The animals’ conference | Konferenz der Tiere. English

The animals’ conference | Konferenz der Tiere. English
  • Title :     The animals’ conference | Konferenz der Tiere. English
  • Artist:     Kästner, Erich , 1899-1974 | Trier, Walter , 1890-1951 (illustrator.) | Schauensee, Zita de (translator.) | Lepman, Jella. | Harer, Pamela K. (donor.) | David McKay Company, Inc. (publisher)
  • Accession:     XC2007.03.17.33
  • Collection:     Library
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     Animals in art | Animals in art , Juvenile literature | Illustrated children's books | Peace conferences | Peace conferences , Juvenile literature | Peace conferences | Peace conferences , 1940-1950 | Animals | Animals , 1940-1950 | War | War , Juvenile fiction | Peace | Peace , Juvenile fiction | Peace movements | Peace movements , Juvenile fiction | Wit and humor, Juvenile literature | Diplomacy , Congresses , Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc | PZ 10.3 .K101 An
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Erich Kästner ; based on an idea by Jella Lepman ; illustrated by Walter Trier ; translated by Zita de Schauensee. | "Copyrighted in Switzerland, 1949, by Europa Verlag A.G., Zürich. Originally published in German under the title of 'Die Konferenz der Tiere'"--t.p. verso. | In original dust jacket. | "The Animals' Conference : a story for children and other understanding people"--half-title page. | English. | Exhibited, April 23, 2010 through July 11, 2010, in “+5: Recent Acquisitions from The Wolfsonian Collection.” Book, The Animals’ Conference by Erich Kastner, 1949/Illustrated by Walter Trier (British, b. Bohemia, 1890–1951)/ Translation by Zita de Schauensee/ Published by David McKay Company, Inc., New York/ The Wolfsonian–FIU, Gift of Pamela K. Harer, XC2007.03.17.33: Books as well as board games and puzzles produced by both democratic and totalitarian countries played an important role in the numerous wars campaigns of the early twentieth century. They were a means to enlist even the youngest members of a nation in the broader cause of the war effort and build the allegiance of future adult citizens to the state. In some books, children are depicted as actual combatants; in others, young readers are encouraged to actively support the war through participation in scrap drives or by saving coins to buy victory stamps. Many of the children’s propaganda books exhibited here were donated by Pamela K. Harer to The Wolfsonian–FIU. The Harer Collection comprises more than one hundred children’s books primarily from the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War era.