Nazi Literature Collection

Nazi Literature Collection

Collection Number: 
33
Collection Length: 
0.25ft
Period: 
1933 to 1938
Finding Aid: 

The collection was donated to St. Lawrence University library by Dr. Mary Saleski, a member of the Modern Languages Department. The common word "Nazi" is a contraction of the German word Nationalsozialismus, or National Socialism, a political movement that emerged after W.W.I. The party was founded in 1920 and led almost from the outset by Adolph Hitler. In 1933 the party gained control of the German state and established a dictatorship, embarking on a program of domestic reconstruction and foreign conquest that culminated in W.W.II. The collection consists of pamphlets published by the Nazis during the 1930s and several newspaper clippings about unemployment in Germany, a speech by Hitler, and a brochure on a vacation school on the new Germany for foreign youth.