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Nazi Party election poster with a man smashing a financial building with a battering ram

Object | Accession Number: 1990.333.5

Political poster promoting the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler for the German elections of 1932. 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. The Nazis supported economic nationalism and distrusted international capital, preferring domestic production with the elimination of foreign competition. 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 backing of his majority party, Hitler was appointed Chancellor on January 30, 1933.

Title
Zerschmettert den Weltfeind!
Alternate Title
Shatter the enemy of the world!
Date
1932  (publication/distribution)
Geography
distribution : Germany
manufacture : Zwickau (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-03-29 12:59:37
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