Nazifuhrer Sehen Dich An 33 Biographien aus dem Dritten Reich (Nazi Leaders Are Watching You).
Paris: Editions du Carrefour, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. The first anonymously published exile publication by Mehring. - On February 27, 1933, the day of the Reichstag fire, Walter Mehring, who had been warned of his arrest, fled to Paris. His verse volume "And in spite of you" and the present one appeared there in 1934.
Written in responce to the anti-Semitic 'Juden Sehen dich an", (Jews Are Watching You' by Third Reich propaganda ministry official Johann von Leers), the anti-Nazi work includes caustic biographies of 33 high ranking Nazis, including Adolf Hitler, Ernst Roehm, Herrmann Goering, Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, Rudolf Hess, Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Alfred Rosenberg, R. Walther Darre, among others.
Walter Mehring, a German writer, poet and self described 'anarchist', who was one of the most important satirists during the Weimar Republic; he feared the rise of National Socialism and fled persecution by the Nazis, living in Vienna and Paris in the early 1930's. Although written under a pseudonym, Mehring was hounded by the Austrian government for defaming the Fuhrer, and so escaped through Switzerland to Paris. He traveled throughout France during German occupation, finally making his way to Marseilles, and eventually, the United States.
Sml 8vo, 227pp, b&w ills throughout. Brown gilt cloth boards, gilt stamped title to front cover. Gilt title slightly oxidized. OCLC: 679461. Very good overall. Item #16490