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Anti-Nazi drawing published in the PM newspaper

Object | Accession Number: 1991.182.2

These are the sketches and drawings with which I got out of Germany in 1934. They were done from scenes I witnessed myself, and from accounts by reliable witnesses. They show things that were going on in Germany while Hitler was sending his Storm Troopers, "the conquerors of the streets," beating and stomping and shooting men to death, and after he came to power, some of the pictures I brought out in sketch form, afraid to finish them. A newspaper man saw the scene above in 1933, and told me about it. The dress clothes cannot hide the brutality of the headsman and his assistants, who are about to execute a man whose crime was that he objected to tyranny. Se [sic] the sanctimonius pastor at the left! Not all of them were like Pastor Niemoller, who dared to denounce the crime of the Nazis. The prosecutor is reading the death warrant "in the name of the people." What a ghastly joke!

Artwork Title
In Namen des Volkes
Series Title
2 in a series of 31
Date
1934  (creation)
1940 October 21  (publication/distribution)
Language
German
Classification
Art
Category
Drawings
Object Type
Drawing (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:03
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