Reichstag election poster with a giant figure of the German worker subduing Communists and Nazis
- Artwork Title
- Select Social Democrats!
- Object Type
Posters, German (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Social Democratic Party campaign poster issued for the November 6, 1932, Reichstag election in Germany. The striking Modernist design in orange and black is by Karl Geiss. The poster features a giant statuelike figure of the proletariat grasping the collars of two men, one with a hammer and sickle Communist Party cap and the other with a swastika National Socialist (Nazi) Party hat. The SDP was the major political party in Germany until 1932. No party won a majority in this 2nd election of 1932, but the Nazis received the largest vote percentage, 33%. This was the last democratic national election held in prewar Germany. On January 31, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor.
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