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

Object | Accession Number: 2004.231.1

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
Object Type
Handbills (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Steve Crane
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:31:04
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