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Reichstag election poster with a giant figure of the German worker subduing Communists and Nazis

Object | Accession Number: 2004.451.1

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.

Artwork Title
Select Social Democrats!
publication/distribution:  1932 October
creation: Munich (Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 08:30:33
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