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Antisemitic cartoon workers were required to post in a factory in German occupied Ukraine

Object | Accession Number: 2004.231.1

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    Brief Narrative
    Antisemitic flier that a Russian woman was ordered by the German occupying authorities to post in a Messerschmitt airplane factory where she worked assembling bombs in the Ukraine region of the Soviet Union. Removal of a posted flier was a serious offense with punitive consequences. The bulletin features a caricature of a fat, richly dressed Jewish man as the "the true and only goal of the Bolshevik "World Revolution." The woman who posted the flier saved a copy because she did not want the world to forget the "difficulties." She kept it hidden behind a wooden picture frame and took it with her when she later emigrated to Brazil, and then to the United States. See 2016.184.662 for a color poster of this handbill. Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, breaking the German-Soviet Pact signed in August 1938. Germany remained victorious until autumn 1942 when the Soviet counteroffensive forced them to begin a long retreat. Most of the Ukraine was liberated by 1943.
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1941-approximately 1944
    issue: Ukraine
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Steve Crane
    first paragraph, below image, black ink : Dies ist das wahre und einzige Ziel der bolschewistischen "Weltrevolution" Der mit dem Schweiß und Blut der unterjochten und geknechteten Völker geniastete Jude in Moskau und New Zork, in London und Johannisburg. Er wird mit dem Vergnügen des Sklavenhalters dafür sorgen, daß der Blutrausch seiner Henkersknechte alles vernichtet, was sich ihm entgegenstellt, wenn nicht Europa einig ist, vom Nordkap bis zum Schwarzen Meer und vom Mittelmeer bis zur Wolga. [This is the true and only goal of the Bolshevik "World Revolution" With the ingenious Jew, to take the sweat and blood of the oppressed and enslaved peoples in Moscow and New Zork, in London and Johannesburg. The slaveholder will see with pleasure and ensure that the bloodlust of his henchmen destroys everything that opposes it, if Europe is not united against it, from the North Cape to the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the Volga.]

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Handbills (tgm)
    Physical Description
    Square black-and-white caricature on newsprint with a graphic image of an extremely obese man in a black suit nestled among striped and dotted pillows. His head is near the center of the frame, but all that is visible is a grotesquely large curved nose and 2 fleshy lips with 4 teeth showing. He has a thin beard extending from his nearly bald crown to his lips and a double chin. His hands rest near the white bib spread on his ample stomach; he has rings on both fingers, manicured nails, white cuffs with links, and a big cigar. There is a white Star of David on his lower mid-section. The pillows adjacent to his head have Hebrew characters. A small round table with a demitasse cup, an aperitif glass, and a box labelled OSCURO sits in the foreground. Below the image is a paragraph of German text in black ink. The next paragraph repeats the text in Cyrillic Ukrainian.
    overall: Height: 8.125 inches (20.638 cm) | Width: 8.125 inches (20.638 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The handbill was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Steve Crane.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-06-13 13:00:16
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