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Anti-Nazi drawing published in the PM newspaper

Object | Accession Number: 1991.182.4

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    Anti-Nazi drawing published in the PM newspaper


    Brief Narrative
    No matter how funny you found fat Hermann Goering and his uniforms, you didn't laugh out loud, anyhow. I completed this sketch in Germany in 1933 - a risky thing to do with the Nazis in the saddle and Goering president of the Reichstag. That whip in his hand isn't just for show: Goering is one of the cruelest men in Germany. It was he who decreed that the medieval axe should be used for death sentence. He was a big help to Hitler.
    Artwork Title
    The Parade
    Series Title
    4 in a series of 31
    creation:  1933
    publication/distribution:  1940 October 21
    creation: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    above title in lower left hand corner, in pencil, "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
    Parody of Hermann Goering; Image of unattractive gentleman in boots and night shirt holding whip and candlesticks selects from four military dress uniforms on dressmaker's dummies, one has a hatchet, one wears the swastika, one has a falcon's helmet.
    overall: Height: 14.020 inches (35.611 cm) | Width: 20.000 inches (50.8 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, charcoal, watercolor
    lower left corner, in ink, "The Parade"

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    Administrative Notes

    The drawing was aquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991.
    Record last modified:
    2023-07-06 13:22:04
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