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Pro-Nazi election poster with a giant red swastika and number 1

Object | Accession Number: 1990.333.18

Political poster promoting the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler for the German elections of 1932. The image shows how, with the people’s support, the Nazi Party became the most popular political party in Germany. This poster was initially preserved by the FJM Rehse Archive and Museum of Contemporary History in Munich, a museum operated by the Nazi Party that preserved much of their early propaganda. By June 1932, Germany was deep in the throes of the Great Depression, with six million unemployed. This economic distress contributed to a rise in the popularity of the Nazi Party who along with the Communist Party and the Social Democrats, were the most popular political parties in Germany. When Germany held parliamentary elections in July of that year, the Nazi party won almost 40 percent of the electorate in the Reichstag, becoming the largest party in German parliament. However Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party failed to defeat incumbent Social Democratic President Paul von Hindenburg in the presidential election. With the support of his majority party, Hitler was appointed Chancellor by President Hindenburg on January 30, 1933.

Title
Das Volk Wählt Liste 1 Nationalsozialisten
Alternate Title
The People select List 1 National Socialists
Date
1932  (publication/distribution)
Geography
creation : Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
Nazi propaganda
Genre/Form
Propaganda posters.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-06-05 09:11:00
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