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

Object | Accession Number: 2007.351.3

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!
Date
1946  (publication/distribution)
Geography
distribution : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:42
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