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Poster with caricatures of Hitler and Tojo whispering into a civilian's ears

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.36

Propaganda poster urging citizens to be alert from a series sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States during World War II. Like the Avoid Careless Talk poster series created by the Office of War Information, it reminds the public of the vital part they play in the war effort. The VFW supported the war effort on the US home front by working with the Office of War Information to create posters, encourage enlistments, raise money, and even establishing an Aviation Cadet program to train and educate young pilots. During the war, the government was concerned about how the misrepresentation of facts affected the American public. Radio was an important tool, and Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany used native English speakers to broadcast radio messages to the opposition, spreading disinformation and creating fear.

Artwork Title
Don’t Fall for Enemy Propaganda
Date
1942-1945  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Kansas City (Mo.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:46
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