His demands that his students greet him with a "Heil Hitler" salute, at time when the Nazis were still a small fringe group, and his blatant and aggressive propagandizing led to his dismissal from his teaching job. He became the regional Nazi party leader in Franconia and the editor of the most virulently antisemitic Nazi newspaper Der Stürmer (see some examples of antisemitic cartoons that appeared in Der Stürmer, referenced below). This paper was crude and mixed racism with obscenity and pornography. It was in the city of Nuremberg, which was part of Streicher's territory, that a tradition developed of holding huge party rallies each fall. Streicher was highly valued and liked by Adolf Hitler and would play a significant role in the Nazi regime. Eventually, Streicher would be tried and hanged by the allied powers in the post-war period.
Links to other information about Julius Streicher:
- PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENT -- Der Stürmer Antisemitic Cartoon: "Jewish Culture"
- PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENT -- Der Stürmer Antisemitic Cartoon: "Nothing the November Republic Promised..."
- PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENT -- Der Stürmer Antisemitic Cartoon: "When the Vermin are Dead..."