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


  • The following are little donation books released during the war to help the German people. The smallest books are about 1"x2 1/2" (3 1/2mm x 5mm). The large book is a little over 2" x 2 3/4" (7mm x 5mm). These were all probably released by the German aid organization the Winterhilfswerk des Deutschen Volkes (Winter Relief of the German People), or simply known as the Winterhilfswerk (WHW). Below is an example of the sizes of the booklets.

    [Below: This little book released in 1942/43 called 'Heroes of the Wehrmacht'. This particular number is 11 and showcases Otto Lancelle who was martyred July 3, 1941. Apparently there are twenty of these in the series, but this is one of only two I've seen. These aren't like the normal little booklets you might have seen before, they are about twice the size. These books, like the smaller ones featuring Adolf Hitler and the like, have little looping strings attached. Were these meant to be hung on Christmas trees? And how did a person obtain them? Donations probably? I wonder how hard these were to collect back then? Anyway, here is the first book from beginning to end. Click to see the pages inside.]

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    [Below: This little book released in 1942/43 called 'Heroes of the Wehrmacht'. This particular number is 13 and showcases Werner Mölders, who was martyred on November 22, 1941. Click to see the pages inside.]

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    [Below: This little book released in 1942/43 called 'Heroes of the Wehrmacht'. This particular number is 15 and showcases Ritter Edler von Peter, who was martyred on September 26, 1941. Click to see the pages inside.]

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    [Below: Die Führer und der Arbeiter (The Führer and the Worker). Click to see inside!]

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    [Below: Des Führers Kampf In Belgien (The Führer's Struggle in Belgium). Click to see inside!]

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    [Below: Des Führers Kampf in Norwegen (The Führer's Struggle in Norway). Click to see inside!]

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    [Below: Des Führers Kampf in Frankreich (The Führer's Struggle in France). Click to see inside!]

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    [Below: Der Führer macht Geschichte 1934 (The Führer Makes History). Click to see inside!]

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    [Below: Der Führer macht Geschichte 1936 (The Führer Makes History). Click to see inside!]

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    [Below: Der Führer macht Geschichte 1937 (The Führer Makes History). Click to see inside!]

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    [Below: Der Führer macht Geschichte 1938 (The Führer Makes History). Click to see inside!]

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  • The following art was either sold or given after a donation probably to help fellow Germans (Volksdeutsche)in other lands. Each one says 'Volksdeutsches Kameradschaftsopfer der deutschen Jugend' (Volksdeutsch comradeship sacrifice of the German youth) and 'Volksbund für Deutschtum im Ausland' (War Graves Commission for Germans Abroad).

    [Below: Number 4, July 1939. Veit Stoss was a leading German sculptor, born sometime before 1450 and died in September 1533. ]

    [Below: Number 5, August 1939.]

    [Below: Number 6, September 1939.]

    [Below: Number 8, November 1939. This has a quote from Alfred Rosenberg: 'Die Balten verlieren eine heimat, aber gervinnen ihr Vaterland' (The Balts lose a homeland, but gain their fatherland).]

    [Below: Number 18, September 1940.]

    [Below: Number 24, March 1941.]

    [Below: Number 29, August 1941.]

    [Below: I'm not sure what this paper was used for, but it is a 'Motor-Kritik-Test-Karte' (Engine Critique Test Card) for the Volkwagon automobile. Note that is is called the 'KdF Wagon', this standing for 'Kraft durch Freude' or 'Strength Through Joy'). This revolutionary car was envisioned by Adolf Hitler, who even drew sketches of it, and was meant to be a 'people's car'. He wanted every working German to be able to afford an automobile. There were even savings books you could get from your employer to earn stamps toward the car. Of course the war spoiled all of these innovations, like everything it ruined.]

    [Below: Adolf Hitler sketched this drawing of the Volkswagon in the summer of 1932, while having lunch in a restaurant in Munch. This extraordinary design would become the most built car body of the 20th century!]

    [Below: Adolf Hitler views a prototype model of the Volkswagon with Ferdinand Porsche (left, black suit), and Strength Through Joy leader Robert Ley (middle).]

    [Below: Adolf Hitler views a prototype model of the Volkswagon with Ferdinand Porsche (left, black suit). Behind Hitler, and to his left, is Adolf Hühnlein (September 12, 1881 – June 18, 1942) the Korpsführer of the National Socialist Motor Corp.]

    [Below: Volkswagen savings stamp.]

    [Below: Adolf Hitler and Ferdinand Porsche (left of Hitler, black suit) with Robert Ley (right of Hitler).]

    [Below: This small newsletter of sorts is called 'Merkblätter für die kriegerkameradschaften' literally translates as 'Leaflets for the warrior comrades'. It is a veteran's publication from December 1940.]

    [Below: Here's a sample page...]

    [Below: This booklet is called 'Panzerpioniere im Häuserkampf' (Tank Engineers in Urban Combat) and 'Kriegsbücherei der deutschen Jugend' (War Library of the German Youth).]

    [Below: Reverse. This is 'Heft' (Issue) 96. As we can see by the names of the other issues shown here, each issue of this publication covered many different military topics.]

    [Below: A page within showing the great illustrations.]

    [Below: A page within showing the great illustrations.]

    [Below: A page within showing the great illustrations.]

    [Below: Another example of the series of booklets like that above, this one is called 'Hinter den feindlichen Linien gelandet' (Landed Behind Enemy Lines) and 'Kriegsbücherei der deutschen Jugend' (War Library of the German Youth).]

    [Below: Reverse. This is 'Heft' (Issue) 4. As we can see by the names of the other issues shown here, each issue of this publication covered many different military topics.]

    [Below: A page within showing the great illustrations.]

    [Below: A page within showing the great illustrations.]

    [Below: There were many issues of this publication. Here is a picture from a 2022 German auction.]

    [Below: Tiny (4 inches tall) Hitler Youth book. 'Pflichtlieder Der Hitlerjugend' (Mandatory Song of the Hitler Youth).]

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    [Below: This booklet is about 6X10 inches. 'Fränkische Feldpost Soldatenzeitung des Gaues Franken (French field post soldier newspaper of the district of France). This late war little newspaper was most likely for German soldiers stationed in France. February 1944. Click on the image to see inside the booklet. There is a POWERFUL speech by Adolf Hitler in this booklet.]

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    [Below: This little Vichy French booklet is called 'Bravo! les Anglais!' (Bravo! The English!).]

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