Ellis Washington
Nazi propaganda...then and now
By Ellis Washington
September 14, 2015

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it."

~ Adolph Hitler

"We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."

~ Barack Hussein Obama, Oct. 30, 2008

1934 Der Stürmer newspaper: "Storm above Judah" – criticizing institutional
churches as "Judaized" organizations. Caption: I called the Jews a
cursed people, but you have made out of them the Elect Nation.

Prologue to a Perverted Propagandist

According to the Holocaust Encyclopedia, Julius Streicher (1885–1946) was a German politician and publisher of anti-Semitic pamphlets. Trained as an elementary school teacher, in 1909, he undertook a post as a teacher and administrator at a school in the Franconian city of Nuremberg, a city where his vile propaganda would ironically begin, flourish, and end. Streicher was an outspoken Nazi as early as 1922 after being captivated by a speech given by Hitler the year before.

Streicher was the founder and publisher of the radical, anti-Semitic newspaper, Der Stürmer ('The Attacker') which became a primary media machine of Nazi propaganda during the Hitler-Nazi Era (1933-45). Like every fascist tyranny in modern times, evil men always seek to poison and exploit the mind of the youth through Socialism slavery. The Nazis under the propagandist Streicher were no different. His media firm company published three invidious, anti-Semitic books for children, including the 1938 Der Giftpilz (The Poisonous Mushroom), one of the most well-known and effective examples of Nazi propaganda, which warned about the so-called evil intent of the Jews against German society by diabolically employing the metaphor of a beautiful yet deadly mushroom.

Streicher was a key plotter and planner of Nazi Germany's first official nationwide boycott of Jewish businesses in April 1933. While Streicher had lost standing in Nazi party circles by 1940, he remained Editor-in-Chief of Der Stürmer and zealously dispensed his virulently anti-Semitic propaganda newspaper to millions of Germans before and throughout World War II. After the War, Streicher was indicted on Count Four, Crimes against Humanity at the Nuremberg Trials (1945-46) for his diabolical role in enflaming racial hatred and genocide against the Jewish people. Streicher was found guilty and sentenced to death. He was hanged on October 16, 1946.

Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering and Julius Streicher (head of Nazi district Franken) on the National Party Congress (1937)

Biography of Julius Streicher

At the outbreak of World War I on 28 July 1914, Streicher immediately enlisted where he served for the entirety of the war with distinction as a highly decorated officer in the German army attaining the rank of lieutenant. The suffering of Germany's defeat and the chaos of the immediate interwar years were exacerbated by what most Germans perceived as the punitive, anti-German Treaty of Versailles (1919). Like thousands of other young, disaffected men in post-war Germany who fought and in but lost World War I, now found themselves unemployed, angry, and looking for a scapegoat.

This drove war veterans like Hitler, Goering, and Streicher to join radical political movements. In 1919, Streicher joined the Schutz-und-Trutz Bund (Society for Defense and Protective Action), a fascist group agitating against the newly established Socialist Bavarian Republic; here, for the first time, Streicher demonstrated the violent, anti-Semitic rhetoric for which his name and his Der Stürmer newspaper would in time become infamous, according to the Holocaust Encyclopedia. Eventually, he organized the Nuremberg branch of the Deutschsozialistische Partei (German Socialist Party), which, like its socialism name implies, promoted a left-wing, fascist, ultra-nationalist, anti-Catholic, and anti-Semitic Weltanschauung (worldview).

Like Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and War Armaments Minister would do 10 years later, Streicher fell profoundly under the spell of Hitler after first hearing him in a speech he attended in late 1921. So moved by Hitler's anti-Jewish propaganda, that in early 1922, Streicher convinced his personal cohorts to unite with the fledgling National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei). This early recognition by Streicher of the national leadership potential of Adolf Hitler made him one of the Nazi Party's original members, or part of the Nazi "old guard" as they were affectionately called. In 1923, Streicher established his radical anti-Semitic newspaper, Der Stürmer (The Stormtrooper or The Attacker). Later that same year, Streicher was one of the coup leaders in Adolf Hitler's failed Beer Hall Putsch.

According to the Holocaust Encyclopedia Hitler's release from prison would serve as a new era of the Nazi Party movement and power acquisition that would cement Streicher's rise to power in the Nazi leadership ranks:
    Following Hitler's release from prison, the Nazi leader named Streicher Gauleiter (district leader) of Middle Franconia (later Franconia). In the first months of the National Socialist regime, Streicher chaired the Central Committee to Repulse Jewish Atrocity and Boycott Agitation (Zentralkomitee zur Abwehr der jüdischen Greuel- und Boykotthetze). In this capacity, he helped to organize the famous one-day boycott of Jewish businesses on April 1, 1933. Although Streicher's April 1 boycott effort was ultimately less productive than hoped, it formed the basis for a more enduring boycott movement of Jewish shops and businesses throughout the 1930s, based on local initiative.

    In 1938, Streicher's Stürmer reached its highpoint in terms of circulation; his successful publishing house of the same name (Stürmer-Verlag) produced among other works, a host of anti-Semitic children's literature, including the infamous Giftpilz (The Poisonous Mushroom). Despite the "success" of his Stürmer and his strong personal association with Hitler, who valued him as a protégé, Streicher was often viewed as volatile and mercurial by leading officials, however useful he proved as a purveyor of virulent and often prurient anti-Semitism to the German masses. His disagreeable temperament, reckless ambition, and overzealous self-enrichment, principally from Jewish property seized or "purchased" during "Aryanization" efforts, made him enemies in party circles, and after a 1939 incident in which he tried publicly to humiliate Reich Marshall Hermann Goering, the Supreme Nazi Party Court pronounced Streicher "unfit for leadership" and stripped him of his party posts. Streicher's Stürmer, which was not technically a party publication, continued to be published.
According to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum/National Archives, in May 1945, Streicher was seized by U.S. forces, and imprisoned on the charge of Crimes against Humanity at the Nuremberg Trials where major war criminals were charged before the International Military Tribunal (IMT). In its verdict, the IMT ruled that Streicher knew of the mass genocide of Europe's Jews and that his virulently anti-Semitic articles in Der Stürmer calling for the "annihilation of the Jewish race" was a direct provocation to murder and therefore was a "Crime Against Humanity." Ironically he was hanged in the city of Nuremberg on October 16, 1946, his former stronghold, the city of the iconic Nuremberg Rallies, the city the concocted his Nuremberg Race Laws, and the city where he started his teaching and administrative career in 1909. The Streicher verdict continues to cause legal controversy about verifying when hate propaganda moves from freedom of the press to incitement to genocide.

Nazi Propaganda in America: Then and Now

To demonstrate the invidious, pro-Nazi propaganda of the so-called "newspaper of record" that only publishes "All the news fit to print," examine the New York Times headline above from May 10, 1943 citing the Jewish Uprising in the infamous Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw, Poland where over 400,000 Jews were imprisoned, sealed in a Jewish ghetto behind a 10 foot high wall in an area of less than 2 square miles, without plumbing or heat. Over 166,000 Jews would die here; most from disease, starvation and malnutrition. Now imagine the added horror you would experience as one of 6,000,000 Jews headed to Hitler's Holocaust ovens to wake up and read this litany of invidious, anti-Semitic headlines in the "newspaper of record" the venerable New York Times – a paper owned by the Jewish American, Arthur Hays Sulzberger (September 12, 1891 – December 11, 1968), publisher of The New York Times from 1935 to 1961:
  • "Warsaw Ghetto Uprising An Over-reaction"

  • "Jewish Over-reaction may cause Humanitarian Crisis"

  • "Poll: Public Opinion Shifts Towards Gestapo"

  • "Peace Vigil Calls for a Cease-Fire"

  • "CULTURE SHOCK: American knee-jerk support of Jewish rebels irritates cultured Europeans"

  • "League of Nations Anti-Bias Panel accuses Jews of Racism"

  • "INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE – Jews Caught on tape while racially targeting Nazis"

  • "Zionists Have No Exist Strategy in Europe"

  • "GOEBBELS: ZIONIST MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR WAR CRIMES" – "Many believe that charismatic spokesman for the popular National Socialist Worker's Party speaks for all Europeans"
Where to begin with such vile, self-hating Jewish insanity demonstrated on the front pages New York Times?! I'm certain that Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, his Minister of Propaganda, and the Nazi Newspaper Propagandist, Julius Streicher, in their wildest, fascist dreams could never have created such invidious, anti-Jewish hatred in a single newspaper outside the very pit of Hell. For example, why (to the NYT editorial board) would it be a "culture shock" in the midst of the most evil genocide in the history of humanity done against the European Jewish people, for Americans to have "knee-jerk support of Jewish rebels"? In 1943, America was still considered a Christian nation and Judaism birthed Christianity!

Following Hitler's invidious propaganda against the Jews, the American Pravda, the New York Times calls the millions of their Jewish brothers and sisters and children who for two horrific months heroically and with thousands of causalities slowed down the steady stream of Jews being shipped in animal cargo trains to the Treblinka death camps; tens of thousands of Jews passively being herded aboard trains to the death camps without a fight.

This Jewish heroism in the face of grotesques Nazi oppression of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising eventually demonstrated to the entire world (including President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Holocaust Democrat Party) that the Holocaust was indeed real, the death camps that systematically disenfranchised, tortured and murdered millions of Jews and other "undesirables" were real, but all that the traitorous NYT's editorial board could be concerned about was how the Jewish Warsaw Ghetto Uprising "irritates cultured Europeans"? And the perverse logic that "European leaders Blame Jews for Disproportionate Response."

This brings to mind the effeminate, feckless, Socialist European leaders like the English Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. This appeasement coward who foolishly signed the Munich Pact with Adolf Hitler on Sept. 30, 1938, (ostensibly to avoid going to war over the Sudetenland), only to watch impotently as Hitler's Blitzkrieg was unleashed on Europe 11 months later beginning with Poland on Sept. 1, 1939.

Like Chamberlain the appeaser, Socialist slavery leaders of today like President Barack Obama foolishly believe that they can make deals with insane, fanatical Muslim dictators and achieve world peace when history teaches that appeasement to aggressive tyrants only leads to World War! The U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal that will allow Iran to develop its own nuclear weapon arsenal within a few months will, unless stopped by Congress or President Donald Trump, will unleash Hitler's Holocaust Part II upon the Jews in modern times and like the Hitler and the Nazis of 80 years ago, the feckless, appeasement politicians and leaders of the European nations facilitate with Russia and China the approaching mass genocide of the Jews and the Nation of Israel before their very eyes... in the name of economic expedience and "Peace in our Time" as Neville Chamberlain tragically believed.

America under the great Socialist "New Deal" leader, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, knew about the genocidal conditions of what Hitler, the Nazis and their Holocaust unleashed against the Jews in Europe and for years, from 1933 to early 1942, FDR did virtually nothing to save millions of Jews from Hitler's Holocaust ovens. Furthermore, the New York Times, owned by Arthur J. Sulzberger, an American Jew, served as the American Julius Streicher and repeatedly, before and throughout World War II printed vile, invidious Nazi propaganda against the Jewish people, his own race presently suffering by the millions; ranting and raging his psychotic hatred against them on the front pages of the New York Times as they were being systematically disenfranchised, tortured and annihilated inside Hitler's Holocaust ovens and the Nazis 42,500 death camps.

Look at the hateful, lying headlines for only one day at the New York Times and imagine yourself being a Jew packed together inside one of the Jewish ghettos in Germany, in Poland and throughout German-controlled Europe, and reading these traitorous headlines by a fellow Jewish publisher in America who is supposed to be an enemy of Hitler's Third Reich and an ally to the German Jews: "Jewish Resistance Shatters Hopes for a Peaceful Final Solution" – Didn't NYT Editor Sulzberger know that what Hitler, Himmler, Eichmann, and the Nazis meant by the Final Solution is the Third Reich's evil intent to systematically murder every single Jew in Europe? How is Hitler's Holocaust "peaceful"?

Stalin's Propagandist: NYT's Walter Duranty

This wasn't the first time the editors of the NYT were willing accomplices to the world's most genocidal tyrants. Remember NYT's Foreign Correspondent, Walter Duranty's reporting on the Ukrainian famine? Here's an excerpt from an earlier essay I wrote in 2010 regarding this venal NYT propagandist whose poison pen made Duranty complicit in the murder of millions of Ukrainians under Stalin's psychotic and failed Communist food redistribution policies:
    Remember Stalin apologist Walter Duranty, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times who during the ghastly purges in the Ukraine in 1932-33, where over 7 million people were starved, Duranty heartlessly rationalized, "In order to make an omelet you have to break a few eggs."
Did you know that this same deceitful NYT writer, Walter Duranty would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his series of 13 evil essays covering up Stalin's genocide of over 7 million people who slowly were starved to death in the Ukraine? Hitler, Goebbels and Streicher would be proud of the propagandist Walter Duranty for to this day the New York Times stubbornly refuses to retract this undeserved Pulitzer Prize awarded to Duranty, and the millions of Jews in New York and all over this country that consider the NYT the Gospel and "The paper of record"; who still read this invidious propaganda rag, this American Pravda to this day!

Quisling Neville Chamberlain Lives Today

Perhaps like philosopher George Santayana warned because we did not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat history with President Obama and the Holocaust Democrats treasonous, anti-Semitic U.S-Iran Nuclear Pact, a treacherous deal worse that the Munich Pact (1938) signed by Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler where Chamberlain gave the German-speaking section of Czechoslovakia (Sudetenland) on a silver platter for "Peace in our time." Maybe the New York Times headlines and Goebbels was right – "GOEBBELS: ZIONIST MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR WAR CRIMES" – "Many believe that charismatic spokesman for the popular National Socialist Worker's Party speaks for all Europeans."

Does Obama, the Hitler of our time, speak for all the Quisling Europeans in 2015? It would tragically seem so as all nations of the world line up like the legions of the Nazi Gestapo against the tiny nation of Israel, while the Muslim Ayatollahs and tens of millions of Iranians chant "Death to Israel!"... "Death to America!"

Adolph Hitler, history's great master of manipulating and perverting human nature, told us this evil truth 80 years ago: "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." Thus, we are trapped inside this eternal, diabolical, beguiling power of Nazi Propaganda... then and now.

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Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review (1989) and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute (1992). Currently he is an adjunct professor of law at the National Paralegal College and the graduate school, National Jurisprudence University, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, American History, Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Contracts, Real Property, and Advanced Legal Writing, among many other subjects... (more)


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