Too long time passed since i passed to the forum. I regret this, i like to spend time here but the job takes me too much time.
However, i would like to post another of my pieces about antisemitism pre-nazi period.
This one is interesting, it's not uncommon but i think we can put in the "rarities" somehow.
This postcard was posted in september 1903 and travelled from Frankfurt to Meersburg. It's one of the typical kinds of antisemitic humor of the period. There's a family of Lions clearly visible and on the left side is written "Familie Lowy".
It's a clear assonance between the surname Lowy and the word Lion in german. A very "dark" humor since the surname Lowy (Levi) has to be taken in high consideration considering the Jewish traditions because belongs from one of the most important Israel tribes.
However, for Germany of that period this was not to be considered much, but there's an additional thing: behind this PC there's an interesting stamp of the famous (at least for antisemitism/Judaica related collectors) Hotel Kölner Hof.
This Business, owned by Mr. Hermann Laass, had a strong antisemitic attitude since the end of XIX century, printing a lot of antisemitic propaganda material, from postcards to cinderella and so on.
"Judenfrei" was the most frequent adjective that appeared on such propaganda items, the Hotel grew very fast between the XIX and the XX century and it's very easy to understand how it contributed to the pre-nazi antisemitic background.
I attach also a view of the Hotel's restaurant room (not in the collection), i placed arrows to show an antisemitic plaque that was on a column in the center of the room in that period.
As usual i apologize for my horrible english and i hope to get some replies from fellows collectors !
07-15-2016 11:05 PM
Very interesting story "behind" this PC
Thanks for sharing it
Your english os fine, btw
Back to my never-ending presentation.
Today i want to post this unexpected item, let me introduce:
Some days ago a friend of mine asked me if i had some III Reich newspapers to throw away, something even destroyed, he needed to make some works of "design" on a door or so...
I get into a box of my random stuff to find out something for him and i took the occasion to look into some newspapers that i was never considering much, mostly i was giving as presents..
After looking carefully i discovered this one, a simple magazine edited by the Blut und Boden. Since my first field of collecting is related to antisemitism and persecution i was immediately catched by a shirt notice on the 3rd page titled "Rom wird Judenrein" (Rome is free from the jews).
The magazine is dated 11 december 1943 and the notice is strictly connected with a sad chapter of Nazi occupation in Italy of the same year, the so called "Raid of Rome Ghetto". During such raid (that actually happened 2 months before this notice was issued), up to 1000 jews (up to 200 were children) were deported from Rome to Nazi KZ, only 16 survived.
The order of the liquidation of the ghetto was issued by Himmler to H.Kappler (SS/SD Chief in Rome) already in september and the deportation was also followed by serious theft at the Jewish community of Rome, like precious antique books and gold too.
For those who will be interested in learning more about this historical event i have the full diaries of the secretary in charge at the Jewish community of Rome during that period that describes in details what nazi were doing in those days. I can provide a translation from italian to english and print them or make a pdf with copies from the original manuscripts.
This is what i like of "our" collecting, sometimes is not necessary to have rare and expansive items to tell an important piece of history.
Naturally the short notice on the newspaper doesn't explain the details of "making Rome free of Jews".
As usual i apologize for my silly english. I hope you will like this new post.
I don't see a "rune" key on your typewriter.
I like WW 2 German typewriters, I have 6 or 7 different portables - including a military field model with wooden case and (1)one desk model. Almost all of mine have the "Rune" key on them, which is why I bought them.
Here are 3, the desk model in the middle u. the field portable/wood carrying case - picked this one up at the Frankfurt (Germany) flea market many years ago.
Hi Sarge !
sure there is ;-)
look at the photo with keys, you will see the SS runes in correspondence of number 3, you must count from right to left 8 steps and you will find them ;-)
I'm not a fan of typewriters but i like this, conditions are fine and by the way compliments for your collection !!