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Book of satirical cartoons featuring Hitler

Publication | Accession Number: 2005.464.2

Hitler in der Karikatur der Welt, a book of caricatures of Hitler that belonged to Mara Vishniac. This is a 1938 edition of a book originally published in 1933 with the phrase "approved by the Fuhrer" printed on the cover. Mara lived in Berlin with her parents, Roman and Luta, and brother, Wolf. After Hitler's appointment as Chancellor in 1933, life became very precarious for Jews in Germany. Following the Kristallnacht pogrom on November 9-10, 1938, Mara, age 12, and her 16 year old brother Wolf were sent to stay with relatives in Riga, Latvia. Soon after, Mara was sent to a home for refugee children in Sweden. In 1940, Mara, her mother, and brother moved to Stockholm and obtained visas to travel to the United States. Her father was arrested as an enemy alien in German occupied Paris and imprisoned. He escaped after three months and, with the aid of the JDC, which had sponsored his photography, he obtained a visa to the US. The family reunited in Lisbon, Portugal, and left on the SS Siboney, arriving in New York on December 31, 1940.

Title
Hitler in der Karikatur der Welt : Tat gegen tinte: Ein Bildsammelwerk
Date
1938  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Leipzig (Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn
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Record last modified: 2017-11-14 10:04:26
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