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Nuremberg war crimes trial poster proclaiming guilty with Hitler as a grinning skull

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    Nuremberg war crimes trial poster proclaiming guilty with Hitler as a grinning skull

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    Brief Narrative
    Poster created by Jurgen Freese for the Nuremberg Trials in 1946. The poster depicts the head of Hitler as a skull. After the end of the war and the defeat of Nazi Germany, Allied occupation authorities in Germany used posters such as this one to emphasize the criminal nature of the Nazi regime. An International Military Tribunal (IMT) was convened at Nuremberg, Germany, soon after the end of World War II on May 7, 1945. It purpose was to seek justice for crimes against humanity, evidenced by the Holocaust, perpetrated by Nazi Germany. In October 1945, the IMT formally indicted the Nuremberg defendants on four counts: crimes against peace, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and conspiracy to commit these crimes; the verdicts were delivered on October 1, 1946.
    Artwork Title
    NÜRNBERG Schuldig!
    Alternate Title
    Nuremberg. Guilty!
    publication/distribution:  1946
    distribution: Germany
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund
    front, top, red and black ink : NÜRNBERG
    front, bottom : Schuldig! [Guilty!]
    front, bottom edge, red and black ink : JÜRGEN FREESE
    Artist: Jurgen Freese

    Physical Details

    War propaganda
    Physical Description
    Poster on offwhite paper with a black background and red caricature of the head of Hitler. The top of the head is covered with hair and flesh; the bottom is a bare, grinning skull. It has eyes with dilated pupils, flesh ears and nose, with a toothbrush mustache. The mouth is shown without lips, revealing the jawbones, teeth, and chin. There is German text at the top and bottom.
    overall: Height: 32.375 inches (82.233 cm) | Width: 22.000 inches (55.88 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The Nuremburg trial poster was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007.
    Funding Note
    The acquisition of this collection was made possible by The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund.
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