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Der Stürmer display case

Nazi propagandists exploited the fact that consumption of German mass media was often a public affair. Here, Germans stand together on the sidewalk to read the latest issue of Nazi newspaper Der Stürmer. This kind of display was a deliberate tactic to broaden the paper's readership. The headline on the case carries the popular antisemitic phrase "The Jews Are Our Misfortune." During the 1930s, Germans could find Der Stürmer on sidewalks and street corners throughout Germany. The publisher, Julius Streicher, set up these cases to promote his antisemitic propaganda and increase circulation. To fill the display boxes and subscriptions, he sometimes increased print runs of the newspaper to 2 million. Worms, Germany, August 1935.

Bundesarchiv Koblenz (Bild 146/88/86/03)

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