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ALFRED ROSENBERG
(1893 - 1946) Nazi leader considered the ideologist of Nazism, Reichsminister of the eastern territories, executed at Nuremburg. Most important signed book, Rosenberg's political treatise The Myth of the 20th Century, Hoheneichen-Berlang, Munich, 1940, octavo with blue cloth covers with gilt printing, boldly signed "Rosenberg" on the front flyleaf and dated in another hand "12 January 1943". That date corresponds with Rosenberg's fiftieth birthday! Gutter only very slightly cracked in places, spine bears just the slightest wear, else very good to fine. His "Myth" was the most influential Nazi text after Hitler's Mein Kampf. Rosenberg's racial interpretation of history concentrates on the supposedly negative influence of the Jewish race in contrast to the Aryan race. He equates the latter with the Nordic peoples of northern Europe. According to Rosenberg, modern culture has been corrupted by Semitic influences, which have produced degenerate modern art, along with moral and social degeneration. In contrast, Aryan culture is defined by innate moral sensibility and an energetic will to power. Rosenberg believed that the higher races must rule over the lower and not interbreed with them, because cross-breeding destroys the divine combination of physical heredity and spirit. Not all Germans were convinced: Hermann Göring said "if Rosenberg was to decide, we would only have rite, thing, myth and such kind of swindle".
Estimate $ 2,000-3,000

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