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Text only blue campaign poster celebrating the success of Nazi government population policies

Object | Accession Number: 2008.342.1

Nazi propaganda broadside produced for the March 29, 1936, Reichstag election and plebiscite on the remilitarization of the Rhineland. It compares the increasing German birth and marriage rate from 1932-1935 during Nazi rule versus the decreasing birth rate of the Weimar Republic. This version was produced by the Nazi Party (NSDAP), Wurttemberg-Hohenzollern district. The election had only Nazi party candidates. The referendum was to approve, after the fact, the German reclamation of sovereignty of the Rhineland in western Germany, an area demilitarized under the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I (1914-1918) which was lost by Germany. The treaty forced Germany to concede territory, admit guilt, and pay heavy reparations. The economic burden destabilized the country and the anger and resentment it caused fueled the rise of the Nazi Party. The move was overwhelmingly approved; 98.9% of the population voted in favor of the action.

Artwork Title
Vor 1933 Sterbendes Volk
Alternate Title
Before 1933 A Dying People
publication/distribution:  1936 March
publication: Wurttemberg-Hohenzollern (Germany)
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:25:39
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