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Anti-Nazi drawing published in the PM newspaper

Object | Accession Number: 1991.182.19

Once when Adolf Hitler was standing by the tomb of Richard Wagner, whose music he adores, he referred to himself as "the young drummer of the German people." He has been a drummer all right [sic], thumping the tom-toms of hate and "race" to a chorus of hysterical "Heils" while the German people march blindly to their destruction. This drawing I completed in Germany. Imagine what would have happened if the Gestapo had seen it.

Artwork Title
Hitler the Drummer Boy, Proclaiming the Thousand Year Reich
Collection Subtitle
Totentanz
Series Title
19 in a series of 31
Date
1940 October 24  (publication/distribution)
Geography
creation : Germany
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Object Type
Drawing (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-03-19 10:32:02
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