Who Wants War? And Why?

Who Wants War? And Why?

Mount Vernon, Washington: The Concord Press, [ca. 1939]. A small two-sided poster that warns of the Jewish attempt to instigate another world war for the benefit of International Jewry. The recto features excerpts from a 1921 interview with Henry Ford who discusses Jewish involvement in WWI as fulfillment of the Protocols. This is followed by excerpts from Zionists in Jewish publications to support the aforementioned conclusion. The recto then includes a quote from Bernard M. Baruch on destroying Germany’s barter system followed by an editorial comment: “Here emerges the typical huckstering Jew avidly envisioning an opportunity for transforming Christian blood into gold…” Also included are other Ford quotations from 1938-39 and a facsimile reproduction of a handbill circulated in Britain that contends that the British Army is led, fed and clad by Jews.

Although we were unable to determine the creator of this poster, one possibility is Judge N. W. Rogers, whose pamphlet, Swindle: The Federal Reserve “Our Misfortune” was also printed by Concord Press the previous year. The flyer’s admonition to “Read ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ was included on other Rogers propaganda and he was very active as an anti-Semitic propagandist during this time (although far from the only one). Not much is known about The Concord Press or who operated it, but like Pete Stahenberg’s National Press Association, it was an active interwar printer of anti-Semitic propaganda.

Offset printed on both sides on thin stock (9 ¾” x 12 ½”). A horizontal crease and some faint foxing, but a Near Fine example of a fragile item. Not found catalogued in OCLC. Scarce. Item #07657

Price: $250.00

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