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Waffen-SS recruitment text only poster that urges Dutch youth to help the Germans fight the Russians

Object | Accession Number: 2006.429.1

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Waffen-SS recruitment poster issued in August 1941 in German controlled Netherlands asking young Dutch men to join the German Army in order to defend against the Jewish Bolshevik threat. Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, on June 22, 1941. This was their biggest military operation of the war and there was an increased need for soldiers throughout the Germany Army.
    Artwork Title
    Jongen van Nederland!
    Alternate Title
    Youth of the Netherlands!
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1941 August
    Geography
    distribution: Netherlands
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of The Gurari
    Markings
    front top center, cursive, white ink : Jongen van / Nederland! [Youth of the Netherlands!]
    front, center, upper middle, print and cursive, white ink : Treedt aan in de Waffen SS / Tegen het bolsjewisme- / voor ons aller toekomst! [Enlist in the Waffen SS / Against Bolshevism / for all our futures!]
    front, center, lower middle, print and cursive, white ink : Onze roemrijke voor vaderen / zullen ons aanklagen voor het / Godsgericht als ons volk nu / achtervlijft... [Our glorious ancestors / urge you to...]
    front, lower left corner, black ink, red background : Meldt u aan bij het / Ergänzungsamt der Waffen SS. / Ergänzungsstelle Nordwest, / Stadhouderslaan 132 den Haag. / [Register with the / branch office of the Waffen SS. / Branch location Northwest. / Stadhouderslaan 132 den Haag.
    front, lower left border, black ink : PLAKAT Nr 14 ÖFFENTLICHER AUSHANG GENEHMIGT DURCH DIE DIENSTSTELLE DES REICHSKOMMISSARS. [POSTER No. 14 GOVERNMENT APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE REICH COMMISSIONER]
    Contributor
    Distributor: Waffen-SS

    Physical Details

    Language
    German Dutch
    Classification
    Posters
    Category
    Nazi propaganda
    Physical Description
    Large, rectangular poster on white paper with red and white text on a black background. The entire poster is filled with Dutch and German text, with some sections highlighted by red brushstroke accents. There is a prominent Waffen SS symbol on the lower right corner.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 47.125 inches (119.698 cm) | Width: 33.375 inches (84.773 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, graphite, colored pencil, ink
    Inscription
    back, top, center, red colored pencil : Waffen SS / 120x85 / 2s/8’41.
    back, top, center, stamp, purple ink : Gemeentelijke / Technische Dienst [Municipal Technical Department]
    back, top, center, pencil : acc. / initials

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Waffen-SS

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The poster was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Mark Bronson on behalf of The Gurari, Real Estate Brokers.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-28 08:09:32
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