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GERMANY MUST PERISH! - Kaufman, Theodore N - 1941. [1274550]
Newark, N. J. ; Argyle Press 1941 - Original Wrappers. 8vo. 96 pages. 19 cm. Second edition. Map drawn by Kaufman, on inside back cover titled, "Map Showing Possible Dissection of Germany and Apportionment of Its Territory. " Second edition of "Germany Must Perish! " in illustrated wrappers with media pull quotes on the back cover from Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Philadelphia Record. After accusations by the Nazis that the book was partly responsible for the eviction of Jews in Hanover, Germany the book was reprinted and widely reviewed in the United States. Kaufman steadfastly defended his thesis against the doubt and fear regarding its impact. An interview with Kaufman from the September 26, 1941 Canadian Jewish Chronicle reads, "’My book, ’ he said, ‘is a voice of doom to the Germans. Can you imagine what they think when they read in their own language – and Germany Must Perish is translated into German, you know – that all Germans will be sterilized? Ha, they are afraid! That’s why they write about the book. It hit home. ’ [ ] ‘Jews must come out into the open and fight this evil. Do you know that I risked my life by signing my name to this book? But we cannot afford to compromise. Germany and Germanism need not have anti-Semistims for a scapegoat. The next Fuehrer won’t have anti-Semitism, as there won’t be enough Jews in Germany. But those Germans will find some sort of whipping boy, unless we lick Germany and eradicate her from the face of the earth. ’" Initially self-published and obscure, the anti-German book became a central strategic piece for infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels referenced the book throughout World War II claiming it as proof of a Jewish threat to the Nazis, writing in "his diary August 3, [1941], ‘He really could not have done it better and more advantageously for us if he had written the book to order. I will have this book distributed in millions of copies in Germany, above all on the front, and will write a preface and afterword myself. It will be most instructive for every German man and for every German woman to see what would happen to the German people if, as in November 1918, a sign of weakness were given. ’" (Herf, page 112, "The Jewish Enemy") However this mass publication plan never came to fruition, because Goebbels "feared copyright problems. The U. S. Was still not in the war, and he worried that the U. S. Might retaliate by stripping German works in the U. S. Of copyright protection. " (Bytwerk, 2012) Instead, edited and editorialized selections of the book were published in the widely circulated Nazi pamphlet DAS KRIEGSZIEL DER WELTPLUTOKRATIE alongside claims "that Kaufman was a close associate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a member of his Brain Trust, and that Roosevelt himself had dictated some of Kaufman’s words. " (Bytwerk, 2012) Subjects: World War, 1939-1945. Kaufman, Theodore N. Germany -- Politics and government. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945. Kaufman, Theodore N. Germany -- Politics and government. Pangermanism. National characteristics, German. National socialism. Germans -- Foreign countries. World War, 1939-1945. Geographic: Germany -- History -- 1933-1945. Germany -- Politics and government. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Some rubbing, and edge wear. Light rubbing to covers, Very good condition. A very nice copy. (HOLO2-109-63) Xx
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