Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]
Item 266612. LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]

LES NAZIS. 10 CARICATURES [10 ANTI-NAZI CARICATURES WITH ILLUSTRATED FOLDER]

Mulhouse [France], 1942? Item #42670

No Date [1942?]. Presume 1st edition. Original illustrated paper portfolio, 12mo (small), 10 plates, loose as issued.
Rare collection of anti-Nazi caricatures of Hitler and other Nazis (including one female) as drunkards, idiots, baffoons, and assassins, all signed “MIK” in the print. One shows a bedraggled Nazi in tattered clothes announcing on the radio that “Marshal Goering informs us that he will only eat 3 chickens for his midday meal, and this in favor of the Cologne disasters Signed: Hermann Meyer.”
The “Cologne Disasters” references the May 30-31,1942, attack by 1,040 RAF bombers on Cologne, the largest RAF attack to date of the war. In 1939, Göring had boasted, “No enemy bomber can reach the Ruhr…If one reaches the Ruhr, my name is not Göring. You can call me Meyer,” he said, referencing the common German name (like “you can call me Smith”); hence the sign-off as Hermann Meyer (not Göring) and suggesting a date of publication.
The cover notes “vendues au profit de l'U.A.R. Mulhouse” (“sold for the benefit of the U.A.R. Mulhouse”), perhaps a resistance organisation (something like “l’Unité des Armées de la Résistance”?) in the Alsatian city of Mulhouse.
We could find no reference to this publication, nor to a cartoonist “MIK” whose work matched that depicted. We found a lonely death announcement for the apparent publisher, a simple notice with no other text, noting only, “Mr. Lucien BERGS 1917 - 2005. Mr. Lucien BERGS died on October 29, 2005 at the age of 88, Mulhouse.”
Certainly anyone found with even one of these 10 images would have been killed or worse, so it may be no surprise that we could locate no other copies. Perhaps a unique surviving example of this anti-Nazi resistance fundraiser.
Caricature cards are toned, as expected, but otherwise very good. The original illustrated paper portfolio shows edgewear and some dampstains, but is otherwise Good. Exceedingly rare and dramatic. Very displayable (Holo2-161-2-PFFIINNQQ-+).

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