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Sticker Book Of Nazi Era Under The Hammer!

By Staff

It is doubtful that whether there would be a chilling period of cruelty as that of Nazism. Now, a sticker book brings that period back with Nazi photographs showing Adolf Hitler in both a powerful and caring light. Yes, you can buy that book since it is up for an auction.

The members of the Hitler Youth have collected this soccer like stickers after 70 years of the cold era. The images, which were all part of Joseph Goebbels' propagandist policy also sees the Nazi leader skiing.

Hitler fans collected 138 pictures over a time and stuck them into the album to make this venture a success. This album remained in the house of a British soldier, who brought this back after the Second World War. Now, it is upto the auction by Richard Westwood-Brookes, from Mullock's auctioneers, at Ludlow racecourse on January 29.

The album includes pictures like smiling Fuhrer with Goebbels' young daughter Helga and other children wearing traditional German dress. There are stirring images that show the other more human side of Hitler that we often don't see.

The origin of the album started after Hitler transformed his country in so many ways. Keen Nazis bought photos from the local shops and filled each page of their albums as children enjoy their football albums. It worked in the same way as the Panini sticker albums of footballers work. The album is in good condition. It was first released in 1936, the year Berlin held the Olympic Games and the whole world was looking on!

Story first published: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 16:58 [IST]
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