”
200 p. Very good condition. Two pages were found inside the book with two antisemitic advertisements - one for the magazine "The Hammer" which "fights against Jewry's plans for world domination", and the second an address to the book buyer to provide personal details to receive additional antisemitic material.