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Poster for Hitler's election as Führer acquired by an American tourist

Object | Accession Number: 2010.485.1

Large poster produced for the August 19, 1934, referendum to approve Hitler as Führer, the consolidation of President and Chancellor. The poster has a photograph of Hitler in uniform superimposed over a large crowd of people giving the Heil Hitler salute. It was acquired by 17 year old William A. Nelson, an American tourist traveling in Germany that month. Hitler assumed the role of Fuhrer on August 4, two days after the death of President Paul von Hindenburg. The vote was held to legitimize the position and solidify his dictatorial authority. Ninety percent of the population voted in favor of Hitler. After the results were announced, William rode his bicycle down the Rhine River and watched the celebrations.

Artwork Title
Führer Wir Folgen Dir! Alle sagen Ja!
Alternate Title
We follow the leader you enjoy! Everyone says Yes!
Date
1934 August  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judith Nelson
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:21:48
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