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Pro-German propaganda poster warning of threats against France

Object | Accession Number: 2009.213.1

Allegorical pro-German propaganda poster depicting France under attack by hostile, foreign elements allied with the Françaises Libres [Free French] movement. France is symbolized by a couple caring for the land, representing the safety and stability of France. They are threatened by three wolves labelled Freemasonry, Jews, and de Gaulle, supported by Lies, a three-headed snake, who seek to stop the regeneration of France. France was occupied by Nazi Germany from June 1940- fall 1944. The Free French were those who sought to continue the war against Germany even though France had surrendered. Most of these resistance forces were eventually united under General Charles de Gaulle. Paris was liberated on August 25, 1944, and de Gaulle entered in triumph the next day.

Artwork Title
Laissez-nous tranquilles!
Alternate Title
Leave us in Peace!
Date
1941  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Paris (France)
Language
French
Classification
Posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gary and Nina Wexler
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:15
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