promotion of traditional and wholesome German values
Do you meant “pornography tinted with racial hatred”? Streicher had a whole collection of this stuff found at his house after the war.
He was promptly arrested and charged with war crimes despite never having been a member of the military, taking part in the alleged planning of the Holohoax, working at any concentration camps, or being part of the invasion of any other countries or territories.
And this is why he was acquitted of crimes against peace: his lawyer demonstrated he wasn’t involved in war preparation (he wasn’t even made on 1939 a Reich Commissar for Defense for his Gaue, unlike other Gauleiters).
He merely wrote a weekly newspaper.
Julius Streicher was found guilty of crimes against humanity because he was labeled an “accessory to murder” and was sentenced to be executed on October 1, 1946.
In most jurisdictions, incitement to murder is itself criminal: indeed, on 1945, even in the United States, several jurisdictions had criminal anarchy, criminal syndicalism and sedition statutes.
And does the following texts, chosen among several others, constitute incitement to murder, in spite of Streicher’s claims about hom wanting a Jewish Homeland:
• ”There must be a punitive expedition against the Jews in Russia, a punitive expedition which will provide the same fate for them that every murderer and criminal must expect, death sentence and execution. The Jews in Russia must be killed. They must be utterly exterminated. Then the world will see that the end of the Jews is also the end of Bolshevism.” (May 1939)
• “If the danger of the reproduction of that curse of God in the Jewish blood is to finally come to an end, then there is only one way-the extermination of that people whose father is the devil.” (December 25, 1941)
• “Developments since the rise of National Socialism make it probable that the continent will be freed from its Jewish destroyers of people and exploiters forever, and the German example after the German victory in World War II will also serve to bring about the destruction of the Jewish world tormentors on other continents.“ (January 6, 1944)
• "Whoever does what a Jew does is a scoundrel, a criminal. And he who repeats and wishes to copy him deserves the same fate, annihilation, death." (February 1944)
Then, once the extermination he so eagerly called for happened, he published the following article:
This is not a Jewish lie; it is really true that the Jews have, 'so to speak,' disappeared from Europe and that the 'Jewish reservoir of the East' from which the Jewish pestilence spread for centuries among the European nations has ceased to exist. If the Swiss newspaper wishes to affirm that the Jews did not expect this kind of development when they plunged the nations into the second World War, this is to be believed; but already at the beginning of the war the Fuehrer of the German Nation prophesied the events that have taken place. He said that the second World War would swallow those who had conjured it. (August 27, 1943)
And the fact he had a great number of readers is an aggravating factor, since it means he infected several more persons into supporting and even participating to the killing of Jews. Would you support an Imam advocating jihad being let free just because he kept his hand clean, letting his followers commit the bombings and the killings? As said Lieutenant colonel John Mervyn Guthrie Griffith-Jones in Nuremberg, “Without him the Kaltenbrunners, the Himmlers, the General Stroops would have had nobody to carry out their orders”.
Sadly, he did not die quickly since the execution seems to have been performed improperly, which caused him to suffer tremendously before his death.
Given the last words he ever aired were an anti-Semotic outburst and a demonstration of Nazi loyalty (other executed instead chose merely wishes for world peace and patriotic declarations, among others), I can’t feel bad for him.