MISCELLANEOUS PAPER ITEMS AND BOOKS
These are the publications known as cigarrette books or just propaganda books. Each had a specific topic
which always furthered the causes of the Third Reich. Hitler and his associates were always portrayed in a
good light. Whether it was accepting flowers from a little girl, inspecting Hitler Youth groups or visiting
a factory. The books were designed to give the reader the impression that the Fuhrer, the armed forces and
the Third Reich in general were good for Germany.
The books have numbered, empty boxes. It was up to the owner to get the cards to glue to the squares. The
idea was to complete each book by collecting all the cards available for the series. Some of these cards are
easily confused with authentic photographs because their quality is really good. However, they were mass
produced in factories and not photogrpahs taken by a private individual.
Some of the other books have smaller cards which are drawn. They do not look like photographs. Usually these
type of cards were obtained in cigarrette cartons.