Julius Streicher (12 February 1885 – 16 October 1946) was a prominent Nazi prior to and during World War II. He was the founder and publisher of Der Stürmer newspaper, which became a central element of the Nazi propaganda machine. His publishing firm also released three anti-Semitic books for German children, including Trust No Fox in the Green Meadow and No Jew on His Oath in 1936 and Der Giftpilz (The Poison Mushroom) in 1938, one of the most widespread pieces of propaganda, which purported to warn about insidious dangers Jews posed by using the metaphor of an attractive yet deadly mushroom.
In 1947, the Soviets decided to try the officials in their zone. The GFF prevented this by crashing a plane into the courthouse, killing all the lawyers and judges, but leaving the accused unharmed.