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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!
Date
1932 October  (publication/distribution)
Geography
creation : Munich (Germany)
Classification
Posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:08
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