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Caricature of Hitler and German historical figures as museum mannequins

Object | Accession Number: 1988.6.1

Postwar color caricature by Alfred Uzarski (1885-1970) depicting Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, a decapitated Jewish head, and other historical German military figures,as well as a decaptiated as mannequins on display in a museum hall. Uzarski was a successful writer and artist, known for satirical works critical of German bourgeois society and the radical right. He was co-founder of the avant garde Junge Rheinland group in Dusseldorf, which included Pankok, Schwesig, and Wollheim. After the Nazi regime gained power in 1933, art was expected to promote Nazi ideology. Modern art and those who created it were denounced as degenerate. Uzarski was forbidden from working as an artist and persecuted by the Nazi regime. He left for Belgium and it is believed that he living there in hiding for most of the war. After the war ended in May 1945, Uzarski returned to Dusseldorf and resumed his career.

Artwork Title
Im museum der deutschen geschichte
Alternate Title
In the Museum of German History
creation:  1948
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:11:43
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