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Political cartoon with a 3 paneled commentary on French and German collaboration

Object | Accession Number: 2004.264.1

Editorial cartoon poster commenting on the October 24, 1940, meeting between Adolf Hitler and Philippe Petain, head of the Vichy government, in Montoire-sur-le-Loir, France, where Petain called for collaboration between France and Germany. The three panels outline the pro and con attitudes: 1. The war is over; peace brings prosperity; 2. Is glorifying Petain the best way to deal with political unrest; 3. Big question: what does the future hold? Germany invaded France in May 1940. In June, Petain signed an armistice, which gave the Germans control of northern and western France, including Paris. The unoccupied territory was governed by a separate regime, based in Vichy, under Petain. While officially neutral, Vichy France cooperated with Germany, and enacted anti-Jewish legislation.

Artwork Title
Collaboration
Date
after 1940 October 24  (publication/distribution)
Geography
distribution : Paris (France)
Language
French
Classification
Posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:57
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