German Propaganda Archive Calvin College

Background: The Parole der Woche was a weekly Nazi propaganda poster issued between 1936 and 1943. Its primary form was as a “wall newspaper” that was posted in public places throughout Germany, but a smaller version (playing card size) was also issued, which could be pasted to the back of correspondence. On this page, I provide partial or full translations of seventeen examples, along with the smaller version in some cases.


Parole der Woche

 

Parole der Woche

#8/1941 [19 February]

Clear but Untimely!!

The white box has a quotation from a British periodical: “The European order that should result from this war must be one that makes a strong, armed, and united Germany forever impossible.” The rest of the text suggests that, under current conditions, the British are not going to be able to realize their wishes.

Small Version

#8/1941 [Small]

The small version includes the quotation, followed by this text: “That is what the English magazine The Nineteenth Century and After recently wrote. We, however, think that the plutocratic war criminals in England should stop thinking about what will happen after the war that they unleashed is over. A strong, armed, and united Germany will ensure that the plutocratic warmongers on the Thames will never again be able to conduct their bloody business at the cost of Europe’s peoples.”

Parole der Woche

#10/1941 [5 March]

...No Compromise!

The poster cites a British newspaper titled News Chronicle as follows: “If the Nazi regime is not completely destroyed, we will be responsible as God’s agents, because we did not take revenge on the greatest enemies of God that the world has ever known. Take the Bible in one hand, the sword in the other, and make no compromises! In Cromwell’s spirit!” The text suggests that England has done evil things to peoples all over the world, and that they will never again be able to get away with the claim of divine support. The final words: “An end will be made of them — and without compromise!!!”

Small Version

#10/1941 [Small]

The small version omits the graphic, but gets in most of the text.

Parole der Woche

#13/1941 [26 March]

Churchill’s War Goal:

“Churchill has been remarkably silent recently, especially when the English want to learn from him what the plutocratic war goals are. He refuses to make that clear. In view of impending British defeat, that is his best policy.” It goes on to note that Germany knows what those goals are, and cites an interview Churchill gave in World War I: “One must not only wipe Germany from the map, we English must above all extinguish any spark of German life everywhere in the world. We must make German women commit suicide because their children are starving in their wombs. We must lead the Germans to tear themselves apart until they lack any ability to resist. Then we will gag Germany’s mouth. Germany is like a living body. The gag will make its heart beat weaker and weaker, until is finally ceases to beat. Then we will chop the dead body of Germany into countless little pieces and distribute them to Germany’s neighbors. They will then ensure that no danger threatens us any longer.” It continues: "Mr. Churchill, we will never forget these words from your own mouth until the day of reckoning — and given the certainty of British defeat, you have good reason to keep silent.”

Parole der Woche

#15/1941 [23 April]

In the Name of Freedom!!!

The poster begins by citing President Roosevelt, who had recently said Germany was the enemy of freedom, whereas England was its defender. It refers to the picture showing the British torture of Indians, and mentions other British misdeeds as well. It concludes: “Put this picture in your album, Mr. Roosevelt, and show it to your Americans in the name of freedom, show them this picture in the name of humanity as an example of the democratic methods of your friends in London, and do not forget to mention the phrase: ‘By their deeds you shall know them’ — not by their words!!!”

Parole der Woche

#16/1941 [30 April]

...In Short, We Have to Bluff!

The left side cites a British spokesman who in a radio talk said that Britain had to bluff, to create the impression that military preparations were being made. The bottom of the right side says: “Bluff here, bluff there — the day will come when there is a bitter awakening on the British Isles. This time, it will not be the desperate lies of Churchill and his comrades that determine the outcome, but rather the hard and pitiless facts created by German weapons!!”

 

 

Small Version

#16/1941 [Small]

The small version gets most of the text in, using smaller print.

Parole der Woche

#19/1941 [7 May]

This poster appeared after the British withdrawal from Greece in April 1941. It mocks the British claim that: “English solders are physically and spiritually better and have — when compared to the Germans — exemplary fighting qualities.”

The cartoon, dated 1918, has a British officer stating that sandbags are not needed to protect the trenches — that is why the French are there.

It concludes by noting that this time, British plutocrats will have to fight their own battles.

Small Version

#19/1941 [Small]

The small version. The claims that the British have always let others bleed for them, but that it will not work this time.

Parole der Woche

#36/1941 [3 September]

A Rotten Trick!

Roosevelt and Churchill had just met and agreed on the “Atlantic Charter.” This poster responds: “Churchill and Roosevelt met on a yacht in the Atlantic. Their subordinates prophesied a turning point in human history. What was the result? A diluted new edition of Wilson’s Fourteen Points, in which the two plutocratic warmongers and Jewish lackeys presented themselves as future determiners of peace....” The points of the “Atlantic Charter” are then listed, with sarcastic commentary.

It concludes by claiming that Germany will not fall for that trick again.

Small Version

#36/1941 [Small]

The small version.

Parole der Woche

#37/1941 [10 September]

One Who Should Know...

The text cites the former Soviet ambassador to Bulgaria, who accuses Stalin of every manner of crime. It concludes: “The warmongers and Jewish lackeys Roosevelt and Churchill have shamelessly promised all of Europe to this ‘organizer of starvation,’ this inhuman oppressor, who has on his hands the blood of millions who have starved or been brutally butchered!! The German military will put an end to Stalin. And it will not forget his plutocratic patrons and pimps!”

 

 

Parole der Woche

#39/1941 [24 September]

13 Million Tons

“That is the amount of British, or British controlled, shipping that the German navy and Luftwaffe have sunk during two years of this plutocratic war. These figures do not include shipping damaged by German mines, or other damage that cannot be proven.

During the World War, the German navy destroyed a total of 12,242,990 BRT of enemy shipping over four years.

Parole der Woche

#39/1941

Then, Englandís supply routes to Europe were open.

Then British shipyards could work undisturbed to make up for the losses.

Then England could use the ships and shipyards of France, Holland, Norway, and other neutrals or allies throughout the world.

Then the fleets and bases of its countless allies were available to protect its convoys.

Then England had only one battleground and had to supply only its own island.

Then Germany was blockaded from the English Channel to Skagerrak.

That was then — What about today?

Today England is an island surrounded on all sides.

Today England has been driven from the entire European continent.

Today the German Luftwaffe prevents any attempt to rebuilt destroyed British shipyards.

Today the German navy and Luftwaffe have bases from the north of Norway to the Bay of Biscay at their disposal.

Today England must spread its warships across the globe and must protect its convoys across vast detours.

Today it has essentially used up the loaned American shipping reserves!

Parole der Woche

#39/1941

Mr. Churchill consoles the British with references to the World War, as if everything today is the same as it was back then. But how was it in reality back then? Four weeks after the end of the World War, that vain chatterer admitted to the Sunday Pictorial:

“We only narrowly got through! Our success hung on a tiny, thin, weak thread. Only a little more, and submarine warfare would have forced us to surrender because of starvation.”

Mr. Churchill, this time that thin thread will break, depend on it! Your desperate boasting about Britainís command of the seas cannot change that.

The page has turned. The facts prove it. And this time, these facts alone will determine the outcome!”

Parole der Woche

#39/1941 [Small]

13 Million Tons

“That is the amount of British, or British controlled, shipping that the German navy and Luftwaffe have sunk during two years of this plutocratic war. These figures do not include shipping damaged by German mines, or other damage that cannot be proven.

During the World War, the German navy destroyed a total of 12,242,990 BRT of enemy shipping over four years.

Mr. Churchill consoles the British with references to the World War, as if everything today is the same as it was back then. But how was it in reality back then? Four weeks after the end of the World War, that vain chatterer admitted to the Sunday Pictorial:

“We only narrowly got through! Our success hung on a tiny, thin, weak thread. Only a little more, and submarine warfare would have forced us to surrender because of starvation.”

Mr. Churchill, this time that thin thread will break, depend on it! Your desperate boasting about Britainís command of the seas cannot change that.

The page has turned. The facts prove it. And this time, these facts alone will determine the outcome!”

Image courtesy of Moonwheel, a Danish site. He has over 100 more of these on one of his pages.

Parole der Woche

#40/1941 [1 October]

Always the Same Goal!

There was a propaganda campaign at this claiming that the Allies planned to utterly destroy Germany. It cites the London Daily Mail as follows: “We are at war with Germany, not only with the National Socialists. The war against the German people will be fought without regard to its leadership. Germany’s military strength must be broken, regardless of whether Germany is National Socialist, conservative, democratic, or socialist; otherwise we fight in vain. Germany must be rendered incapable of ever asserting itself militarily, regardless of the governmental system it has.” It then cites “the Jew Kaufmann”: “The present war is not a war against Adolf Hitler. It is also not a war against the Nazis. "Germany must forever perish!”

It concludes: “Germany knows how to give the appropriate response to the plutocratic-Jewish warmongers and their Bolshevist allies. Not their cries of hatred, but rather the hard language of German weapons will determine who will forever perish!

Small Version

#40/1941 [Small]

The small version.

Parole der Woche

#41/1941 [8 October]

Army Communiqué: No Comment Necessary!

 

The text includes German and Soviet military communiqués for the same two days. The Germans report great victories, the Soviets minor successes. The text of the right half:

German: “In close cooperation between the army and the Luftwaffe, 665,000 prisoners were captured, and 885 tanks, 3,719 pieces of artillery, and huge masses of other war material were captured or destroyed. The enemy’s bloody losses are very high.”

Soviet: “On 27 September, our troops fought (!!) the enemy along the entire front.”

 

Small Version

#41/1941 [Small]

The smaller version provides the comparison for one of the two dates contained in the large version,

Parole der Woche

#45/1941 [5 November]

“Translation into German Expressly Prohibited!

This takes up the case of Theodore Kaufman again, an insignificant American Jew who had self-published a book proposing the sterilization of all Germans. The Nazis claimed he was one of Roosevelt’s closest advisers.

For full details, see my translation of the pamphlet the Nazis issued in late September 1941 titled The War Goal of World Plutocracy.

 

 

Parole der Woche

#48/1941 [26 November]

That Was the Reason!

The text cites Hitler’s 8 November 1941speech claiming that England had been depending on rescue from the Soviet Union, explaining its earlier otherwise inexplicable confidence. It also cites the Manchester Guardian that England could never defeat Germany without an ally on the Continent.

“In plain German: Bolshevism was the last hope of the plutocratic warmongers in London! Its fall also seals the fate of the war criminals on the British Isles!!”

 

 

Parole der Woche

#11/1942 [11 March]

The Admission of an Insider

“Stalinís ambassador for the Bolshevization of England, Stafford Cripps, recently gave a speech in Bristol in which this warmonger said:

 

 

Parole der Woche

#11/1942

‘There is no doubt that the Soviet Union will be the greatest European power if England and the United States win the war, since the war will probably end with the seat of government in Berlin. If the British do not have friendly relations with the Soviets, the Soviet Union will determine Europeís future alone.’

That is clear proof that Churchill and Roosevelt have given the mass murderer Stalin a ‘free hand in Europe’ — in the event that they win with his assistance.

 

Parole der Woche

#11/1942

Besides that revelation of the infamous British-American war aims, the talkative Cripps said the following with cynical shamelessness:

‘Stalin signed the 1939 treaty with Germany, but immediately began war production to prepare for the moment in which he could successfully attack Germany.’

This statement, by one who should know, proves Stalinís treacherousness. Mr. Crippsís comments further prove to the whole world that the Führer had to strike at the last moment to save Germany and all of Europe from destruction by the Bolshevist hordes. Germany and the awakened peoples of Europe know what is necessary in this battle against the plutocratic-Jewish conspiracy and its Jewish-Bolshevist executioners:

A bitter struggle until victory!”

Parole der Woche

#11/1942 [Small]

The Admission of an Insider:

“Churchillís former ambassador in Moscow, Lord Privy Seal Cripps, recently stated:

‘Stalin signed the 1939 treaty with Germany, but immediately began war production to prepare for the moment in which he could successfully attack Germany.’

The warmonger Cripps also proves that the Führer had to strike at the last moment to save Germany and all of Europe from destruction by the Bolshevist hordes. We have but one slogan:

A bitter struggle until victory!”

Image courtesy of Moonwheel.

Parole der Woche

#16/1942

“The Führer is victory!

We stand victorious on all fronts in in unbreakable military camaraderie with our brave allies. We have conquered the front territories. The enemy’s treasures are in our hands. Now we must conquer the last fortress. Let us, therefore, close the ranks still tighter for his assault and stand like a steel chain for our Führer and our beloved fatherland! Hermann Göring.”

Parole der Woche

#48/1942

“The Führer spoke on 8 November 1943:

‘Today I look to the future with great confidence. We will prepare all of our attacks, as always thoroughly and at the proper time, and no attack that the others thought about has yet had success. There was a shout of triumph when the English landed at Boulogne, and then retreated. Six months later the talk has ceased. It turned out differently, as it will this time. You can be fully confident that the leadership and the military will do what has to be done and what can be done.’”

Parole der Woche

#51/1942

“The decisive battle!

That is proven by new German successes: 166 ships with a total of 1,035,000 BRT were sunk in November alone, a further terrible blow for England. It began this war only because the entirely German city of Danzig wanted to return to the Reich. — Churchill, one of those most guilty for this war, must warn his countrymen: ‘Remember that the U-boat war is not decreasing, but rather increasing.’

English admiral Sir Ragnar Calvin discussed the situation on the oceans in a radio speech. He made the following remarkable admission:

‘All the talk about the U-boat danger being overcome is false. The Battle of the Atlantic has spread to the seven seas and everything depends on its outcome. It continues ceaselessly, even if the public learns lamentably little about it. The U-boat problem remains of the greatest importance.’”

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