Signed first edition of Kriegshetze gegen Deutschland: Lüge und Wahrheit über die Ursachen beider Weltkriege by Otto Ernst Remer. Title translates to: Incitement to War against Germany: Lies and Truths about the Causes of Both World Wars.
Octavo, 517pp. Maroon cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Text in German. Slight lean to text block, free of any marks or notations, a near fine example. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, light rubbing to tips, faint shelf wear. Signed opposite the title page: “In getreuer Verbindlichkeit / lieber Kamerad Peter Fromer / Ihr Otto Ernst Remer / Bad Kissingen, 25.3.90.” Translates to: “In faithful affection / Dear comrade Peter Fromer / Your Otto Ernst Remer / Bad Kissingen, March 25, 90.”
Otto Ernst Remer (1912-1997) was an unrepentant Nazi Wehrmacht officer during WWII, who was instrumental in stopping the July 20th, 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Shortly after the assassination attempt, Claus von Stauffenberg ordered Remer to arrest several top Nazi officials. When Remer went to see Joseph Goebbels to carry out the order, he was put on the phone with Hitler, who instructed him to arrest the conspirators. After the war, he was briefly arrested but returned to Germany to co-found the far right Socialist Reich Party. He was an influential figure in postwar neo-fascist politics and as such, a controversial figure.