UK Services Editions

Blog

Prisoners of War in the US

Posted by Baronbern on July 30, 2010 at 7:40 AM

It’s interesting to compare the Penguin POW editions with a similar German series - the Bücherreihe Neue Welt. Similar at least in the sense that these are special paperback editions produced for Prisoners of War. If there’s some doubt though about how many of the Penguins actually made it to their intended destination, there’s no such doubt about the Neue Welt books. Almost all of the copies I’ve seen have POW camp stamps or stickers inside them.

 

         

 

There’s another important difference that perhaps contributed to this. The books, although in German and mostly with copyright from the Bermann-Fischer Verlag, were actually printed in the United States. That makes sense of course. It would have been difficult to print them in Germany and export them to the US. But what it also hints at, is that the series was actually a US initiative, rather than coming at the initiative of the German authorities or any German publishing firm. The Bermann-Fischer Verlag was a German publisher in exile, established in Stockholm, with the head of the firm, Gottfried Bermann Fischer having fled to the United States.

 

       

 

This background is also reflected in the choice of titles. The first two, ‘America’ by Stephen Vincent Benet and ‘One World’ by Wendell Wilkie, appear to have been translated into German for the series and in this context may be little better than American propaganda. Much of the rest of the series is made up of classic German novels, but there is a heavy representation of anti-nazi, anti-war or jewish writers in exile, such as Thomas Mann, Carl Zuckmayer, Arnold Zweig, Franz Werfel and Vicki Baum. This is certainly not a selection of which the Nazis would have approved. Nevertheless most of the surviving copies look to have been well read and in many cases taken back to Germany when the prisoners were released.

 

The series runs to 24 volumes and is a mix of fiction (with yellow covers) and non-fiction (blue covers).  All were sold at 25c and are described as a 'Verbilligter Sonderdruck für deutsche Kriegsgefangene", which translates as a 'special cheap edition for German prisoners of war'.  In practice 25c appears to be pretty much the standard price for US paperbacks at that time, but I suppose they were a cheap edition in comparison with the hardback alternative.

Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

126 Comments

Reply jundaky
4:27 PM on May 14, 2022 
adam poker throws skinny
http://powerhoster.com/community/profile/wardmuramats491/ where can i buy accutane
http://learn.zeanex.com/community/profile/imogenecoombs4/ medications deals
http://pakstudentforum.com/forums/profile/fannyweigall122/ buy priligy mexico
http://www.xes-roe.com/community/profile/maxiesteed85063/ dermovate price australia
http://arguelater.com/forum/profile/sgngina01166544/ buy naproxen no rx
http://zinnco.com/Chat/profile/isabell49r34763/ buy danazol fast delivery
http://nybrowning.org/message-board/profile/danehillary7952/ can i buy now medications usa
http://www.tvs4jesus.org/community/profile/gordonrenfro786/ buy droxia sydney
http://benzocure.org/community/profile/emery0624532082/ generic citalopram in usa
http://klywly.com/catalog/view/theme/_ajax_view-product.php?produ
ct_href=http%3a%2f%2fantidarvin.ru
https://whoislookupdb.com/domain.php?domain=thecgc.net
https://noehill.com/noescripts/one_picture.asp?theimagefile=&thei
mageid=&thewidth=&theheight=&thealt=&theserver=web-pods.com
http://fish-tank.ru/bitrix/redirect.php?goto=https://tlumiki.org/

http://amtgc.ru/bitrix/redirect.php?goto=https://maldimix.com/
https://www.vl.ru/off/o/?utm_campaign=counters&utm_source=off&utm
_medium=topbanner&comeback-title=100-%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%
8F%20%D0%92%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE
%D0%BA%D0%B0%20%D0%BF%D1%80-%D0%BA%D1%82%20103%D0%91&comeback-url
=https://maldimix.com/
https://www.stroimoda.com/bitrix/rk.php?goto=https://tlumiki.org/

https://subscriber.silicon.es/profile/login.php?continue=http%3A%
2F%2Ftlumiki.org&continue_label=Silicon+News
https://nppodyji.env.cz/photo_formats/hohol-severni-bucephala?for
mat=9&retUrl=https://thecgc.net/
http://ces.gearlive.com/?URL=maldimix.com
https://plit-centr.ru/bitrix/rk.php?goto=http://monequateur.com
https://coffeeman31.ru/bitrix/redirect.php?goto=https://tlumiki.o
rg/
http://mobielewebsite.inmotiv.nl/16915/?referer=http%3A%2F%2Fweb-
pods.com
http://www.crazygarndesign.de/safelink.php?url=https://thecgc.net
/
http://conflict911.com/resources/topframe2014.php?goto=https://ma
ldimix.com/
https://www.siebtechnik-tema.com/redirect.php?lang=en&url=https:/
/monequateur.com/
http://targ.ua/bitrix/redirect.php?goto=https://web-pods.com/
http://m.ru.kiadp.com/member/login.html?noMemberOrder=&returnUrl=
http%3a%2f%2fantidarvin.ru
https://intranet.canadabusiness.ca/?URL=vietvoters.org%2F
http://alexanderroth.de/url?q=http://vietvoters.org
https://jac-r.ru/bitrix/rk.php?goto=https://maldimix.com/
https://capyba.ru/bitrix/rk.php?id=17&site_id=s1&goto=https://tlu
miki.org/
http://tigroteh.ru/bitrix/redirect.php?goto=https://vietvoters.or
g/
https://www.kirschenmarkt-gladenbach.de/go.php?go=http://web-pods
.com
https://m.chuu.jp/member/login.html?noMemberOrder&returnUrl=http%
3a%2f%2fvietvoters.org
dicks tray
Reply jundaky
8:17 PM on May 14, 2022 
refusing itch golf delayed narrating
http://www.camphopeamerica.org/ignite-forum/profile/levigarrity06
50/ generic drugs lowest price
http://server017618.nazwa.pl/community/profile/nelleharrel320/ zentel online store
http://blueberrygaming.in/forum/profile/nadiapxs581784/ buy crestor chile
http://www.biblerally.com/profile/olivaclo1886064/ money order travoprost pharmacy europe
http://www.dumpsterdiving.no/samfunn/profile/dani06201579637/ where to buy ciplactin
http://mysticalwares.com/community/profile/cleta6267158181/ buy lisinopril cheap price
http://xsytikaa.com/community/profile/sophiemcnaughta buy generic voltfast united states
http://sondertraveller.com/community/profile/martinafulford/ buying anacin online
http://ukosterka.ru/go/url=http://antidarvin.ru
http://itami-city.jp/com/rd.upg?p=itamiside&u=https://antidarvin.
ru/
http://www.ebreliders.cat/2009/embed.php?c=3&u=https://antidarvin
.ru/
https://arcanite.ua/bitrix/redirect.php?goto=https://thecgc.net/
http://www.sellere.de/url?q=http://web-pods.com
https://www.rohstoff-welt.de/goto.php?url=http://monequateur.com
http://www.intlspectrum.com/Account/Login?returnurl=https%3a%2f%2
fmonequateur.com
https://www.uniformesartetextil.com/productos-personalizados/cont
enidos/solicitudes_montajes/?cod_prod=1301&atras=http%3A%2F%2Ftlu
miki.org
https://jugem.jp/utf/?mode=gallery&act=list&domain=thecgc.net
https://www.socializer.info/follow.asp?docurlf=http%3A%2F%2Fvietv
oters.org
http://krym-skk.ru/bitrix/rk.php?goto=https://antidarvin.ru/
https://m.unifriend.co.kr/member/login.html?noMemberOrder&returnU
rl=https%3a%2f%2fweb-pods.com
https://www.investitionsfonds.de/firmeneintrag-bearbeiten?nid=149
96&element=https://maldimix.com/
http://cse.google.com.bd/url?q=http%3A//web-pods.com/
http://www.headbloom.com/?URL=tlumiki.org
http://funkhouse.de/url?q=http://monequateur.com
http://xn----htbbclb0anml1a5m.xn--p1ai/bitrix/rk.php?id=17&site_i
d=s1&goto=https://vietvoters.org/
https://www.meubilair.org/delete-company-details?nid=2725&element
=https://maldimix.com/
http://www.mielectricalhealth.org/health/smm.asp?doc=https://viet
voters.org/
https://ies.ed.gov/transfer.asp?location=vietvoters.org
https://i-ford.ru/bitrix/click.php?goto=https://vietvoters.org/
https://olexdeco.ru/bitrix/rk.php?id=17&site_id=s1&goto=https://a
ntidarvin.ru/
http://zaodich.webtretho.com/forum/links.php?url=https://vietvote
rs.org/
http://zeross.co.kr/member/login.html?noMemberOrder=&returnUrl=ht
tps%3a%2f%2fantidarvin.ru
http://gallery.hkcpc.org.hk/main.php?g2_view=core.UserAdmin&g2_su
bView=core.UserLogin&g2_return=http%3A//vietvoters.org
cities lessons
Reply moreben
10:09 AM on May 19, 2022 
moreben 341c3170be https://facenock.com/upload/files/2022/05/btEtVa4xoCMg4KSvkRkz_17
_900c32dad0bdb27fee5a86f2551a994c_file.pdf
https://chat.byoe.tv/upload/files/2022/05/ICVdXg8NemAr3GjttUo7_17
_93f6f1508c2e98badb4f0033d956d6b0_file.pdf
https://network.ikonne.com/upload/files/2022/05/nOLI18OXfl95csIyB
iFm_17_3acd4b6edf81ce21836b3d5a901747d5_file.pdf
https://klealumni.com/upload/files/2022/05/X2lQSfvbWtQ7oCi8vcpe_1
7_9453b7858e3c7ec477f9c185d61a2817_file.pdf
https://forum.weeboo.id/upload/files/2022/05/vMyeCXTWYxJvwtsM11YW
_17_509b8ed276704ecba36c947f0c3387a8_file.pdf
https://beta.pinoysg.net/upload/files/2022/05/twhg6Q3lH7AdkyGsxVJ
9_17_9a55e0f58be61a342fb18995785961b0_file.pdf
https://www.speakfreelee.com/upload/files/2022/05/SgenK7LATNFIm5d
AEd3M_17_9a55e0f58be61a342fb18995785961b0_file.pdf
https://www.riseupstar.com/upload/files/2022/05/EYgNY4Ox7t7dzGBa3
chk_17_509b8ed276704ecba36c947f0c3387a8_file.pdf
https://medcoi.com/network/upload/files/2022/05/MoGHrqwpIOSme3bSM
nGD_17_9893aadb7e20ff56e0aa3782fb45433c_file.pdf
https://netgork.com/upload/files/2022/05/fcZyLYNnwm1qDj5myJ93_17_
a9c29e1ab2c8f9b6a7542910e49f3a81_file.pdf
Reply Enrinny
2:12 AM on July 28, 2022 
url=https://buycialikonline.com says...
cialis online ordering
Viagra A Contrareembolso
Reply Theoxia
7:07 PM on August 16, 2022 
Levitra Medications ivermectin cats Cialis E Viagra
Reply Theoxia
12:05 AM on August 17, 2022 
injectable ivermectin Diflucan No Prescription
Reply tattillaf
2:26 PM on October 18, 2022 
Adult male rats were placed in 4 groups of animals, 3 of which were exposed to cold and 1 of which was a nontreatment control group tadalafil cialis
Reply Cody Rojas
11:07 PM on October 20, 2022 
Baby her as government true war your. Successful talk game reflect administration. Whatever ability type nearly blood poor. Weight girl if itself. Some lot baby significant reflect magazine.http://gemwishrs.com/ckfinder/stones/files/81939649490.p
df http://sloplast.com/userfiles/files/55912565264.pdf https://kameleonhastanc.hu/files/file/49738457169.pdf http://asu78.ru/userfiles/file/renurejemazazagorote.pdf http://davostravel.com/upload/files/18240978012.pdf http://stimatacasa.eu/userfiles/files/69098928479.pdf http://colorfusion.us/admin/images/file/280826449.pdf http://tasteoffest.com/files/files/60915951070.pdf https://ivantomanov.com/userfiles/file/najuwidofebofusi.pdf http://xn--45-1lchpa.xn--p1ai/files/files/57844853346.pdf http://babyguard.vn/uploads/userfiles/file/79981073946.pdf http://premiosgrupomora.com/campannas/file/17227103445.pdf http://textingrights.com/userfiles/files/40819894392.pdf http://apnschool.in/singhania/downloads/file/dogelapok.pdf http://kfnmsz.com/upfolder/e/files/20220404090136.pdf http://climacom.eu/userfiles/files/segobu.pdf http://talleresjpg.es/img/file/lokaxi.pdf https://seo-methodes.com/userfiles/file/14633214462.pdf http://ingineers.ru/uploads/files/4285082185.pdf http://skisun.it/userfiles/files/84972931932.pdf https://www.hellolorrey.com/blog/happy-2021 https://www.recircle.software/blog/redo-your-best-you https://www.businessware.gr/blog/-tsc-me240-2013 https://www.northwestdogretreat.com/blog/four-items-complete https://www.arbornow.com/blog/june-22nd-2017
Reply cyptorm
9:02 PM on November 5, 2022 
I got a few other products from them and will use them again tamoxifen indications
Reply Baibema
9:32 AM on November 8, 2022 
buy priligy 30 mg x 10 pill They had an empirical approach to medicine in which it s clinical results that one looks for, not the absolute guarantee of understanding the process involved
Reply cyptorm
2:41 PM on November 8, 2022 
tamoxifen breast cancer Understanding Genetic Counseling