This collection contains the book Adolf Hitlaer: Bilder aus dem Leben des Fuhrers. It is a Nazi propaganda biography of Adolf Hitler (published in 1936) in the form of an album with text that includes 188 black and white and 5 colored mounted cigarette cards produced by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst. Also included are fifty-seven 4 7/8" x 6 5/8" and sixty-six 3 1/8" x 4 5/8" black and white Nazi propaganda cigarette cards (circa 1933).
Adolf Hitler - Pictures of the Life of the Führer was published in 1936 by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, a tobacco company in Altona-Bahrenfeld, Germany. The book had blank spaces for users to glue appropriate cigarette cards from collectable cigarette packs. As cards and albums became a new and popular form of the media in the early 1930s, the Nazi party developed this book to target youth and promote cigarettes, tobacco and the early Nazi regime.
Holocaust Center for Humanity https://www.holocaustcenterseattle.org/cigarette-card-docent-training
Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico https://www.nmholocaustmuseum.org/library/hitler.html
The book covers Hitler's life, including childhood, World War I service, paintings, and his political career. In addition, it contains a biography of Nazi leaders, and spaces to glue appropriate cigarette cards. The collection also contains 66 (3 1/8" x 4 5/8") black and white Nazi cigarette cards and 57 (4 7/8" x 6 5/8") black and white Nazi cigarette cards.
Gift of Lenwood Coye Lewis in honor of his children Elizabeth Ann Lewis Turner, Deborah Gayle Lewis Reiman, and Lenwood Bryant Lewis
Processed by Aleck Tan, January 2020
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.