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Poster with a black circle and red X ballot for Hitler's election acquired by an American tourist

Object | Accession Number: 2010.485.5

Small poster produced for the August 19, 1934, referendum to approve Hitler as Führer, the consolidation of President and Chancellor. 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
Am 19. August ja
Alternate Title
Yes on August 19.
Date
1934 August  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : 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: 2018-10-24 14:07:47
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