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Hirsch, Herbert.  GENOCIDE AND THE POLITICS OF MEMORY. Chapel Hill &
London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995. (Pg. 118-19)

Under the section, TEACHING MATERIALS FOR NAZI EDUCATION, Hirsch writes

"For example, a young child was usually exposed to a primer that clearly
showed the priorities 'in word and picture, with camp life, marching,
martial drums, boys growing up to be soldiers, and girls to take care of
soldiers' (Mann 1938, pp. 56-57).  A supplement to the primer was
bright red cover are two pictures with the title.  One is the fox,
peering around a corner maliciously eager for his prey; and the other, a
typical Nazi caricature of the Jew, beneath the Star of David-huge nose,
thick lips and bleary eyes, swearing his false oath with fat fingers
raised.'  The words the authors wished their readers to remember were
printed in red:  'Devil,' 'Jews,' 'thick-lips,' 'gangster.'  This
anti-Semitic book was a basic educational tool and was typical of the
material provided for young children." 

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