Streicher (1885-1946), Julius

3 March, 2009
Bovy Daniel

Editor of the magazine Der Stürmer founded in 1923, Streicher was one of Hitler’s old arm comrade. He participated in the 1923 putsch in Bavaria and was feudatory of the DAP (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei – German Workers’ Party). From 1925 to 1940, he was Gauleiter of the German region of Franconia. He was one of the most violent anti-Semites of the Nazi party. He ardently defended the principles contained in the racist Nuremberg Laws. In 1938, he edited the image book The Poison Mushroom written by Ernst Hiemer. Streicher was particularly active during the Cristal Night as he pronounced hate speeches, developing the idea of the extermination of Jews. Corrupted financially and morally, Streicher received several times blames from Hitler for his numerous outbursts. Hitler forbade him to make public speeches. After the war, he was judged for the hatred he distilled during fifteen years and was executed on October 16, 1946.


Bytwerk, R. L., 2001, Julius Streicher: Nazi Editor of the Notorious Anti-Semitic Newspaper Der Stürmer. New York: Cooper Square Press.

Ruault, F., 2006, "Neuschöpfer des deutschen Volkes". Julius Streicher im Kampf gegen "Rassenschande". Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

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Bovy Daniel, Streicher (1885-1946), Julius , Mass Violence & Résistance, [online], published on: 3 March, 2009, accessed 17/02/2021,, ISSN 1961-9898
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