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Nazi propaganda poster using British news reports to praise the power of the German Reich

Object | Accession Number: 1995.96.1

Nazi text only propaganda poster, Wie sag ich's meinem Kinde?, allegedly quoting a British newspaper editorial complaining that England has been sleeping while Germany has prepared for world domination, as shown by the German destruction of British naval convoys. Churchill is blamed and told to recognize how he has left his country unprepared, making parents and Churchill himself to wonder: How do I tell my child? The Nazi commentary congratulates Germany for being aggressive and prepared. The poster was issued on December 23, 1940, for the Parole der Woche (Slogan of the Week) series produced by the Nazi Party in Germany from 1936-1943. The series was discontinued in 1943 because of paper shortages caused by the prolonged war.

Artwork Title
Wie sag ich's meinem Kinde?
Alternate Title
How do I Tell my Child?
Series Title
Parole der Woche Folge 52
Date
1940 December 23  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-02-05 10:27:38
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