zondag 19 oktober 2008

Look to Germany Sieh das Herz Europas Photography

MCCLATCHIE, STANLEY - Sieh: das Herz Europas
Berlin, Verlag Heinrich Hoffmann. 1937, 1st edition. Orig. pictorial boards, hfcl. 30 x 23,5 cm. 260 pp. Spectacular photobook, with texts by Stanley McClatchie, an American who lived in Germany during the period that Hitler came to power. Published by Hitler's photographer Heinrich Hoffmann, the book is glorifying the developments in Germany during the first 4 years of the Third Reich.

Stanley McClatchie, who had lived in Germany prior to the NSDAP’s ascent to power in 1933, & was impressed by the industrial, technical & social revolution under the Nazis. He knew that his book would be seen as Nazi propaganda, & it certainly was. To this day the book is considered to be “too dangerous” to be read in Germany & other European countries. Nearly all copies were destroyed by the Allies, thus It became generally unavailable.

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