Informers' Correspondence, 1933-1940
Scope and Contents
Subseries 1 holds letters sent to the Stürmer newspaper by readers, as well as letters to its publisher, Julius Streicher. These letters include general correspondence, letters denouncing other "Aryan" Germans, anecdotes sent for publication in the "Etwas zum Lachen" portion of the paper, and letters from areas outside Germany. Although some letters concern subscriptions and requests for extra copies of the newspaper, most are blatantly anti-Semitic.
General letters include brief essays sent in by readers for publication in Der Stürmer, requests and suggestions for the newspaper to focus on certain subjects, and some reports against others for perceived offenses. The folder of informers' letters relate readers' reports on other Germans, including such crimes as greeting or speaking in a friendly manner to Jews, selling them items in a store, or assisting them in obtaining food. Field letters were sent from soldiers during the war who were deployed outside of Germany, and often request copies of the newspaper. Other field letters include anecdotes sent by soldiers to the newspaper. Letters from areas outside Germany include some correspondence focusing on the spread of National Socialist propaganda in these areas, while others are similar to the general letters found in this subseries.
Language of Materials
This subseries is in German.
Open to researchers.
Collection has been digitized. Please follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Collection has been microfilmed (MF 1021).
From the Sub-Series: 0.4 Linear Feet