Tuesday, 10 July 2012
OLYMPIC GAMES 1936
A leading title in our World Propaganda Classics series, available online here. Hitler's Olympic Winter Games 1936, Volumes 1 and Volume 2, cover the 10 days of the games held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Southern Germany and opened by Adolf Hitler personally on 6th February. This fascinating book presents more than 200 photos and drawings and several detailed maps, and includes the results of all events. The book itself was meant to appeal mainly to a younger generation that liked to collect and trade the more than 200 collectable photos. The photos came free with the purchase of cigarettes. The pictures where then glued into the book. These collectable images were very popular at the time but usually with themes such as animals or plants. Hitler used the cigarette pictures to promote a political message. The reprint of this rare book will be welcomed by scholars of the period as an indispensable primary source offering a valuable perspective on the formation and development of Nazi ideology. Available here.