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Die Brennessel or The Burning Nettle
Die Brennessel or The Burning Nettle was a National Socialist publication that used satire and humor to ridicule the International Jewry, the Weimar Republic, and International Communism, government bureaucrats, Churchill, Roosevelt, France, modern art and called attention to the stern sacrifices of the SA and the Nazi Party in general. Even caricatures of Mickey Mouse and Charlie Chaplin made an appearance in the 10 June 1931 edition. It contained satirical articles and caricatures, often very anti-Semitic in the extreme. Very well done full-page and smaller illustrations addressed issues important to the Nazis in a hard-hitting way that no written information could. In the same way burning nettles sting the skin, the magazine was intended to burn those that were the object of its derision.

The 11-1/4 x 15 inch, 12 page magazine was published bi-weekly by Franz Eher Nachfolger of Munich from January 1931 until December 1938 and contained artwork by artists such as Eugen Osswald, Karl Prühäusser, Helmut Rothe, Otto Flechtner, Kurt Heiligenstaedt, Schondorff, Albert Reich, and others. The editor was SA-Obergruppenführer Wilhelm Weiß, one of the first members of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or Nazi Party and participant in the Beer Hall Putsch and the march on the Feldherrnhalle in November 1923.

There is a good deal of early advertising for Nazi rings, swastika charms and other products that were no longer allowed once the Nazis took control in Germany.

Naturally, any issue of Die Brennessel must be considered rare and they are seldom offered for sale. Early issues in fine condition such as these, are highly sough after by libraries and museums. Many collections don't contain a single example. This is a rare opportunity to own one or more 80 year old issues published before the National Socialists came to power in Germany.
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Die Brennessel 22 July  1931

Die Brennessel
22 July 1931

anti-Semitic cartoon
Albert Reich cartoon
Die Brennessel 5 August 1931

Die Brennessel
5 August 1931

NSDAP Braunes Haus
Nazi  flags - UNITY
Die Brennessel 19 August 1931

Die Brennessel
19 August 1931

Völkische Beobachter
Max Butterblum
Die Brennessel 2 September 1931

Die Brennessel
2 September 1931

Anti-Jewish caricatures
Italian fascist symbol
The Nazi beautification of Germania on the cover, anti-Semitic content, Nazi jewelry ad, cartoons mocking the government.
$85.00 plus postage (see bottom of this web page)
$85.00 plus postage (see bottom of this web page)

Mocking the Hoover Plan, the March to the Front, nice advertising and stunning graphics.

Nasty anti-Jewish satire, prediction of the death of the Weimar Republic, Max Schmeling as a teacher, Nazi jewelry ads, oppressive emergency laws, superb cover illustration showing why a Siegfried is needed in Germany.
$80.00 plus postage (see bottom of this web page)

Anti-French and anti-Jewish cartoons, Brüning's trip to Rome, and more.

$75.00 plus postage (see below)

ORIGINAL NAZI BURNING NETTLE MAGAZINES FROM 1931

DIE BRENNESSEL - THE BURNING NETTLE
ORIGINAL NATIONAL SOCIALIST HUMOROUS SATIRICAL MAGAZINES FROM THE FIRST YEAR OF PUBLICATION

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