Comic books?

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Comic books?

Post by Metatron » 17 Dec 2003 17:44

Were there any comic books in the 3rd Reich-for kids?

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Post by Germania » 17 Dec 2003 18:09

I don´t know exactly but some youth magazines exist like "Eisbrecher" "Lagerfeuer" etc.

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Post by Panzer94 » 18 Dec 2003 12:00

I know that the leaders of the Reich,mainly Goebbels,weren't to happy about the Superman comic,because it depicted Superman defeating Hitler and Stalin(made before 1941). If I remember,the creators of Superman were Jews weren't they?

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Post by agibaer » 18 Dec 2003 12:41

There were quite a few propagande comics, seen a report on TV. If you speak german you can try http://www.zvab.de, there are some for sale.

As well there were propaganda cartoons shown in the cinemas. But unfortunately there aren't available either for sale or in the net :( Searched eveywhere as I'm collecting propaganda cartoons from WW2 (There's some pretty funny Donald Duck ones :D )

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Post by Daniel L » 19 Dec 2003 00:49

Panzer94 wrote:If I remember,the creators of Superman were Jews weren't they?
Atleast they accussed Jerry Siegel of being Israelite. One can read more at the following address:

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/superman.htm

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Post by Deitschuke » 24 Dec 2003 03:03

half off-topic, so I apologize before hand.

I just wanted to share this, which is quite amusing. Hitler vs Stalin

http://www.comics.aha.ru/rus/stalin/1.html

>I don't know anything about the author, etc... so if anyone has some info on the site or its origin, i welcome it.

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Post by Panzer94 » 25 Dec 2003 01:08

Wasn't much of a fight. Of course,when the comic is written in Russian,who'd you expect was gonna win. :roll: Can you imagine this as a movie? Lookout Freddy and Jason! :lol:

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Post by Zapfenstreich » 29 Dec 2003 10:43

At a comic book collectors' store in Yellow Springs, Ohio I found a group of very old Walt Disney comic books with Nazi Censorship approval stamps. Obviously pre-war and printed in English.

I wish now that I had bought them.

Z :(

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Post by Alexander Zöller » 17 Jan 2004 11:00

I'm not aware of regular comic books for kids, but there were a number of illustrated children's books with full-page illustrations plus text captions, these captions often included just the dialogue that was 'spoken' by the characters in the pictures, so I guess in a broad interpretation this could be seen as comics.

There were a lot of unoffending books, but also anti-Semitic works such as "Der Fliegenpilz" published by Streicher's Stürmer publishing house.

The German Propaganda archive has some further information on these:

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/thumb.htm
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/fuchs.htm

As a more-or-less off-topic note, it is accepted that the comic book genre (in the true sense) was first introduced to Germany by Manfred Schmidt with his Nick Knatterton cartoons in the 1950s. Googled up a random fanpage (in German): http://www.my-page.at/knatterton/.

Alexander

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