World War I, Great War, WWI, World War II, WWII, German, Propaganda, War Humor, Poems, German Prisoners of War, Nazi Party, Weimar Republic, Alsace Lorraine, Kaiser Wilhelm II
Printed materials acquired by the donor's father while serving in West Germany during the Cold War. The Collection contains 37 items, books and ephemeral material. Materials deal with German history from the beginning of World War I to the end of World War II. Dates span 1914 to 1983, with the bulk evenly spread between the periods of 1915-1923 and 1934-1942. The collection includes propaganda, war humor, poems, songs, and a film promotional leaflet; stories from German prisoners of war during WWI; and materials related to revolution (following World War I). The two issues of Stern magazine were published in 1983 but present articles on Adolf Hitler's diaries, which were soon afterward exposed as a hoax.
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Early 20th-century German Print Collection, Special Collections, University of Southern Maine Libraries.