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Julius Streicher was the famous owner and editor of Der Stürmer, which was a tabloid-style newspaper published from 1923-1945 in Germany. The newspaper was well-known for its abject contra-Semitic narrative and promotion of traditional and wholesome German values. Its fundament goal was to promote awareness of the Jewish Question and the war on Whites that World Jewry had been waging for centuries. At its peak, it reached a circulation of 600,000 in 1935 and was distributed to several different countries, including the United States.
With pleasure, I say that the Stürmer, more than any other daily or weekly newspaper, has made clear to the people in simple ways the danger of Jewry. Without Julius Streicher and his Stürmer, the importance of a solution to the Jewish question would not be seen to be as critical as it actually is by many citizens. It is therefore to be hoped that those who want to learn the unvarnished truth about the Jewish question will read the Stürmer– Albert Forster, the Gauleiter
Streicher came from a humble background. He was the son of a teacher and became one himself. He was also a war hero during WWI, having been awarded the Iron Cross, and whose outstanding battlefield achievements culminated in him rising to the rank of officer in a time when most of whom were part of the aristocracy.
After the war, Streicher quickly became disillusioned with Weimar Germany. He joined the National Socialist German Workers’ Party in 1921 because he hated the neoliberal capitalist anti-German government by which his beloved country and people were being ruled. He decided the best way to fight back was to plunge into the propaganda war that was being used to undermine, divide, and destroy his people. The first copy of Der Stürmer was published on April 20, 1923.
Der Stürmer was wildly successful and made Julius Streicher very famous and wealthy. Because of paper shortages during WWII, the publication was placed in enclosed reading stands so the German public was able to keep reading their favorite newspaper. The publication remained extremely popular despite any attempt to stem its admiration and readership up until its last date of publication on February 1, 1945.
Germany surrendered in May of 1945, and Julius Streicher was captured on May 23, 1945 in Austria. He was promptly arrested and charged with war crimes despite never having been a member of the military, taking part in the alleged planning of the Holohoax, working at any concentration camps, or being part of the invasion of any other countries or territories. He merely wrote a weekly newspaper.
Julius Streicher was found guilty of crimes against humanity because he was labeled an “accessory to murder” and was sentenced to be executed on October 1, 1946.
The judgment read in part:
For his 25 years of speaking, writing and preaching hatred of the Jews, Streicher was widely known as ‘Jew-Baiter Number One.’ In his speeches and articles, week after week, month after month, he infected the German mind with the virus of anti-Semitism, and incited the German people to active persecution. … Streicher’s incitement to murder and extermination at the time when Jews in the East were being killed under the most horrible conditions clearly constitutes persecution on political and racial grounds in connection with war crimes, as defined by the Charter, and constitutes a crime against humanity.
Despite the fact that Streicher complained that all his judges were Jewish and the full admission by the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal that Streicher had never physically committed nor actively participated in any violent act against another human being during the war, he was murdered by hanging on October 16, 1946. Sadly, he did not die quickly since the execution seems to have been performed improperly, which caused him to suffer tremendously before his death.
The consensus among eyewitnesses was that Streicher’s hanging did not proceed as planned, and that he did not receive the quick death from spinal severing typical of the other executions at Nuremberg.
Joseph Kingsbury-Smith, a journalist for the International News Service, who covered the murder stated:
Streicher went down kicking
Julius Streicher’s cremated ashes were scattered at a cemetery in Munich, along with the other men from the Nuremberg trials. He and his family were forbidden from receiving a proper burial despite the fact that Julius Streicher never physically harmed a single Jewish person.