100 Years ago: Propaganda for Kids

100 Years ago: Propaganda for Kids

A French soldier is ridiculed in a German children’s book printed in the year 1915 during World War I. A small exhibition at the department of youth literature of Frankfurt’s university highlights some sad examples of propaganda meant to entertain the younger generation of that time. WW I began almost 100 years ago on July 28, 1914.

St. Martin’s Procession

St. Martin's Procession

Kids from a local primary school and a kindergarten carry their lanterns during a St. Martin’s procession in Frankfurt, Nov.11. Processions like this one take place each year mainly in the catholic areas of Germany and other countries. November 11 is the feast day of St. Martin of Tours (France), who started out as a Roman soldier and later became a monk. In one legend about his life he once cut his cloak in half and shared it with a beggar during a snowstorm.