The Illustrierter Beobachter was the NSDAP’s weekly illustrated newspaper, published from 1926 to 1945 by the NSDAP publishing house Franz Eher, Nachf. in Munich. The official NSDAP newspaper was the Völkischer Beobachter, the Illustrierter Beobachter was the heavily illustrated weekly version. Many issues show Adolf Hitler and other NSDAP leaders on the cover. The illustrated articles covered everything that was regarded important by the NSDAP at that time, such as the Führer on all kinds of occasions, the Reich Party Days, visits from political leaders of foreign countries, the new German armed forces, the KdF car, the Reichsautobahn, the annex of Austria (in the 1938 issues), the annex of Bohemia and Moravia (in the 1939 issues) occasionally anti-Semitic articles and much more! Since the outbreak of the war in September 1939 the content shifted of course more to war themes. Each issue is heavily illustrated and contains a lot of interesting historical information.
Issue Date: 4 July 1935
This article from the NSDAP illustrated weekly newspaper shows Joseph Goebbels in action, delivering a speech at a mass rally.
Contents: The cover shows the Emperor of Ethiopia test-firing a machine gun. The first interior story has photos of motorized military units. This is followed by a story of Hitler visiting those wounded at an industrial accident in Reinsdorf. In Munich, Hitler attends the ground breaking ceremony for a new art gallery, and also the opening of a new stretch of the Autobahn. This is followed by a photo essay of Goebbels speaking. Other stories show a Japanese ceremony for the war dead and sailors cleaning a cruiser.
Source: Goebbels hat das Wort!”, Illustrierter Beobachter, 4 July 1935, pp. 1048-1049.