• Here we shall place everything else that didn't quite fit into the other categories. Things like books, booklets, tinnies (day badges), newspapers, etcetera.

    [Below: I present to you 'Ewiges Deutschland' (Eternal Germany), 1939. It says:

    'Ein deutsches hausbuch
    Weihnachtsgabe des
    Winterhilfswerks des Deutsches Volkes'

    (A German house book
    Christmas gift of the
    Winter Relief Organization of the German People)

    This unassuming book contains some truly beautiful art. Here is an example... enjoy, my friends. Click to see inside!]

    [Below: Another edition of 'Ewiges Deutschland' (Eternal Germany), this time from 1942. I assume there are other editions of these books. Anyway, enjoy.]

    *Special thanks to my wehrwolf comrade behind enemy lines! You know who you are!

    [Below: 'Wir Mädel Singen' (We Girls Sing). This is a BDM [Bund Deutscher Mädel, or League of German Girls] girls song book. Click on the image to see a random selection from the book.]

    [Below: I present to you this book from 1937:

    und wahrer

    and true
    Nature Healing)

    No Pfizer or Moderna poisons here. As we realize that the entire medical industry is an enemy of mankind and a ruthless, evil system bent on making us sick and keeping us sick, we will one day look back on the old ways, which the peoples of the earth learned over thousands of years. Modern medicine is indeed one of the deadliest rackets in human history.

    Don't believe me? Could you be so blind and naive? Consider this:

    'With over 250,000 malpractice deaths each year, medical mistakes can be considered the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer.'
    --The British Medical Journal.

    One of the authors also wrote:

    ...'it boils down to people dying from the care that they receive, rather than the disease for which they are seeking care.'

    An author of the study goes on:

    'We have to acknowledge, these are terrible tragedies... To get injured or killed by the care that was supposed to help you is awful, the suffering is immense and the numbers are staggering.'

    'If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity.'
    --Oliver W. Holmes (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935), American jurist and legal scholar.

    Click on the image to see a random selection from the book.]

    [Below: Here is a pretty unique find - a box of large glass slides from 1938. They are labeled 'KR 1/1938 hindenburg', but I'm not sure why it would say Hindenburg, since the slides do not involve the man or the airship. Perhaps these were at some school and they got mixed up with other slides? I'm unsure. Either way, the pictures are pretty cool and most of them seem to be either unpublished or very rare. Unforuntately there is no way to scan them into actual photos (that I know of). The slides themselves are very dirty and although I gently cleaned them they are still filled with debris. The slides are a lot larger than modern slides, measuring 3¼" x 4". The slides are also numbered and there is only a partial set (numbers 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16). First, here is a picture of the box itself. Enjoy. Click to enlarge!]

    [Below: Here is the box viewed from above with the lid off. Those fabric strands are there to help pull out the slides.]

    [Below: Here are the slides splayed out.]

    [Below: Each slide has two tabs of information on each side, first let's look at the left side. It says: 'Reichsstelle für den Unterrichtsfilm - Schul-kernreihe', which translates as 'Reich office for the educational film - School core series'. You'll also notice the strange circle with the letters 'RfdU' which stands for Reichsstelle für den Unterrichtsfilm.]

    [Below: Information tab, right side: 'Th. Benzinger / Lichtbilderverlag / Stuttgart', this is the publisher's name 'Th. Benzinger' is Theodor Benzinger and 'Lichtbilderverlag' means 'Photographic publishing house' from 'Stuttgart'.
    I found out that this publisher was founded in 1903 as a purely book publisher, but the next year in 1904 they began a photographic business and also released their first series of 'light image devices'.]

    [Below: #1 'Vorbeimarsch der Bannfahnen der HJ' (The HJ [Hitler Youth] Banners Marching Past).]

    [Below: #1 reverse.]

    [Below: #2 'Verlesen der Blutopfer' (Reading of the Blood Sacrifices).]

    [Below: #2 reverse.]

    [Below: #9 'Der Bannführer meldet' (The Bannführer Reports).]

    [Below: #9 reverse.]

    [Below: #10 'Totenehrung der SA' (Honoring the Dead of the SA [Sturmabteilung]).]

    [Below: #10 reverse.]

    [Below: #11 'SA=kundgebung' (SA Rally).]

    [Below: #11 reverse.]

    [Below: #12 'SA=Standartenweihe' (SA Standard Consecration).]

    [Below: #12 reverse.]

    [Below: #13 'SA=Vorbeimarsch' (SA Leading the March).]

    [Below: #13 reverse.]

    [Below: #14 'Wehrmacht, Aufmarsch zur Fahnenweihe' (Wehrmacht, Marching up to the Flag Consecration).]

    [Below: #14 reverse.]

    [Below: #15 'Wehrmacht, Gefechtsvorführung' (Wehrmacht, Battle Demonstration).]

    [Below: #15 reverse.]

    [Below: #16 'Der nächtliche Trauerzug' (The Night Funeral Procession).]

    [Below: #16 reverse.]

    [Below: After doing a little research I found some pictures of the actual device used to project these slides. It seems to be very rare and slides from the Third Reich seem nonexistent, so we have a rare treasure on our hands. Wouldn't you love to see these slides with the actual device? It would be surreal and magical.]

    [Below: I remembered that I had this little box tucked away and thought it would go good here. It is a super cool little item, I just wish it would have scanned better. But the film shows its age with lots of scratches and dings. Nonetheless it is a neat thing to see and some of the photos I've never seen before. I hope you enjoy. Below is the little box the film and information sheet came in. It is 1½ by 1½ inches. Click to enlarge!]

    [Below: Box open. Click to enlarge.]

    [Below: Box contents. Click to enlarge.]

    [Below: Information sheet. Click to enlarge.]

    [Below: Film strip. Instead of breaking up the photos I decided to show them as they are. This is definitely the longest photo I've ever put on Mourning the Ancient! Click to enlarge.]

    [Above: Wow, look at this! I've never seen anything like this before, so it must be very rare. It is a savings book from the Luftwaffe to a family of a KIA pilot. This was issued by Hermann Göring to a Hartmut Kühl, who was the son of the pilot killed in action. This magnificant quality book is 8½" by 6" with an embossed golden eagle with batons. This is Reichsmarshal Göring's personal symbol. The initial deposit was 1000 Reichsmarks in December 1942, with an additional deposit made by the family in 1945 in Erfurt. The ink stamp of 'Erledigt' means 'Completed'. Click on the image to see the pages within the book and pictures of the pilot!]