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Anti-Nazi drawing published in the PM newspaper

Object | Accession Number: 1991.182.18

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    Anti-Nazi drawing published in the PM newspaper

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    Brief Narrative
    This is the way it was between Heinrich Himmler's Schutzstaffel and Capt. Ernst Roehm's Sturmabteilung. Himler still goes on. Roem died in the Blood Purge in 1934. On the figure wearing the Nazi uniform, the swastika is not visible. The viewer can only see his right arm, the swastika is usually on the left arm.
    Collective Security
    Series Title
    18 in a series of 31
    creation:  1934
    publication/distribution:  1940 October 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    lower left corner of image, in ink, "Wm. Sharp"
    Artist: William Sharp
    Leon Schleifer was born in 1900 in Germany. He served in the German army at the end of World War I (1914-1918). He became a political cartoonist and his work was published in the anti-Nazi press. He also specialized in courtroom trial sketches. After the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, Schliefer emigrated to the United States. He changed his name to William Sharp and continued his career as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator. His work was published in the New York Times, Life Magazine, and other publications. He died in 1961, age sixty-one years.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of two men, almost full length portraits, hugging each other; one figure wears a Nazi soldier uniform, only his right arm is visible; the other figure bears a swastika on his left arm; as the two hug, they each hold a knife, ready to stab each other in the back
    overall: Height: 20.000 inches (50.8 cm) | Width: 14.020 inches (35.611 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, graphite, charcoal
    dated, lower left hand corner, in ink

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    The drawing was aquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991.
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