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As many collectors know ALL of the performing arts in Nazi Germany were allowed only within the parameters established by the Reichskulturkammer (RKK or Reichs Chamber of Culture). Directed by Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Reichsminister für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda (State Minister for National Community Clarification and Publicity), performances done live, filmed or recorded, were required to utilize talent and staff that were card-carrying members of the RKK. Unless one possessed RKK membership, working anywhere in the arts in the Grossdeutschland of Adolf Hitler was impossible.

The five performing arts programs offered on this (and connected) USMBOOKS webpages are original to the Third Reich and are for performances at the most prestigious venues and are elegant and comprehensive. They are heavily illustrated with pictures of actors, casts of characters, credits, scenes from the theatrical piece, historical background and/or a synopsis on the play or opera, biographical information on the writer as well as information about upcoming plays and operas.

Werner Krauss
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Otto Boenicke cigars
Staatsoper Wien 7 April 1941
The four Berlin programs contain advertising by KaDeWe, Mercedes-Benz, Rodenstock, Rosenthal, Otto Boenicke cigars, Neophan, Ideal and Triumph typewriters, Bernstein, Hertie, Karstadt, AEG, Gold-Pfeil, and many restaurants, bars, clothing companies, art dealers, etc. The Vienna program does not contain advertising.

Staats-Theater Berlin on the Gendarmenmakrt in Berlin

5 April 1938, for the 25th performance of Der Sturz des Ministers by Eberhard Wolfgang Möller, 24 pages, 6-¾ x 9-½ inch, tear in front cover.

Staats-Theater Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin

29 November 1938 performance of Friedrich Hebbel's drama Gyges und sein Ring, 32 pages, 6-¾ x 9-½ inch, in very nice used condition.

Staats-Theater Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin

26 June 1940, for the sold-out 26th performance of Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua by Friedrich Schiller, 32 pages, 6-¾ x 9-½ inch, in very nice used condition with tear in front cover.

Staats-Theater Berlin Staats-Oper

17 June 1940, a performance by the KdF Theater Group of Giacomo Puccini' opera, Gianni Schicchi, 32 pages, 6-¾ x 9-½ inch, in very nice used condition.

Staatsoper Wien

7 April 1941, a ballet performance by the KdF Theater Group to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. The program has a beautiful embossed eagle and swastika cover, 20 pages, measures 6-¾ x 9-½ inches, and is in very nice condition.
In addition to the fascinating history they contain, these Nazi performing arts programs provide a safe, inexpensive, logical and striking field of collecting for those who tire of the endless fakes, phonies and phantoms that plague other areas of Third Reich collectibles.

All five programs were used by spectators at live performances in Nazi Germany during the Third Reich and show some wear, but they are complete. 

Buyer will reeive a bonus program dated 24 June 1940 for a performance by the KdF Theater Group of Puccini's La Bohème.  That 32-page program is complete but in poor condition.

Also for sale on,additional Third Reich
opera and operetta programs from Berlin and Vienna:

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as well as many original Third Reich Berlin opera tickets and
a superb 1939 hardcover book on the Berlin State Opera.

These FIVE Nazi theater, opera and ballet programs are offered for sale
for $65.00 delivered by Media Mail in the continental USA.
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FROM BERLIN AND VIENNA - 1938 • 1940 • 1941


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