Early Julius Streicher Water Colour
Early Julius Streicher Water Colour.
Rare early postcard hand-painted by Julius Streicher. The piece is dated 1912. Streicher served during the Great War and was awarded the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class during this time. After joining the NSDAP he was appointed in 1925 NSDAP Gauleiter of Franconia. He was a venomous anti-Semite and was best remembered for his publication "Der Stürmer" ( The Attacker ) an anti Jewish newspaper, among others publications. He was an unrepentant National Socialist even to his demise in Nuremberg at the hands of the hangman's noose in 1946.
The postcard size painting is a water colour of a village church scene in Germany. The reverse has a hand written message from Streicher. He was known to be a amateur painter during his early life. The card measures 14cms x 9cms. Unfortunately during its life somebody has removed the stamp by cutting the corner off the postcard, which was common practice for amateur philatelists at this time. This damage is reflected in the price.
NB The photo of Streicher is for reference only and not included in this sale.