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Pro-Nazi election poster with a farmer using a pitchfork against the bourgeoisie

Object | Accession Number: 1990.333.9

Political campaign poster for the Reichstag elections of July 31, 1932, showing a muscular Aryan farmer with a swastika belt buckle, using a pitchfork to remove dwarfish caricatures of Nazi Party enemies. These parties are represented by former Chancellor of Germany Herman Müller, a caricature of a stereotypical Jewish businessman with a newspaper (the press) in his pocket, a businessman, and a communist. The Nazis blamed these groups for Germany’s loss in World War I, the failure of the Weimar Republic, and the economic depression that Germany was going through. The poster depicts the Nazis’ target demographic, a young, working class, Aryan man, disposing of the Nazis’ enemies, in essence, empowering the people to take Germany from the rich and powerful and return it to the hands of the farmers and working men.

Title
Wir Bauern misten aus
Alternate Title
We Farmers Clear Away the Rubbish
Date
1933
Geography
manufacture : Germany
publication : 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 14:07:36
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