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Parole der Woche propaganda card exposing Jewish advisors controlling FDR

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Miniature German propaganda poster issued during the week of September 30 to October 6, 1942, from the Parole der Woche (Word of the Week) series. The poster claims that United States President Franklin Roosevelt set up a committee of advisors dubbed “the Brain Trust,” comprised of Jews and Jewish sympathizers. The poster then shows photos of Roosevelt’s supposed advisory committee: Bernard M. Baruch, Henry Morgenthau, Felix Frankfurt, Sol Bloom, Fiorello La Guardia, Cordell Hull, and claims that they are the real rulers in the U.S. In reality, Roosevelt’s “Brain Trust” was established in 1932, during his presidential campaign. The group’s key members were Raymond Moley, Rexford Tugwell, and Adolph Berle. Other advisors worked with the group as needed. The men on the poster were all high-ranking state or federal officials, but were not necessarily a part of the “Brain Trust,” and had varying degrees of influence over U.S. policy. Their presence on this poster is a reflection of their ties to Judaism being misused to fit the Nazi narrative of the “Jewish Enemy.” The Nazis used propaganda to buttress public support for the war effort, shape public opinion, and reinforce antisemitic ideas. As part of their propaganda campaign, the Nazis created the Word of the Week Series of posters (also referred to as Wandzeitung, or wall newspapers), which began distribution on March 16, 1936. Each week, new posters were placed in public places and businesses to be viewed by as many people as possible. Posters were the primary medium for the series, but smaller pamphlets were also produced, which could be plastered on the back of correspondences. The posters targeted the Nazis’ early political adversaries, Jews, Communists, and Germany’s enemies during the war. The series was discontinued in 1943.
    Title
    Die Maske fällt!
    Alternate Title
    The Mask falls
    Word of the Week
    Series Title
    Parole der Woche
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1942 September-1942 October 06
    Geography
    publication: Munich (Germany)
    distribution: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund
    Markings
    front, top center, offwhite, uncolored text within black inked field : Die Maske fällt!
    front, upper half, printed, black ink : Wie amerikanische Blätter berichten, hat Präsident Roosevelt einen neuen / Ausschuß zu seiner persönlichen Beratung gebildet. Diesem Ausschuß, der / hochtrabend ˵Gehirntrust” gennant wird, gehören an : / Bernard M. Baruch, Finanzmann, Jude, Henry Morgenthau, / Finanzminister, Jude, Felix Frankfurter, Professor, Jude, / Sal Bloom, Präsident der Armee - Kommission des Senats, Jude, / La Guardia, Bürgermeister von New York, Halbjude, / Jüdin verheiratet. / Das sind die wahren Herren in USA.! [As the American papers report, President Roosevelt has built a new committee for his personal counsel. This committee, named the magnificent “Brain Trust,” consists of : Bernard M. Baruch, Financier, Jewish, Henry Morgenthau, Finance minister, Jewish, Felix Frankfurter, Professor, Jewish, Sal Bloom, President of the Army Commission of the Senate, Jewish, La Guardia, Mayor of New York, Half Jewish, married a Jew. / These are the real rulers in the USA.!]
    front, lower half, center, printed, yellow ink : Was wir längst wußten, ist nun eindeutig bestätigt! Im Auftrage seiner jüdi - / schen Hintermänner hat Roosevelt seit Jahren zum Kriege gehetzt und schließ - / lich auch das amerikanische Volk in diesen für es aussichtslosen Krieg hinein - / getrieben. Im Auftrage des Weltjudentums fodert der ˵Verteidiger der Demo - / kratie” jetzt unumschränkte diktatorische Vollmachten. Mit seinem Strohmann / Roosevelt an der Spitze will Israel die judische Weltherrschaft errichten. / Die jungen Völker Europas, vereint mit ihrem japanischen Bundesgenossen, / werden diesen Plan zerschlagen. Sie werden die Waffen nicht eher / niederlegen, bis der Feind der Menschheit vernichtet ist! [What we have long known is now unequivocally confirmed! In the application of his Jewish backers, Roosevelt has for years agitated war and finally has also driven the American people into this unwinnable war. In fulfillment of world Jewry, the “Defender of Democracy,” now demands dictatorial authority. With their straw man Roosevelt at the forefront, Israel wants to establish Jewish world dominance. The young people of Europe, combined with their Japanese federal comrades, will destroy this plan! We will no sooner lie down our weapons, until the enemy of humanity is destroyed!]
    front, bottom left, printed, black ink : Parole der Woche Nr. 40/1942 / Zentralverlag der NSDAP., München / 0155 [Slogan of the Week Nr. 40/1942 / Central Publisher of the NSDAP., Munich / 0155]
    Contributor
    Publisher: Zentralverlag der NSDAP
    Issuer: Reichspropagandaleitung der N.S.D.A.P.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Information Forms
    Genre/Form
    Political posters.
    Physical Description
    Small, rectangular announcement on offwhite cardstock. At the top is a narrow black rectangle with the title displayed in offwhite text. Below this is a larger, yellow rectangle, 1.25 inches in height, with nine lines of German text in black ink. The third rectangle is black, one inch in height, with nine lines of offwhite German text. Publication information is printed along the bottom.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.875 inches (7.303 cm) | Width: 4.000 inches (10.16 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Germany.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The propaganda leaflet was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012.
    Funding Note
    The acquisition of this collection was made possible by The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-08 08:57:22
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