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Pro-Nazi election poster featuring an oversized Aryan man towering over Germany’s enemies

Object | Accession Number: 1990.333.15

German poster for the 1932 Reichstag election showing a giant, muscular Aryan man looking down on dwarfish caricatures of the opposition candidates and German enemies. The poster features caricatures of former German chancellors Hermann Müller and Heinrich Brüning, as well as a figure wielding a bloody knife representing the threat of communism. A figure with stereotypical Jewish features and a newspaper in his pocket, denoting that the press is in the pocket of the Jews, is whispering in Müller’s ear, influencing his actions. Heinrich Brüning is holding a sign that references his use of emergency decrees and reliance on Section 48 of the Weimar Constitution during his term as chancellor from 1930-1932. The sign that the communist is holding shows their party’s interests are decidedly non-German, aligning with Russia and China. Müller’s sign implies that he and his Social Democratic Party work for the interest of the rich while the common man suffers.

Title
Wir Arbeiter sind erwacht
Alternate Title
We Workers have awakened
Date
1932  (publication/distribution)
Geography
creation : Berlin (Germany)
distribution : Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:04
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