Julius Streicher

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Julius Streicher was an early Nazi and publisher of sensational, semi-pornographic newspaper, Der Sturmer, which was a major incitement to antisemitism and even genocide. He was Gauleiter of Franconia until Adolf Hitler reluctantly removed him for corruption. Streicher was sentenced to death and hanged by the Trial of the Major War Criminals by the International Military Tribunal. In its verdict, the tribunal focused on his "incitement to murder and extermination at the time when Jews in the East were being killed under the most horrible conditions...constitutes a crime against humanity."

Airey Neave, part of the prosecution staff at Nuremberg, wrote "he was closer to Hitler's basic neurosis than anyone. It was Hitler, not Streicher, who wrote:

The black-haired Jewish youth lies in wait for hours on end, satanically glaring at and spying on the unsuspicious girl whom he plans to seduce, adulterating her blood and removing her from the bosom of her own people.[1]


  1. Airey Neave (1978), On Trial at Nuremberg, Little, Brown